The Instagram app has everything, from contacting friends to scrolling through an infinite feed of Photos and Reels. However, it is a significant time sink for me, so I chose to uninstall it. The main issue is that I no longer have the option to DM friends. Thankfully, Facebook has added a function that allows you to text your Instagram pals via the Facebook Messenger app and vice versa. I’ll be able to remove the Instagram app while still being able to message my Instagram friends. Let’s have a look at how to send messages on Instagram without the Instagram app.
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How to Connect Facebook Messenger to Instagram
In the Accounts Center of the Facebook or Instagram apps, you can link your accounts. The methods are much the same, and the settings can be found quickly in any of the apps. I’d connect the Instagram account with Facebook Messenger for this article, but you shouldn’t have any troubles if you utilize Instagram.
1: On your phone, launch the Facebook Messenger app and tap the avatar in the top left corner to access the app settings. Account settings can be found by scrolling below.
2: Scroll down to Accounts Center on the Account Settings page. To continue, tap Set up Accounts Center.
3: It will take you to a log-in screen, where you will be asked to input your Instagram credentials in order to authenticate and link your account to Facebook Messenger. To continue, enter your username and password.
4: Tap Yes, Finish Setup, and then press Continue.
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Your Instagram and Facebook accounts are now linked. You can easily locate your Instagram pals in the Messenger app by typing their names into the search field. To separate the contact from Facebook contacts, the description states “Instagram.”
When you send a message from Facebook Messenger to Instagram, it appears in the Instagram app as a normal chat. To separate it from other Instagram chats, it would be labeled Facebook.
If you’re contacting someone for the first time, the request may go straight to the Message Requests folder. There are no issues with cross-app texting other than that.
Wrap up: Send Messages on Instagram Without Instagram App
This was an easy way to link your Facebook and Instagram accounts, so you could send messages across the two apps. It’s especially handy for me because I don’t use the Instagram app but still need to keep in touch with my Instagram pals. This feature makes it possible for me to do so without compromising any convenience. Furthermore, if you want to disable this feature in the future, you may do so easily by following this instruction on how to disable Facebook Messenger on Instagram. What are your thoughts? Please notify me via Twitter.