How to Do Anonymous Questions On Instagram

There is no better way to inspire honest, transparent, and 100% genuine content and responses than through anonymity. Unfortunately, the…

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There is no better way to inspire honest, transparent, and 100% genuine content and responses than through anonymity. Unfortunately, the very concept of anonymous posting causes many to abuse the privilege – which is why handling anonymous comments and questions is such a delicate topic on Instagram and other social platforms.

Anonymous questions are something that an increasing number of Instagram users are activating, to enable their followers to submit questions and other messages without their name or any traceable data linking them back to that message.

Thus, Instagram users can say whatever they like to the subject / asker of the anonymous questions, without fear of being identified.

Now, regular Instagram users won’t be surprised to learn that this isn’t a feature built directly into the app. Rather, those who want to encourage their followers to share anonymous questions will likely have to use a third party app called NGL – which creates a link that can be added to an Instagram story. When clicked on by a follower, this link takes them to a message board where they can submit a question or leave a comment completely anonymously.

The poster can respond to these questions and comments in whichever way they please, addressing comments in a live stream, responding via an Instagram story, or simply ignoring them.

To make this a part of your engagement with your followers on Instagram, here’s a quick guide to installing and setting yourself up on NGL.

Activating NGL For Anonymous Questions

  1. Download the NGL app
  2. Once downloaded, open the app and select ‘Get Questions’
  3. The app will ask you to enter your Instagram handle then select ‘done’
  4. NGL will then present you with a link that you can copy and add to your Instagram story, giving your followers direct access to a question tool that will send all questions straight to you
  5. Once you’ve gone through the tutorial on how to use and receive anonymous questions, NGL will generate you an Instagram story with a simple request for followers to submit their questions. All you need to do is add the link that you have already been given, and voila!

You’re now ready to receive – and respond to – anonymous questions on Instagram!