Aren’t you tired of these annoying notifications? Learn how to turn them off!

Turn It Off: How To Manage Instagram DM Notification?
The only reason for the emergence and development of services such as Instagram is human narcissism and the need to satisfy one's own ego, expressed in the mutual setting of "likes" and comments with compliments.

I bet the first couple of months was like a euphoria - you were jigging up and down in excitement when a new notification about new follower or like arrived. The same story is for Instagram Direct notifications. Especially for Instagram Direct notifications! That's a fact, people tend to check their Direct first thing and only after they scroll down their Feed. That speaks about the importance of communication.

But with time, you notice that it starts to be annoying, especially when you become more and more popular. You start to receive tons of DMs: people greet you, share their opinions, brands notify you about sales and so on. In the result, you want to preserve the peace of your mind and switch off the Instagram DM notification. I will tell you how to do that.


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How to mute Instagram DM notification?



There are different methods of switching off the notifications. They depend on your desires.

Mute certain chats

1. If you want to switch off the DM notifications from a particular user.

Method 1

  1. Open the app, go to Direct;
  2. Find the chat with the user you want to mute. Remember, you can do that only with the existing chats;
  3. Long tap the chat and in the pop-up, choose Mute Messages.

man sitting alone no instagram DM notification

Method 2

  1. Open the app, go to Direct;
  2. Open the chat with the person and at the top of the dialogue window tap (i) icon;
  3. Push the slider Mute Messages to the right.
2. If you want to mute video chats.

It's easy. Follow all the steps described above, but instead of Mute Messages choose Mute Video Chats.

Fix notification settings (total)

  1. Open your app, go to your Profile;
  2. Open the acc settings (three dots or lines at the top) and tap Settings;
  3. Find the Notifications line, tap it;
  4. If you want to switch all the notifications, push the Pause All slider to the right;
  5. Then tap the Direct Messages line. Here you are! Now you can switch off the notifications about:
  • Message Requests. No kimkardashian wants to send you a message anymore;
  • Messages. No kimkardashian sent you a message anymore.
  • Group Requests. No kimcardashian wants to add kyliejenner to your group anymore;
  • Video Chats. Turn these notifications off completely or fix what to receive: From People I follow or From Everyone.
If you faced some troubles with your DMs, "Instagram Direct Message Not Working." Why?" will teach you how to deal with that.

How to adjust all the notification settings?



Instagram provides you with the possibility to manage all your notifications as you wish: sounds, floating pop-ups, light notification, or to turn off all the notification in a couple of clicks.

  1. Open your app, go to your Profile;
  2. Open the acc settings (three dots or lines at the top) and tap Settings;
  3. Find the Notifications line, tap it;
  4. If you want to switch all the notifications, push the Pause All slider to the right;
  5. Then tap Direct Messages line;
  6. Scroll down, tap Additional options in system settings;
  7. Now tap Instagram Direct. Here you can:
  • Turn on/off floating and Lock screen notifications;
  • Turn on/off Sound, Vibration and Notification light.
Just for reference, floating notifications are those who appear for a couple of seconds when the message is received.

Lock Screen notifications are those which are shown when your phone is locked. There will be no need to unlock the phone to view the notification.

Do you want to know the secret about DM notifications on Instagram? Read "Never Miss A Trick: Make Use Of Instagram DM Notification"

girl stands and shows peace sign as no Instagram DM notification arrives

What else you need to know about Instagram DMs?



Did you know that using Ingramer you can easily optimize your communication with followers and make it more productive? It's possible thanks to the careful automatization. Ingramer introduces Auto DM service for its clients.

Thanks to it you can become closer with your followers, make them loyal and engaged. How on Earth? First, send greetings to all new followers. Second, notify all followers about important events in your life. Third, offer them something hard to resist.

Do it automatically to save some time for yourself. With Ingramer, you can configure the most precise targeting and set the recipients of your messages - all followers, all new followers, and create a custom list. But let's stop waffling on an issue, just try it!