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How to like a direct message on Instagram

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Instagram is one of the most entertaining social media platforms with millions of users around the world. Instagram offers amazing features to its users such as reacting or liking the direct messages. YES! You can react to the direct messages or DM’s on Instagram. You can send videos, GIFS, images, or share memes with your friends, and they can react to your direct message by liking or reacting to your direct message. However, many Instagram users do not know about this cool feature and don’t know how to like a direct message on Instagram. Therefore, we have a small guide that you can follow for liking direct messages.

How to like a direct message on Instagram

How to Like Instagram Direct Messages

We are mentioning the method that you can follow for liking the direct messages on Instagram. Since there is no virtual button for liking the direct messages, many users may not know how to like the messages. Here is how to do it:

1. Open the Instagram app on your device and head to your messages section. Tap on the Message icon from the top-right corner of the screen.

Tap on the message icon from the top-right corner of the screen

2. Select the Contact or the Conversation where you wish to like the message.

3. Finally, you can double-tap on your chosen message to like it.

Double-tap on your chosen message to like it

However, if you wish to remove your like from the direct message, you can click on the heart icon and click on ‘Tap to remove.’

Click on tap to remove

Moreover, you have the option of reacting to the direct messages with other emojis as well. Suppose your friend sends you a funny post, then you can react to the post by holding the message and selecting the laughing emoji.

Furthermore, there is a difference when it comes to liking a comment as you have to click on the heart icon to like a comment on a post. Whereas, for a direct message, you have to first open the conversation and then double-tap on the message to like it. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do you react to a DM on Instagram?

To react to a DM or direct message on Instagram, you have to simply double tap on the message that you wish to like. Similarly, if you wish to unlike a direct message, you have to click on the heart icon and select ‘tap to remove.’ Moreover, to react to a DM using emojis, you can hold the message and click on your preferred emoji.

What happens when you like a DM on Instagram?

When you like a DM on Instagram, your contacts will get a notification alert, and they will be able to see the heart icon on their message along with your profile picture next to it.

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We hope that this guide was helpful and you were able to like a direct message on Instagram. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this article, feel free to drop them in the comments section below.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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