How To Turn Your Message Requests Off (if You Don't Need It) In Instagram

Online Certificate Courses How To Turn Your Message Requests Off (if You Don't Need it) in Instagram. 

Instagram Default Setting

By default setting in Instagram, when someone you don’t follow on Instagram messages you on, the person will end up in a separate Requests section. If you don’t want the messages or you don't want any message requests from unknown Instagram users, you can turn it off altogether.

Here is a way for you to turn it off.


How The “Don’t Receive Requests” Feature Works in Your Instagram

The integration of Facebook and that of Facebook Messenger with Instagram brought about so many new features to the messaging platform of Instagram (like the themes, emoji responses, and more). Also it has the ability to turn off message requests for any new conversation.

Once you have enabled this feature, only your Instagram users who you are following or who are in your contact book will be allowed to message you.

Although the Message button will still be visible on your profile platform, but when they are trying to message you, they will be seeing an error message saying “[The user] can’t receive your message. They do not allow any new message requests from everybody.”


How You can Turn Off Your Message Requests on Instagram

You Can Possibly Disable Your Message Request on Instagram

It is very possible for you to disable the message requests feature of your Instagram page from the Privacy section in Settings. 

1. To get started, first open the Instagram app on your Android smartphone or your iPhone.


2. Next, you click on the Profile button that is located at the bottom-right corner of the screen.


3. Now go to your Instagram Profile


4. On your profile page, click on the menu button (you will see three lines) in the top-right corner of the screen.


5. Click on the Menu Button From Instagram Profile


6. You will discover a pop-up, in the pop-up, select the “Settings” option.


7. Then click on Settings from Instagram, in the Instagram “Settings,” click “Privacy.” After tapping on the Privacy, You will discover the Message option when you tap on “Privacy,” click on the “Messages” option.


8. After tapping on Messages from the Privacy, now Scroll down and locate the “Other People” section. Click on “Others on Instagram.”


9. After selecting "Others on Instagram", you will discover under “Others on Instagram,” the “Don’t Receive Requests” option, click on the “Don’t Receive Requests” option.


Finish selecting the "Don't Receive Messages" and exit the Settings by clicking back several times. You have now disabled the message request successfully on your Instagram. If any unknown user trys to message you again, you won’t see any notification about it, and you will not see the message in your Requests folder either.

Once you have already merged your Facebook messenger account and Instagram messaging accounts, it’s also very possible for Facebook users to message you directly on your Instagram. But you don't need to worry at all cos the Instagram app also have an option to help you disable message from unknown user requests specifically from your Facebook users also.


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