How to Disable Message Requests in Instagram

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Of course, when somebody you don’t follow messages you on Instagram, they’ll end up in a different Requests segment. However, you can turn them off on the off chance that you don’t need message requests from obscure Instagram users. In this guide, we will show you how to.

How the “Don’t Receive Requests” Feature Works

Facebook’s coordination of Facebook Messenger with Instagram carried numerous new highlights to the Instagram messaging platform (such as themes, emoji reactions, and that’s just the beginning). The capacity to turn off message requests for new discussions is one of them.

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When this feature is turned on, just Instagram users who you follow or who are in your contact book will have the ability to message you.

The Message button will, in any case, be noticeable on your profile, yet when they attempt to message you, they’ll see an error message saying, “[The user] can’t get your message. They don’t permit new message requests from everybody.”

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Message Request Disabled On Instagram
Message Request Disabled On Instagram

How to Turn off Message Requests on Instagram

You can turn off the message requests feature from the Privacy segment in Settings. To begin, go to the Instagram application on your iPhone or Android cell phone.

Then, tap the Profile button in the base right corner of the screen.

Go To Instagram Profile
Go To Instagram Profile

On your profile page, tap the menu button (three lines) in the upper right corner of the screen.

Tap Menu Button From Instagram Profile
Tap Menu Button From Instagram Profile

In the spring up box, pick the “Settings” alternative.

Tap Settings From Instagram
Tap Settings From Instagram

In “Settings,” tap “Privacy.”

Tap Privacy
Tap Privacy

In “Privacy,” tap the “Messages” choice.

Tap Messages From Privacy
Tap Messages From Privacy

Look down and find the “Other People” area. Then, tap “Others on Instagram.”

Select Others On Instagram
Select Others On Instagram

Under “Others on Instagram,” tap the “Don’t Receive Requests” alternative.

Select Dont Receive Messages
Select Don’t Receive Messages.

Leave Settings by tapping back a few times. You have now turned off message requests on Instagram. On the off chance that any unknown user messages you, you will not get a warning about it, and you will not see the message in your Requests envelope, all things considered.

Whenever you have combined your Facebook and Instagram messaging accounts, it’s likewise workable for Facebook clients to message you on Instagram straightforwardly. In any case, don’t stress—the Instagram application likewise has an alternative to handicap message requests explicitly from Facebook clients too.

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