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You can do many fun things on Instagram to pass the time. One of those things is to allow your IG followers to send you anonymous questions and messages through an anonymous messaging app. It’s a fun way to see how people feel about you (and other topics) when they don’t have to risk being embarrassed by their own opinions or questions.
One of the most popular ways to post anonymous questions on Instagram is through the NGL app. In this guide, we’ll take a look at what NGL does and how to use it for anonymous questions on Instagram.
LNG is an anonymous messaging app for Instagram that allows users to request anonymous questions and messages from their followers. The name “NGL” means “I won’t lie” (a common phrase used on social media) and refers to the fact that the app tries to encourage honesty through anonymity.
Here’s how the app works: You post an Instagram story containing an NGL messaging link. Your followers view the story and use the link to anonymously send you a question or message. Once your subscribers submit their messages, NGL will send you a push notification to alert you. You can view received messages in the NGL application. You can also reply to these posts, but this is done publicly through another Instagram story.
It’s not hard to imagine how anonymous messaging apps like NGL could go wrong. People can abuse such apps to anonymously send intimidating or offensive messages. However, NGL said that their app uses “world-class AI content moderation” to “filter out harmful language and bullying.” And it offers a way to report any offensive messages that still make it to your NGL inbox.
In the following sections, we’ll show you how to use NGL to ask anonymous questions on Instagram and how to report offensive posts to NGL.
If you want to receive anonymous messages on Instagram, you can do so with NGL application. This is a very popular way to handle anonymous questions on Instagram and is easy to use. Here’s how to set up and use NGL:
Once downloaded, open NGL on your device.
Step 2: Select Get questions! button. Then enter your Instagram handle when prompted. To choose Made!
Step 3: NGL will automatically create an anonymous post link with your Instagram handle. This is the link where your subscribers will send you anonymous questions and messages. On the Play screen, select Copy link. Then select Share! button.
Step 4: You will then see a quick guide on how to add a link to posts to your Instagram story. Browse the guide and keep choosing The next step button until you see Share to Instagram button. Select this button.
Step 5: You will then be taken to Instagram, where NGL has prepared a story for you announcing your request for anonymous posts. On this screen, select Sticker icon in the upper right corner. Then choose blue and white Link sticker.
Step 6: On the next screen under URL, go ahead and paste the NGL messaging link you copied earlier. Then click Made.
To choose your story to post an NGL link to your story. Your followers will then see your story and select its NGL link to send you an anonymous message.
Once your subscribers start sending you anonymous questions and messages through your NGL link, NGL will start sending you push notifications alerting you to your posts. Click on these notifications to open the NGL app and view your messages.
Here’s how to reply to your messages:
Step 1: In the NGL application on inbox screen, if you have messages, you should see bright envelope icons with hearts on them. Select one of these icons to view his message.
Step 2: On the message screen, you will see the sent anonymous message and two options: Who posted this as well as Reply.
If you want to see hints to help you find out who sent the message, select Who posted this. This is a premium feature that requires a $5.99 weekly paid subscription.
If you want to answer what can be done for free, select Reply.
Step 3: You will then be taken to Instagram, where NGL has already prepared an Instagram story that has a question someone asked you.
In this story, enter your answer to the question. To choose your story to post your answer on your Instagram story so everyone can see your answer.
As you can imagine, anonymous messaging apps can become a breeding ground for offensive messages. And while NGL claims that they use AI content moderation to filter such messages, you can still find yourself in a situation where someone is taunting you through your own NGL anonymous messaging link. In this case, it is important to know how to report harassment to the NGL:
Open the offending message and select Report icon in the upper left corner of the screen. This icon looks like a triangle with an exclamation point in the middle. Then select Report.
According to NGLit also means that the message will be deleted and the sender will not be able to send you messages again in the future.