Social Media 101: How to Check DMs and Message Requests on Instagram

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Today we will go over how to check your Direct Messages (DMs) on Instagram, find your message requests and approve or decline them.

The Steps to view and reply to your DMs on Instagram

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Tap on the paper airplane inbox icon in the right corner. 

If someone you don’t follow sends you a message, it will appear as a request.

The Steps to see your message requests

1. Follow the above steps to get to the direct messages page.

2. There will be blue text on the right side that will say something like “2 requests” (depending on how many you have). Tap on that text to view your message requests.

3. From there, you can decline or approve your requests. You have to approve a DM request to reply.

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