What is a DM?
Before we explain the term slide into DMs, let’s explain what a DM is. A DM on Instagram stand for Direct Message. This basically a direct message to a person via Instagram. With DMs a person can share either images or videos taken by your camera or you can share images and videos from Instagram to a friend through DM.
To access DM press the small arrow looking button on the top right corner of your home screen of your Instagram account. You will be notified that you received a DM when the arrow in the right corner has changed to a pink circle with the number of messages in the circle. If you receive a dm from a non follower, Instagram will give you the choice to accept or decline the conversation. You can also use DMs to create Instagram groups up to 15 people, where users can have discussions at the same time.
Slide into DMS
Sliding into DMs is a term used more for Instagram DMs. However, the phrase started with twitter many years ago. Since Instagram in one of the most popular visual based social media platforms, its term used by millennials. The term “slide into DMs” is used in a more flirtatious way:-
Guy 1: “Did you see Amanda Jo’s new Instagram post?”
Guy 2: “Yeah, I saw that. I’m gunna slide in the DMs.”
Guy 1: “You got no chance, she’ll reject you.”
This means Guy 2 will try his luck at making a move on Amanda Jo via Instagram’s DM Feature. In many cases, it’s an expression often said to represent the way an overly confident or even flirtatious user might contact someone they’re interested in. “Slide into DMs like…” is accompanied by funny image and is a popular meme all over Instagram. Meme – a photo or video to convey the right action or feeling.