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How to turn off direct messages on Instagram?

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Direct messages (DMs) on Instagram are a great way to connect with friends and followers privately. However, if you’re getting overwhelmed with unwanted messages or want a break from the constant notifications, you have options for managing your direct message settings.

Instagram does not offer a way to completely turn off all your DMs, although It does offer a few ways to manage them, from silencing notifications to restricting who can message you.

This article discusses two methods for turning off direct messages on Instagram in a few simple steps.

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Turn off the DM notification

This is a good option if you want to stay connected via DMs but don’t want to be constantly bombarded with notifications. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Instagram app on your phone, tap the Profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, and then tap the Hamburger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Settings and privacy option.
  • In Settings and privacy, tap on the Notifications option.
  • Tap on the Messages option.
  • Now, turn off all the options on the page, especially Message requests and Messages from individual and group chats.

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Restricting who can message you

Instagram allows you to control who can send you direct message requests. Here are your options:

  • Open the Instagram app on your phone, tap the Profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, and then tap the Hamburger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Settings and privacy option.
  • In Settings and privacy, tap on the Messages and story replies option.
  • Tap on the Message controls option.
  • In Messages controls, tap on Your followers on Instagram. Similarly, you have to change the settings for the other two settings marked in the screenshot below.
  • Tap on the Don’e receive requests option.
  • Changing this setting will automatically change the settings for others on the Instagram option as well. Tap on the Update Settings option.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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