How to block unwanted direct messages on Instagram

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Without a doubt, Instagram has become one of the most relevant social networks in our society. Thanks to this, millions of people around the world use this platform to communicate with friends or not. For the same reason, today we will explain how to block direct messages on instagram. Avoid being written by strangers!

It's no secret that some messages can become a real nuisance. However, Instagram allows you to block direct messages so people don't bother you. After doing that, you can have much more peace of mind within this social network.



How to block or disable direct messages on Instagram

How to block on Instagram

If you are tired of private messages on Instagram, you are in the right place. Of course, you have to keep in mind that with this method you not only stop receiving direct messages from a specific person, but you will not be able to not even see his publications, photos, content and everything about that user.

It is also necessary to note that this is the only way to block directives on Instagram, blocking the account of a specific user. Until now, the platform offers no other way to stop messages from reaching you. Although many users have asked the creators of this social network for a way to block messages only, they have not listened to any of the suggestions.

Want to block someone on Instagram even if you can't see their posts anymore? So you should do the following.

  • Open the application Instagram.
  • Find the person's profile you want to block.
  • When you are there, tap the menu in the top right corner.
  • Several options will appear, select "Block" and that's it. Doing so will block that user from your Instagram, so you won't be able to see their posts or receive their messages.

How to avoid receiving direct message notifications

Don't want to block anyone but got annoyed with notifications? So this is the best you can do.



How to silence messages on Instagram on

  • Log in to the application Instagram on your mobile device.
  • Go to the section "Direct".
  • Find the messages of that user you want to ignore.
  • Long press on your chat and several options will appear.
  • Press the option "Disable messages".

When you do, you will no longer get annoying Instagram direct message notifications. Likewise, you have to keep in mind that received messages will be there, marked as "unread" and that this person will be able to know when you are online.


If you don't want to receive any kind of Instagram notification, just log in to the app settings on your mobile device and cancel the option to receive alerts. You can also remove the necessary permissions so that it doesn't send notifications and that's it.


Did you understand? The process of blocking direct messages on Instagram is nothing to write home about. But if you want to become an expert on this social network, check out this article that will teach you how to block someone on Instagram Stories and find out if they have blocked you. Also, we invite you to consult this guide to enable notifications for posts on Instagram.

On the other hand, it never hurts to take a look at the 3 best apps to find out who doesn't follow you on Instagram. Whatever application you download, it will always be useful to have it on your mobile.


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