Instagram: How to Send Silent DMs

Users can contact others without sending notifications

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Instagram users can now send silent direct messages to other users in the photo- and video-sharing application. When someone sends a silent message, the recipient will not receive a notification. This may be a useful feature when users are in different time zones or otherwise shouldn’t be bothered.

Our guide will show you how to send a silent DM in the Instagram app.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS.

Step 1: Open an Instagram conversation and type the “@” symbol (without the quotation marks) in the text-entry field.



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