How to block direct messages on Instagram?

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Your quick response:

  1. To block direct messages on Instagram in the first place, you can restrict your account from doing so on the mobile app by going to the person’s profile and tapping the “Next” button and restricting.
  2. For PC, open the person’s account, tap “three dots” and select “Restrict”.
  3. You can also block the person, and to do so, first open the person’s profile, tap on the ‘three dots’ icon and select ‘Block’. The process is the same for both the Instagram app and the web.
  4. Last but not least, you can make your account private and for this in the app go to Instagram settings and turn on the option.
  5. For PC, also go to your profile settings and find “Privacy and Security” and check the box with the check mark.
  6. Please note one thing: disabling notifications and removing DMs may not be a suitable solution.

How to block direct messages on Instagram”

You have a few methods to do this:

1. Restrict your account:

Follow the steps:

🔯 For Android/iOS:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: To restrict someone’s Instagram account on a mobile device, open the app and log in to your account and you will enter the Instagram home page.

Step 2: You can search for the person’s name by tapping the “Search” icon at the bottom of the bar, then identify the person and enter their profile.

Step 3: If the person follows you or you follow the person, go to your follower list or the following list and open their profile.

Step 4: After opening the profile, you can see the “Follow” option under their username if you follow the person.

Present in the list of followers

Step 5: If you didn’t follow the person, follow them and you will see the down arrow in the next button box.

follow the person
Arrow down

Step 6: Tap on it and select “Restrict”, then you will enter another page where you need to confirm that you will restrict the account.

select Restrict on Android
limit account

🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: To restrict an Instagram account on PC, first open Google and search for Instagram.

Step 2: Sign in to your account with your username and password, then sign in to the Instagram home page.

username and password on instagram

Step 3: Now at the top of the page you can see the search bar, tap on it and enter the name and profile of the person.

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Step 4: Next, click on the “three dots” option at the top right of the profile.

click on the three dots option on pc

Step 5: Then click “Restrict” and “Restrict Account” again to confirm.

click Restrict
Restrict account to confirm on PC

Video on how to block direct messaging on Instagram:

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2. Block Instagram account:

Follow the steps below to perform:

🔯 For Android / iOS:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: First, open the app and sign in to your account to block someone on Instagram.

Step 2: Then you have to go to the profile of the person you want to block.

Step 3: If the person is in your followers list or follower list, go to your profile and open the list to go to their Instagram profile.

Step 4: You can also tap the “Search” button on the bottom bar, search for your name, and go to your profile.

tapping the search icon

Step 5: After entering the profile, you can see the ‘three dots’ icon on the top right; Click on it.

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Step 6: You can see that a window will pop up from below containing some options.

You can see a popup

Step 7: Click “Block” from the options and that’s it.

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🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: To block a person on Instagram web, first login to Instagram web with your credentials, then you will enter Instagram homepage.

username and password on instagram

Step 2: Now, at the top of the page, you can see a bar containing ‘Home’, ‘Message’, etc. sections.

Step 3: Click on your profile icon at the top right of the page.

your-profile-icon-on-pc

Step 4: Then select ‘Profile’ and here in your profile, open the followers from the list below to identify the person; you can also go to the search bar to identify the person.

select Profile and here
list below to identify the person

Step 5: After entering the person’s profile, click on the “three dots” option and select “Block” again; select ‘Lock’ to confirm.

click on the three dots on instagram
select Lock to PC
lock to confirm

3. Make Instagram profile private:

Follow the steps below:

🔯 For Android / iOS:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and sign in with your credentials (if you don’t have the app, open your Google Play Store/App Store and download the app).

Step 2: After you log in to your Instagram account, you will enter the home page from where the bottom bar starts.

Step 3: Click on your “Profile Icon” located in the bottom right corner and you will be taken to your Instagram profile page.

Click on your profile icon in the Android app

Step 4: From the top right corner of your Instagram profile page, click on the “Menu” icon and then a window will pop up at the bottom of the screen.

click the menu icon

Step 5: Here, click on “Settings”, then select the “Privacy” option and turn on the “Private Account” option and you’re good to go.

click settings on mobile instagram
Instagram privacy option
private account on instagram

🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps to follow:

Step 1: First, log in to your account to make Instagram account private on PC.

Step 2: On the home page, you can see your profile icon on the top right of the screen, click on it and then select ‘Settings’.

your profile icon on your pc

Step 3: After entering Instagram settings, you can see a column on the left of the page.

instagram settings on pc

Step 4: Tap the “Privacy and Security” option from there, then on the right side, check the “Private Account” box under the Account Privacy section.

privacy and security on pc
private account on instagram pc

Frequent questions:

1. Does turning off notifications turn off DM on Instagram?

You can think of a solution that disables notifications, but unfortunately, disabling notifications cannot disable DMs on Instagram. It will just stop the notifications; To do this, go to Settings from your profile page and here in the Notifications section, pause all notifications.

You can also turn off Instagram notifications from mobile settings. But it will not disable DM on Instagram. It will just pause the DM notification, but Instagram will store the messages in the pending list.

2. Messages disable DM on Instagram after deleting everything?

If you think of deleting all messages to block direct messaging on Instagram, then you are wrong. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work as you want. If you want to disable messages, touch and hold a message and select “Cancel sending messages”.

This way, you can delete the entire message, but since you haven’t blocked the person, they can still message you on Instagram.

3. How long does the DM block last on Instagram?

There is no time limit for Instagram DM blocking, which means it can last for days on end if you don’t unblock the person again. If you have a problem with the person, you have blocked them; Instagram cannot unblock the person for you without your permission, just like other social media platforms.

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