How to start a chat on Instagram

You recently made new friends through Instagram and especially c ‘is a person who has aroused your interest and with whom you would like to learn more. In this regard, although you have thought of breaking the ice by sending her a private message, you have not yet done so, from the moment you have doubts: on the one hand you do not know how Instagram works well and, on the other, you have the fear of making this person away with a sentence written in the wrong way.

As you say, things are exactly like this and you wonder > how to start a chat on Instagram as you would like some advice in this regard? Don’t worry: if you want, in the next chapters of this tutorial I will give you all the information on how to use the Instagram private chat in order to start a new conversation. In addition, I will also give you several general tips and tricks on how to start a conversation in the right way and, above all, with the right words.

If, therefore, you are now impatient to learn more, I invite you to sit down comfortably and take just a few minutes of free time to read this guide of mine calmly. You will see that by carefully following the directions and advice I am about to provide you, you will easily succeed in the intent you have proposed. Let it bet? At this point, all I have to do is wish you good reading and above all wish you a big good luck for everything!


How to start a conversation on Instagram

Come iniziare una conversazione su Instagram

I start this tutorial by explaining in detail how to start a chat on Instagram from the technical point of view, using the app of the well-known photographic social network for Android (downloadable from the Play Store or alternative stores) or for iPhone (downloadable from the App Store). Furthermore, you will be interested to know that you can also proceed from PC , via the official Instagram site or its application for Windows 10.

To proceed from a smartphone, then, start the Instagram app by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and in the drawer of your device. Once this is done, log in to your account (if necessary), in order to view the Instagram home screen (the house icon ), and go to the section dedicated to private messages of the social network , by tapping on the airplane icon located in the upper right corner.

Now, to start a private conversation with a person with whom you have never interacted before, press on the pencil and sheet of paper icon located in the upper right corner. Once this is done, in the menu that is shown to you, check the username of the person with whom you want to chat or type their username directly in the text field Search , at the top. Then tap on the name , to select it and, finally, click on the Chat button located at the top right.

This will show you the private chat screen with the selected user: you can then write a message by typing it in the text field Send a message . Eventually, you can also use the other functions of the social network, such as sending voice messages (the microphone icon ) or sharing multimedia content (the gallery icon) Finally, to send the message, click on the Send button.

As regards, however, the possibility of sending private messages on Instagram from PC , I would be happy to know that both the official website of the social network and its application for Windows 10 support this possibility. Therefore, in this specific case, all you have to do is log into your account (if necessary) and press the airplane icon located in the upper right corner, to access the dedicated section to private messages.

Instagram Windows 10

After that, press on the pencil and sheet of paper icon , select the name of the person you want to chat with (or search for it via the internal search engine) and press the button Next , in order to display the screen dedicated to private chat.

At this point, you just have to type the message to be sent, in the text field at the bottom, and send it by pressing the Send button. If you have any doubts or problems, refer to my guide where I tell you in more detail how to chat on Instagram.

How to start a conversation on Instagram with a boy or girl

Come iniziare una conversazione su Instagram con un ragazzo o una ragazza

Now that you understand how to use the Instagram feature dedicated to private messages, you are wondering how to start a conversation on Instagram with a guy or how to start a conversation on Instagram with a girl, since you would like some advice on how to approach this person in the right way? Then you will be happy to know that I have several general suggestions for this.

The first thing you need to know is that there is no 100% “right” way to start a chat with a girl or a boy, but surely you can start by taking a cue from the content that the person in question posts. For example, take a look at the biography of his Instagram profile, or even the photos he recently posted: perhaps in addition to the photos themselves, there may be some accompanying captions and you could use the information in them as a starting point for an interesting conversation.

Sure, if is a person you know little, it might also be useful to look at the stories he publishes, to understand what type he is and what his interests are. Taking a cue from this information you will surely find the right idea to start the conversation.

Once you have identified the starting point to start the conversation, you have to try to make a good impression, especially with the first message. In this regard, try to be original and not use clichés : write a message trying to arouse the interest and curiosity of the person you want to chat with, perhaps even asking a question at the end of the sentence , to stimulate the continuation of the conversation.

Still talking about the form of writing, I want to remind you that this is very important: in the private Instagram chat there are character limits, therefore, I suggest you avoid using abbreviations and any type of SMS-style language. This is not only an aesthetic question, but also a necessity, since abbreviations could lead to misunderstandings of the written text.

important, to make a good impression, take care of the spelling and grammar of your messages : it might seem obvious to say this, but a message full of errors certainly does not make a good first impression.

Last but not least (indeed!), always remember to be kind and polite , as well as patient : if you have written a message to a girl or a boy and this person does not reply immediately, do not insist on getting an answer immediately, otherwise you could be “annoying” and cause this person to have a negative feeling in the your comparisons.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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