Switch Language
Instagram Automated Messages

6 NEW Types of Instagram Automated Messages to Scale Instagram Marketing

Instagram automation tools have been hard to come by. So much so that search engines commonly get the question, “Is Instagram automation dead?” Short answer: Absolutely not. In fact, Instagram automated messages just got a whole lot easier, as well as effective!

However, there’s a good reason why this question gets asked frequently: Many Instagram tools with automation features have come and gone over the years. And the DM (direct message) inbox on Instagram is ancient in its usefulness, design, and isn’t scalable without automation tools.

But all of that is about to change. Starting in February 2021, MobileMonkey will begin rolling out new Instagram tools for marketers, sales, customer support, and influencers.

Watch this recent webinar by Larry Kim to see these new Instagram marketing tools at work:

Larry’s Top 10 Instagram Marketing Growth Hacks for 2021 from MobileMonkey on Vimeo.

In this article, we’ll cover more than a handful of the Instagram tools available on the MobileMonkey messaging automation platform, including:

  1. Auto-reply to comments on posts with the Instagram Comment Bot.
  2. Automatically reply to Instagram DMs (direct message).
  3. Instagram automated welcome message.
  4. Automated FAQs for Instagram.
  5. Auto-Reply to Mentions on Instagram Stories.
  6. Fully automated drip marketing campaigns directly from your Instagram DM inbox.

Then we’ll show you how to send automated messages on Instagram using the MobileMonkey chatbot builder and how to get started!

See if you qualify to be one of the first marketers in the world to get your hands on these unicorn-level tools, here.


Grow Instagram followers and engagement with new tools for influencers, artists, brands and D2C businesses. Sign up to be the first to use tools that generate elite engagement via Instagram DMs.

#1. Instagram Automated Messages: Instagram Comment Bot

Applying an Instagram comment bot (also known as autoresponders or comment guards) to your Instagram posts is another Instagram tool that marketers have been dreaming of for years.

Instagram autoresponders will dramatically increase the engagement and visibility of your posts.

With Instagram Comment Bots, you can send a message to all users who comment on your posts.

Not only that, with Comment Bots, you can add a link to your Instagram posts after people comment. This allows marketers to send Instagram engaged audiences straight into their marketing funnels — automatically

Instagram comment bots can be applied to and customized to specific posts. Furthermore, Instagram comment bots can recognize keywords or keyphrases, such as, “

Note that as of late February, 2021, you can only set up Comment Bots for all Instagram posts. However, soon you’ll be able to respond differently to individual posts and comments that contain specific keywords or phrases. 

Here’s an example of the MobileMonkey Comment Auto-Responder working its magic:

We just published an artile on, “The Best Digital Marketers to Follow in 2021.” And so what we do in the caption and comments section, we say something like, “Hey, want the list of the best digital marketers to follow? Type Marketer in the comments and we’ll send you the link ⭐.”

As you’ll see, by replying “Marketer”, I get taken to a new page that includes a preview for an article with a clickable link. I click on the link and I’ve arrived at the article on Best Digital Marketers to Follow in 2021.

Test it out for yourself by visiting the MobileMonkey Instagram Page! Find one of our latest posts where we ask you to comment with a specific word, type it in, and see what happens. 🤷‍♂️

As simple as this sounds by Internet standards, it’s actually a huge deal for Instagram marketing. It’s kind of crazy how effective this is. Since the CTA (call to action) is to comment on the post, you’re triggering the Instagram algorithm with all the comment engagement your post is receiving, which in turn makes your post more visible.

Plus, sending traffic to your website from anywhere on Instagram, other than your Instagram profile page has never been easy — until now 🤩. 

Here’s an example of how to use Instagram Comments Bots for business. The first image is how we built the Comment Bot in the MobileMonkey chatbot builder.

#2. Instagram Automated Messages: Instagram DM Bot

Most of us don’t have the time to reply to hundreds of Instagram DMs every day. 

However, the opportunity to scale Instagram DMs is enormous. And don’t take it from me. Here’s what Gary Vaynerchuk had to say about Instagram DMs:

Instagram DM (Direct Message) is the single biggest networking or business development opportunity of this decade.”

Gary Vaynerchuck | VaynerMedia

There just hasn’t been a tool available to make that possible — until now.

So, how do you send automated messages to new followers on Instagram?

Here’s an example of a MobileMonkey Instagram DM bot in action:

Test it out for yourself on the MobileMonkey Instagram page by clicking the Message button, then type “Start” (must be done on a mobile device).

This Instagram DM is just an example. In this Instagram automated messages example, however, you’ll see what’s known as a menu-based chatbot, like a mini-website built into your website chat widget. 

Menu-based chatbots allow you to guide a conversation, kind of like a phone tree, which can branch off in many different directions, based on the interests of the prospect or customer.

Not only that, this will allow you to stop hiring VAs that stumble over one another trying to keep up manually with all the DMs coming to your inbox. 

Additionally, the MobileMonkey OmniChatⓇ inbox allows you to perform customer support chat on Instagram, at scale — finally! All from a desktop where you can manage Instagram DMs from one inbox and send Instagram direct messages online, from your laptop or the MobileMonkey mobile application. 

Save yourself hours of time every day with Instagram auto-reply bots and turn your Instagram DM inbox into your latest lead generation tool!


Grow Instagram followers and engagement with new tools for influencers, artists, brands and D2C businesses. Sign up to be the first to use tools that generate elite engagement via Instagram DMs.

#3. Instagram Automated Messages: Instagram Automated Welcome Message

Instagram automated welcome messages respond to people who message an Instagram account directly.

Instagram automated messages: Welcome Message

Automated welcome messages will always launch for first-time users. After the first message, MobileMonkey supports automatic replies using Q&A (question and answer) keyword triggers.

Need some good ideas for an automatic greeting message for Instagram? Here’s how to create a great welcome message for business on Instagram, Facebook, SMS, and website chatbots!

Here’s an example of the MobileMonkey Instagram Automated Welcome Message in action:

Instagram welcome message example

#4. Instagram Automated Messages: Automated FAQs for Instagram

An Instagram bot is also the best way to serve 24/7 instant answers to customers.

Program web chat tools to answer frequently asked questions using keyword-based Q&A triggers and natural language processing.

Chatbots to answer FAQs are easy to build in a visual chatbot builder.

Add “icebreakers” or FAQs to your Instagram account to help ease customers into a conversion.

MobileMonkey even tells you what visitors to your Instagram pages are asking, so you can program instant answers for all your FAQs.

#5. Instagram Automated Messages: Auto Reply to Mentions on Instagram Stories

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an app to automate replies to Instagram stories? Well, there’s an app for that. 

MobileMonkey’s Instagram Story Mention tool can automatically send a reply to anyone who mentions you in their Instagram Story. 

Goodwill goes a long way on Instagram, so using this Instagram automated messages feature can 

Additionally, Instagram marketing pros everywhere should recognize the opportunity here to use Instagram Story auto-reply tools to send traffic to their funnels. Why’s that? Because this tool allows you to add a link to Instagram Stories.

In fact, one of the most searched for marketing terms on Google, with over 18,000 searches per month, is “how to add link to Instagram Stories”. 

Better yet, the process is fully automated. Seize this opportunity! Here’s the process:

  1. Create an automated chatbot dialogue that works for your business goals in MobileMonkey.
  2. When someone mentions you or your brand, your Instagram bot will start a chat conversation by automatically replying with your chat dialogue. 
  3. If the person wants to learn more or is interested in your offer, provide a link to one of your marketing funnels.  

Or at the very least, say thanks for the mention! 

Here’s what an Instagram Story Auto Reply to Mentions might look like:

#6. Instagram Automated Messages: DM Drip Marketing Campaigns

Perhaps the most universally appreciated Instagram DM tools by MobileMonkey, are drip marketing campaigns.

Drip campaigns have been available to MobileMonkey users on Facebook for some time now. Not surprisingly, drip campaigns are popular among MobileMonkey users because they’re extremely effective in both increasing engagement on Instagram, as well as working Facebook leads down your marketing funnels.

Want a live demo on how Instagram DM drip campaigns work? 

Check out Larry Kim’s Instagram page and click on the “Message” button.

Then, send Larry a direct message using the word “DRIP” to trigger the drip sequence! You’ll receive 5 helpful messages over the course of 5 minutes.

Want to learn more about Instagram direct message marketing campaigns, such as drip sequences?

Here’s how to create Instagram DM drip campaigns, step-by-step!

How to Create and Send Automated Messages on Instagram

MobileMonkey is a chat marketing platform that lets marketers create and launch multi-channel chatbot campaigns in Messenger for Instagram and Facebook, SMS, WhatsApp*, live chat, and more.

Here’s how to send Instagram automated messages using MobileMonkey:

  • Step 1: Sign-up for MobileMonkey. If you already have a MobileMonkey account, go straight to Step 2.
  • Step 2: Connect your Instagram account to MobileMonkey.
  • Step 3: Use the MobileMonkey chatbot builder to create automated messages to reply to comments, mentions, Instagram Stories, welcome messages, and a whole lot more!

Use the MobileMonkey code-free chatbot builder and marketing automation tools for Instagram to instantly connect your business with customers and prospects in order to generate leads, re-engage customers, and offer real-time support. 

Each of the MobileMonkey Instagram tools — from email list growth tools to segmenting an audience or sending Instagram bulk message blasts — not one Instagram tool in MobileMonkey requires any advanced programming knowledge (other than the MobileMonkey API)

Use buttons, images, notifications, Zapier connections, and much more to automate your Instagram chatbot dialogue.

From MobileMonkey’s chat marketing dashboard, you can easily navigate to every Instagram tool a marketer needs in a user-friendly visual interface.

Learn how to make an Instagram bot and then get started with Instagram marketing tools from MobileMonkey, here!


Grow Instagram followers and engagement with new tools for influencers, artists, brands and D2C businesses. Sign up to be the first to use tools that generate elite engagement via Instagram DMs.

Instagram Auto DM: Important Next Steps

Looking for use cases to put these automated messages for Instagram to work? Here are 15 Instagram auto DM examples and use cases from those lucky enough to be beta testing the hottest Instagram tools to hit the market in years!

  • Create your first chatbot today after you sign-up for MobileMonkey.
  • Talk and learn about chatbots with other enthusiasts. Join MobileMonkey Island, our Facebook group of 40K marketers and entrepreneurs who are ready to support you.
  • Advance your marketing performance with Chatbot University, a free chatbot tutorial and training area for chat marketers.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *