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Quick Reply Updates on Instagram: Learn How to Edit and Delete Your Autofill Responses

If you’ve found yourself typing the same Instagram™ Direct Message over and over, I’m here to tell you there’s an easier way! The quick reply on Instagram™ helps you to easily engage with your followers and will save you a ton of time. 

In this blog post I’m covering what you need to know about the quick reply on Instagram™, and how you can update your replies in just a few steps.

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What is an Instagram™ Quick Reply?

The quick reply is the best way to send Instagram™ direct messages in a snap. Simply put, quick replies are previously formatted messages that you can drop into any Instagram direct message. Available to business accounts only, quick replies help you avoid typing the same response to a bunch of people. 

Plus, you can save bityl links instead of having to track them down each time you want to send a message. If you want a deep dive on the basics of the Instagram™ quick reply, watch this YouTube video

How to Send an Instagram™ Quick Reply

Now that we’ve covered the basics, here’s how to send a quick reply. 

To get started, open up an Instagram™ direct message and tap on the plus sign. Then tap on the quick reply icon (it’s a chat bubble with three dots in it).

Sue B Zimmerman's Instagram Direct Message options including the quick reply icon.

Now you can add a new message or pick from your list of drafted replies.  

Sue B Zimmerman's Instagram quick reply messages.

If you want to save even more time, type in the keyboard shortcut so the quick reply automatically pops up. Just tap on the chat bubble icon when it turns blue. 

Sue B Zimmerman's Instagram direct message draft with her quick reply shortcut.

How to Edit or Delete an Instagram™ Quick Reply

While I’m sure all of your quick replies are amazing, there will come a time when you’ll want to edit or delete your drafted responses. Here’s how to do it in just a couple of steps. 

First, open up your list of Instagram™ quick replies and swipe left on the message you want to edit. Now you can either update your copy or delete your quick replies. 

Sue B Zimmerman's Instagram quick reply drafts with the edit and delete options open.

Ideas for Instagram™ Quick Replies

Not sure what you should include in your Instagram quick replies? Whether you have a brick or mortar store or a service-based online business, we all have our list of high-value offers that we want to share. By drafting a message with a link to an enticing offer, you’ll always have this high-value content ready to share in just a few taps. 

But the possibilities for quick replies don’t stop there. From YouTube videos, to apps that I love, and responses to interview inquiries, my quick replies are focused not only on my most frequently asked questions but the responses that are going to provide the most value for my followers. 

Whatever you decide to include, it should always focus on providing your followers with the most pertinent information. 

Sue B’s Best Quick Replies Formatting Tip

Instagram trends may come and go, but emojis are forever! That applies to Instagram™ quick replies too. 

Emojis add a dash of fun to your quick replies. Plus, if you use the same emojis consistently with your Instagram account, it’s a simple way to incorporate branding into your messages. 

Even better, type out your drafted message in your phone’s notes app first. Then you can simply copy and paste directly into Instagram. 

Sue B Zimmerman's quick reply messages packed with tons of engaging emojis.

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