Ever wondered why Instagram replaced ‘Stars’ with ‘Flag’? It’s the same function: It marks important conversations to revisit later, like a message or chat. The changes are coming soon, but users were repeatedly assured that the function of DMs would remain the same. Here’s how to switch to Flag mode and get the most out of the new feature. DMs are now filterable, allowing you to respond quickly to any conversation.
‘Flag’ replaces ‘Stars’
You may have noticed that ‘Flag’ replaced the star symbol in InstagramDM. You can now flag messages to save them for later review and search. The change comes after Instagram made a change to the messaging feature. Starting on December 21, you will no longer be able to use the star icon to flag a message. Users with Business Profiles can only access this feature. However, if you are not on Business Profile, the new flag icon will not affect the star feature.
This new feature allows you to flag communications from other Instagram users. To do so, open the DM chat and select the flag icon from the dropdown menu. It will then highlight all the conversations you want to mark as private. This way, you can ensure that your important conversations don’t get lost in the sea of DMs. To use the flag icon, you must be logged in to Instagram.
It helps you identify crucial conversations
DM is an important place to keep in touch with your followers. Instagram allows users to select the topics they want to communicate with others about. For example, you can choose whether to send them a direct message or a message containing links to your website. Instagram enables users to include links in their DMs, which is a great way to keep the conversation clean and relevant. Aside from that, flagging conversations allows you to respond to important inquiries quickly and avoid losing your reputation in the process.
Having a clear workflow and processes is essential for Instagram DM management. Without an efficient workflow, your social media team could be hampered in their work. Not only does Instagram require you to manage it on your phone, but your workflow can also be disorganized. In addition to the challenges, it’s important to understand what works best for your audience, which can make it difficult to manage all of your messages efficiently.
It lets you filter DMs
Instagram has launched new features to prevent abusive direct messages and block users from contacting you. Users can now turn on a DM filter in their privacy settings to block unwanted DM requests. Users can also manually uncover abusive text that may appear in DMs by deleting them or accepting them. In order to make the filter work, Instagram must allow users to opt-in. If you’re unsure of how to use it, check the FAQ for more information.
Another feature of the new feature is the ability to flag messages. This feature will hide unread messages and show you only those that you’ve flagged. This feature is great if you have several people handling your DMs, because they’ll be able to see where they left off. Users can also manually select which terms they want to filter by. It’s a great feature that will make filtering DMs more efficient and help you stay on top of your inbox.
It lets you create quick replies
There are two ways to set up a quick reply on Instagram. First, you need to open the previous direct message conversation. From there, tap on the three-dot icon that appears next to the text box. You can also add new replies by tapping the plus sign. Then, you can save the message as a quick reply. This way, you can send your reply to as many people as you want without spending much time.
When using Quick Replies, make sure to tailor your response to each individual. You don’t want to make your response sound cold or robotic. Instead, keep it short and personal. You can also include an emoji if you wish to make it more believable. Whether you’re a celebrity or an ordinary entrepreneur, the first impression of your response is important, so make sure to set the tone correctly.