Questions and surveys on Instagram have become quite common. But when someone answers, their username appears, so we know at all times who has told us what. And many times we are curious to know what people would think of us if we could not know who they are, if they hid behind anonymity. For this, a new app called NGL has arrived that will allow you to ask questions in your stories and have your contacts answer them anonymously.
The way NGL works is very simple. The first thing you need to do is download the app from the Google Play Store .
Once you have the app on your device you will have to create an account. Once you have done it, a link will be generated , which is the one that you will have to share through your Instagram stories. You can do it by adding a question or simply putting the link so that each one tells you what they consider. Whoever sees your stories will have to enter that link and write a response. Later, you will be able to see all the messages that have been written to you, but not the people who have, so that they are totally anonymous messages.
Using NGL is, in principle, totally free . All you need is to register and start sharing links in your stories. But it also has a paid version that supposedly allows you to know who is the person who has written each message that you receive.
And we say supposedly because many users say that the only information it gives you is the type of smartphone and the location, something that doesn’t add much.
Anyway, if you want to know who answers your questions, you can always do a normal Instagram poll. The true virtue of NGL is the anonymity of the people who write to you, and for this, you can do it for free without having to pay anything.
To read the messages you will have to enter the NGL app. Thus, you will not be able to see them directly from Instagram, but you will need both apps running.
HOW TO REPLY ANONYMOUSLY ON INSTAGRAM STORIES
It is possible that what you are considering is not how to ask anonymous questions, but rather how to answer anonymously in Instagram Stories . But the reality is that it is not an easy task. In the event that the story to which you want to respond has added an NGL link, you will be able to respond without anyone knowing who you are, since, as we have explained, this is the leitmotif of the application. But in case it is a normal Instagram story there is no way to reply anonymously. Whenever you answer, even if it is a simple survey, the person who manages that account will know that you are the one who has written to him.
The only way you would have to reply to a story without the other person knowing that it was you who had replied would be to create a new Instagram account that is not in your name. This way you could respond in a slightly more discreet way.
Of course, if you write several times from the same account, the other person will realize that there is the same person trying to write anonymously. And he might even end up connecting the dots and realizing that it is you who has written to him. Therefore, the conclusion we come to is that maintaining anonymity on Instagram is quite a complicated thing . In fact, that is the cause of the birth of NGL, the desire of many users to obtain anonymity that the social network does not offer in itself.