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Instagram: how to use filters to find messages on direct | Social networks

Instagram has a direct message filter feature. The function, which is initially available only for iPhone (iOS), allows you to filter search results to find unread conversations or those that have been marked as important. In addition, the functionality is also useful for people who do not remember the name of a user with whom they chatted via message, since it is not necessary to type anything to use the search filters. To find out how to find hidden directs among other messages, check out the following tutorial on how to use Instagram search filters.

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Step 1. Open Instagram and tap the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen to access direct messages. Then, touch the settings icon inside the message search bar to find the filters;

When to view filters for direct Instagram messages Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to view filters for direct Instagram messages Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to view filters for direct Instagram messages Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. The filters provided by Instagram are "unread" and "starred". Tap on the first one to find messages that have not been viewed. To return to the other filter options, touch the adjustment icon again;

Way to filter search results for unread messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWay to filter search results for unread messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Way to filter search results for unread messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Tap on the "Starred" filter to find the messages you marked as important.

When to find starred messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to find starred messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to find starred messages on Instagram Direct Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Use the tip to get more out of Instagram Direct and quickly find messages you want to reply to in your inbox.