How to disable Instagram notifications

How to disable Instagram notifications

Depending on the number of followers you have on Instagram, constant ping notifications of new posts, stories, and live streams could drive you crazy. Here’s how to turn off Instagram notifications and get your sanity back.

How to turn off notifications of posts and stories on the Instagram mobile app

The app’s notification feature (Android and IOS) gives you some control over the types of notifications you receive (or choose not to receive) on your Instagram account. Follow these steps to disable Instagram posts and stories.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and tap the icon Profile in the lower right corner.

  2. On your profile page, tap the hamburger menu in the top right corner.

  3. In the slideout menu that appears, tap Settings at the bottom of the menu.

    instagram notification settings
  4. On the screen Settings touch Notifications.

  5. On the screen Notifications touch Posts, Stories and Comments .

    • Off : deactivate all notifications for first posts and stories.
    • From the people I follow : Only allow first post and history notifications of people you follow.
    • From everyone : Allow all first post and story notifications.

      So come on Posts, Stories and Comments scroll to the bottom of the page and choose how you want notifications to be handled for i first posts and stories :

In addition to the first posts and stories there are many other notifications you can turn off on the same screen.

  • Me pleases : Turn off or choose who you want to be notified of when they like a post you’ve created.
  • Me likes and comments on photos : Turn off or choose people to be notified about when they like or comment on the photos you post.
  • Picture of you : Turn off or choose who to be notified when they like or comment on the photos you are tagged in
  • Comments : Disable or choose who to be notified when they like or comment on the comments you left on Instagram.
  • Comment Likes and Pins : Caliber comment turn notifications and pins ON or OFF.

How to disable Instagram notifications from a web browser

If you are using Instagram on your computer you can also turn off notifications from the web browser.

  1. Open Instagram in your web browser, then click on your icon profile in the upper right corner of the screen.

  2. In the menu that appears, choose Settings .

  3. From the left navigation menu, select Push notifications .

  4. Scroll through the list on the next screen and adjust the notification you want or don’t want to receive. These options include:

    • Pleases
    • Comments
    • I like the comments
    • Likes and comments on photos of you
    • Accept follow requests
    • Friends on Instagram
    • Direct inquiries from Instagram
    • Instagram Direct
    • Memorandum
    • First posts and stories
    • IGTV viewing counts
    • Support requests
    • Live video

    For each selection, you can choose Activated or Disabled or, in some cases, you have the options Disabled , From the people I follow or From everyone .

    After making your selections, you can return to Instagram and the new settings are automatically saved.

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