NGL: anonymous q&a is a new app for Instagram where users can send each other anonymous messages. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Whenever a new app takes over a certain social media site, users flood the internet with memes and reactions about the latest online craze.

NGL claims that users’ identities are kept private so that they can ask questions without revealing their real names.

We break down everything we know about the app, including features and how to use it.

London, UK – July 30, 2018: The buttons of the photo app Instagram, surrounded by WhatsApp, Facebook, Messages and other apps on the screen of an iPhone.

What is NGL?

NGL is a new messaging up on Instagram that stands for ‘Not Gonna Lie’. The app was first set up in November 2021 by a team in Venice Beach, California, but it has only just now taken over social media.

The app is mainly aimed at teenagers where they can share their opinions in a safe space without revealing their names.

It is developed by DeepMoji and is available to users worldwide. Developers are currently working on translating the app to more than 50 languages in the next few months.

Users are able to share their anonymous messages by uploading them onto their Instagram Stories. If you want to know how to do that, you can read our article here.

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NGL: Hints and features

The app is free for all users but it includes in-app purchases which you can add if needed.

One of the features is called ‘hints’ which can give users more information about other users without revealing their actual name or user handle. Those hints only give details such as the user’s device model or location.

Those of you who want this feature will need to get one of three subscription tiers which are currently priced at $1.99, $4.99 and $9.99. 

NGL currently allows only one account and if a profile gets removed, users will lose their messages.

How does the app work?

Once you have shared the NGL link on your Instagram Stories, your friends can then answer questions or send you an anonymous message via your Instagram story.

You can see all of the responses via the NGL app in the inbox section and post your reply to an Instagram story. If you need to get more messages, you can add your ngl.link to your Instagram bio.

Over the next weeks, the app has teased the introduction of more specific hints that will make it easier to figure out details about the sender.

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