Instagram: DM or Direct Messages
Ever heard the phrases “slide into my DM’s” or “DM me”? These terms are becoming increasingly common and used in popular culture. It means sending a message to one or more people directly and privately.
You can send direct messages on other platforms but on Instagram you can send photos or videos, posts you see in your newsfeed, disappearing photos and videos, profiles, text, hashtags and locations.
To see messages you’ve sent with Instagram Direct, tap the ‘paper aeroplane’ in the top-right corner of the Feed. From there you can manage the messages you’ve sent and received.