Check Instagram DMs Without Being 'Seen'

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Published
Nov 08, 2021

Hindustan Times

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When you check your Instagram DMs, they are immediately marked as 'seen' for both you and the person who sent them

However, there are two ways to check Instagram DMs without having them marked as 'seen'. One is a temporary fix, while the other is more long-term

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Depending on why you do not want be 'seen' reading the DMs, you can decide which one you want to use

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Go to your DMs in the Instagram app. This will load all of your new Direct Messages

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Temporary Solution

Open the control centre on your smartphone and disable both WiFi and mobile data

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Return to your DMs and double-check that your mobile data and WiFi are still turned off

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Because your internet is down, you won't see the 'seen' report if you check your DMs right now

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If you see a DM from someone and you don't want the message to be 'seen' but still want to read it, don't click on it

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Permanent Solution

Go to the profile of the person in question. After that, you must 'restrict' this individual. Select 'Restrict' from the three dots on the top right corner of the profile page

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Restricting the account prevents you from having unwanted discussions with them without having to unfollow or block them

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Their message will be put in the 'Message Requests' section, and they will be unable to see whether or not you have seen it

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