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How To Fake an Instagram DM [Direct Message]

How To Fake an Instagram DM [Direct Message]
How to FAKE an Instagram DM!

Do you remember all those funny Instagram chat screenshots that went viral over the years? Hundreds of famous, seemingly genuine chat dialogs made us laugh, but, in most cases, they were fake.

Most of those pictures of funny conversations you see never really happened at all. Instead, they were created using one of the many popular fake Instagram DM apps. But how can you make your own fake Instagram conversations? What apps can you use to create a fake Instagram message?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Let’s look at how you can fake an Instagram DM.

Can You Edit Instagram Messages?

Why bother using a third-party app? Can’t you just edit your messages through the Instagram app?

No, you can’t. Although it is possible to edit and delete your captions on photos or your comments, the same can’t be said about Instagram messages. You can un-send a message, but if your friends see the comment before you delete it, there’s no point—they’ve read it anyway. You can also change the theme of Instagram DMs.

Instagram DM unsend

Can You Fake an Instagram DM?

Absolutely! It’s possible to fake an Instagram DM conversation really easily. All it takes is a few taps or a handy app.

The entire idea behind the fake DMs is to make people laugh and have fun. They are ideal tools for teasing your friends and family. You can let everyone know how funny you are by irritating them or making them laugh. Some people like to pull practical jokes on their friends, and a fake Instagram DM app is just what they need to make it happen.

Instagram DM fake

We know a few ways you do this, and we’ll explain how to use them too.

How to Fake a DM on Instagram

If you want to fake a DM from a celebrity or pretty much anyone on Instagram, you can do it using a secret trick, without installing any third-party apps. The process is pretty straightforward but can only be done if you have a professional account (creator/business profile). You can easily switch back to a personal account after using this trick. 

Here’s how you can fake an Instagram DM:

  1. Launch Instagram on your phone.
  2. Go to the profile you want to fake a DM from and tap the Message button. 
    An Instagram profile
  3. Type and send a message you wish to receive from them. 
    Instagram DM
  4. Exit the conversation. On iPhone, swipe left on that chat.
    On Android, press and hold the chat. 
  5. Tap Unread
    Instagram Message Unread option

That’s it. You should see it as a new message from that account.
Instagram Fake DM

How to Fake Instagram DM Using Third-party Apps

Ready to start creating your own funny fake Instagram exchanges?

Fortunately, by using a third-party app, this is incredibly easy to do.


Funsta is a fake Instagram chat app that looks exactly like the real deal. It allows you to create fake conversations you can then share with your friends. The app is easy to use and enables you to customize every little detail on the screen to make it feel more realistic. You will undoubtedly be able to prank friends and family.

You can add fake posts and comments, create phony groups, add members, post fake stories, use the full scope of emojis, fake auto-reply, and so much more. It is continuously updated with new features, so make sure to check it out.

How do Fake Instagram DM Apps Work?

The apps listed above all have similar features. All you have to do to pull a joke on your friends is run the app you’ve downloaded. Start by entering the Instagram handles of the people you want to portray, for example, your own, and that of a celebrity you want to fake chat with.

They say that the devil is in the details, and these apps will let you test that in practice by allowing you to add numerous features to make your chats appear like the real thing. Add photos, videos, stories, and other details that make it look and feel real. You can pull an innocent joke on a friend, but you can also use the app to get back at an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, your ex-boss, your neighbors – you name it.

The app will save the screenshot of a seemingly real Instagram chat you can then share with friends and family. There are no limits to what you can do with a fake Instagram DM generator. It depends on how creative you are and what you want to achieve. If you’re good enough, we may end up seeing some of your fake screenshots go viral on social media networks.
Keep in mind that these apps will work on the desktop; in fact, there are multiple things you can still do with Instagram on the desktop, like checking your messages. Sometimes it’s easier to edit images on your desktop before sending them back to yourself on DropBox.

Editor’s Pick

We have tried many apps, but we had the most fun with Funsta. It looks precisely like Instagram Chat and comes with easy-to-use features that allow us to come up with a joke or two in a matter of minutes. We could also fake posts and comments, create phony groups, add members, post fake stories, and all kinds of details that helped us confuse our friends with ease.

What’s your favorite fake Instagram DM app? Share your top picks as well as your funny fake Instagram DM stories in the comments below. If you find this post helpful, consider checking out our guide about how to view full-size photos on Instagram


1. How do you make people DM you on Instagram?

A. If you want to communicate with people on Instagram, there are a few ways to initiate a conversation. 

1. Send a DM to them. 
2. Use a Sticker or react to their story to slide into their DM.
3. Ask a Question in your story or make a poll.

2. Can I edit a direct message on Instagram?

A. Unfortunately, you can’t edit a direct message on Instagram that you have already sent to someone. Instagram doesn’t offer an option to edit sent messages. However, you can still Unsend a message and resend it with corrections if the receiver hasn’t seen it yet. Simply long-press the message and tap Unsend.

3. What is a DM glitch in Instagram?

A. In case you didn’t know about the DM glitch on Instagram, you can fake an Instagram DM and make it look like you received a text from a celebrity or pretty much anyone on the platform. 

To do this, launch Instagram on your phone and go to the profile you want to fake a DM from. Tap the Message button and send a message you wish to receive from them. Exit the conversation. On iPhone, swipe left on that chat. On Android, press and hold the chat. Tap Unread.

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Ronil Thakkar

Aug 19, 2023

Ronil is a Computer Engineer graduate who has a knack for writing about consumer technology. He has been covering news and guides about consumer electronics for around three years. His work has appeared on esteemed publications such as MakeUseOf, 91Mobiles, FossBytes, and Greenbot.

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