How to Turn Off Read Receipts on Instagram

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How to Disable Read Receipts and Hide Your Activity Status on Instagram

Instagram’s Direct Messages (DMs) allow users to communicate privately with each other. However, sometimes you might not want others to know that you have read their messages or seen their activity on the app. In this post, we’ll show you how to disable read receipts and hide your activity status on Instagram.

Disabling Read Receipts for a Specific Chat

When you read someone’s DM on Instagram, the app displays a “Seen” label under the text to indicate that you have opened the chat. If you want to turn off this feature for a specific chat, follow these steps:

1. Open the Instagram app and go to the DM thread that you’d like to modify.
2. Tap and hold on the message thread, then select “Info” or the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
3. Tap on “Turn Off Notifications.”
4. A pop-up window will appear asking if you’re sure that you want to turn off notifications for this conversation. Tap “Turn Off.”
5. A message will appear, confirming that read receipts have been turned off for the chat. This means that neither you nor the other person can see if messages in this thread have been read.

Disabling Read Receipts for All Chats

Instagram also allows you to turn off read receipts for all chats on the platform. Here’s how:

1. Go to your Instagram profile and tap the three lines in the top right corner of the app.
2. Tap on “Settings.”
3. Select “Privacy” > “Direct Messages.”
4. Toggle off the “Show when you’re contact” and “Show when you’ve read it” options.
5. Confirm the change by tapping “Done.”

Hiding Your Activity Status on Instagram

Apart from disabling read receipts, you can also hide your activity status on Instagram. When you turn off your activity status, the green dot next to your profile icon will disappear, preventing others from knowing whether or not you’re contact. Here’s how to disable your activity status:

1. Go to your Instagram profile and tap the three lines in the top right corner of the app.
2. Tap on “Settings.”
3. Select “Account” > “Privacy” > “Activity Status.”
4. Toggle off the “Show when you’re active” option.
5. Confirm the change by tapping “Done.”

By disabling read receipts and hiding your activity status on Instagram, you’ll be able to keep your conversations private and avoid interruptions from notifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I disable read receipts for specific messages instead of entire chats?
No, currently Instagram only allows users to turn off notifications and read receipts for entire chats.
2. Will turning off read receipts affect message delivery or notifications?
No, disabling read receipts only prevents the sender and recipient from knowing if messages have been read. It does not affect message delivery or notifications.
3. Does turning off read receipts on Instagram hide your typing status?
No, Instagram’s typing indicator is controlled by the sender’s device and cannot be turned off through Instagram settings.