There are many reasons why we wouldn’t want people to know we’ve seen their message on Instagram. There are times people read our messages but we do not see a ‘seen’ notification. Do you know how that happens? The answer is that they used a trick to read their message.
Today we will teach you how to turn off read receipts on Instagram. There isn’t exactly a turn off button to stop the ‘seen’ notification, but there are ways to go about it.
Sometimes, we accidentally read an unwanted message, and sometimes we want to know if the person on the other end read our message or not. Sometimes, we naturally wouldn’t want someone to know we’ve read their message. And, that is what we will be tackling today.
How to Turn Off Read Receipts on Instagram?
As we mentioned already, there are ways around the turn off read recipient way, but not a direct button to turn the feature off. These ways do help us in reading the message without letting the sender know. To turn off read receipts on Instagram, you have two ways.
- Using Instagram app
- Using a third-party app
Using Instagram app
Do not forget the most important part of this process, which is putting your phone on Airplane Mode. Otherwise, if you read the received message without putting your phone on Airplane Mode, the sender will receive the ‘seen message’.
1. Click on the Menu icon of your Instagram account.
2. Go to ‘Settings’ and then to ‘Notifications’.
3. Tap on ‘Messages and Calls’.
4. Turn off ‘Message Requests’ and ‘Messages’.
5. Turn on Airplane mode and turn off your Wi-fi or data.
6. Read the message and log out of Instagram.
Using a third-party app
Using apps like DMpro helps in seeing your Instagram DMs in your email. You have to link your DMs to emails to be able to see your DMs in your email inbox. That is what this app does. It takes your Instagram DMs into a dashboard or in your email.
When you receive an Instagram DM, the app takes the message in DMpro’s dashboard or email. You can read the content of the message in this app. Until and unless you open the message on Instagram, you can easily read the message on DMpro without getting marked as seen.
Can I read messages from the Notification Bar?
Yes, you can. Depending on the length of the message, you can read the message from the notification bar. But if the message is too lengthy, then you won’t be able to see the entire message. Just remember not to accidentally click and open the message. The ‘seen’ message is obvious after that.
Also, do a little check if you’ve allowed the notification to show on your notification bar. Or else, you won’t be seeing the message even on your notification bar.
Instagram DMs allow us to be in touch with people and sometimes become a medium to share things. With the access being so easy, sometimes you accidentally read some message you kept unread for a reason. So, even if things like this can happen, there are some ways to make sure you stay safe from it.
So, this is how to turn off read receipts on Instagram. You could try doing it manually, or you could use third-party apps as well. DMpro is a free app, so it is not a bad idea. But if you have only one message to read without the ‘seen’ feature then, doing it manually works well too.
Let us know in the comments which option did you go for.
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