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How to Read Instagram Messages Secretly without them knowing


how to read Instagram Direct Message without read seen receipt

Along with sharing Pictures & Videos on Instagram, you can also do a private conversation with anyone using Instagram Direct Message feature. Further, Instagram also helps you in knowing your sent message status, whether the sent message has been read by the recipient or not. So, Is there any way to Read Instagram Messages secretly without the sender knowing?

Top Instagram Tricks:

Similar to other Social Media Apps (Whatsapp, Facebook etc.) there is no direct way to turn off the Message Read/seen receipt. But there is a way around for this, through which you can read Instagram messages secretly without updating the seen/read status and the sender will never know if you have read it. Let’s check out the only trick in detail.

How to Read Instagram Message without the Sender Knowing

Instagram has a bydefault functionality to show the message read status. Also, Read here our detailed guide on this:

How to know whether someone read Instagram Direct Messages?

You can not turn off seen/read receipt from Instagram settings, as we can do in Facebook and Whatsapp etc. But you can do it by reading the message after disconnecting your device from the Internet. Just follow the step by step guide as explained below:

Step 1: Once you get a direct message from anyone, you will get a Push Notification. Never tap on it to read, if you want to read it secretly.

Step 2: Open your Instagram App –> Tap on ‘DM’ Icon on the Top right Corner of Home screen. Here you can see all the conversation.

Read Instagram Direct Message without sender knowing

Step 3: Now You have to disconnect your device from the Internet connection. Turn off both WiFi as well as Mobile Data OR directly go into ‘Flight Mode’.

Step 4: Now you can read all the latest message received from the chat screen. Once you have seen all the messages, just log out from your current Instagram account. But remember, your device must be disconnected from the Internet even when you log out from your IG account.

Read Instagram Message without updating Read Seen Receipt

For this Go to your IG profile –> Tap on ‘3 Dots’ Menu icon from Top right corner –> Scroll down and tap on ‘Log out’.

Step 5: Now, you can turn on Mobile Data or connect with WiFi Connection and login to your Instagram account.

To check whether the read status changed or not, you can open Chat screen and you can see still it will show as unread, also refer to the above-given image.

Also Read: How to Create Fake Whatsapp Conversation On Android & iPhone

This is the best way to read the Instagram message without letting the sender know or without updating the read status. If you know another trick, share with the World in the comments below.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There may be other similar types of queries or related queries to hide your activity, stories, Photos, Post, Followers, Following list, read Instagram Messages, Send DM, etc. Here we come up with all your such queries with their solution.

Question 1. Is there a way to view a direct message on Instagram without the sender knowing you saw it?

Answer: Yes, it is possible and you can view or read direct messages on Instagram without the sender knowing that you have also seen it. You may refer to the above step by step guide.

Question 2. How to Hide Seen or Read receipt on Instagram Direct Message (DM)?

Answer: Yes, you can hide seen or read receipt of your Instagram Direct Messages from Privacy Settings. But, how it will be good, if you can read the Direct Messages without knowing the sender?
For this, You may refer to the above step by step detailed guide.

Question 3. How to Hide Instagram Stories from Other People?

Answer: Instagram Story is the most successful and popular feature of this photo-sharing app. IG Story gives you a better option to share your adventure and special moments with multiple photos & videos. But, you may also not want to share your story with everyone.
Yes, you can hide your Instagram Stories from Other people also. You can do it from your Instagram Account Privacy Settings. You may refer here for a detailed guide: Hide your Instagram Story from your Followers.

Question 4. How to hide your Instagram story from everyone?

Answer: Yes, you can hide your Instagram Story from Everyone from Privacy Settings. For this, you can make your Instagram Account Private and you can follow the guide referred in above Question 3.

Question 5. Can Non-followers see my Instagram Story?

Answer: It depends on your Account privacy setting. If your Instagram account is set to private, then only your approved followers can see your Instagram story. Otherwise, if your account is set to public, then anyone can see your Instagram Story from your profile.
If you want to hide your Instagram Stories from Other people, you may refer to the guide mentioned in Question 3 above.

Question 6. How to Hide your Last Seen Activity Status on Instagram?

Answer: Similar to other social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc, Instagram also added a new feature called ‘Activity Status’ in the Direct Message section. Using this feature, you can see when your friend was last time online or their current status. Many of us like this feature, but there may be various reasons if you don’t want to show your online status to anyone. 

Yes, you can hide your last seen activity status on your Instagram account. You may follow here detailed guide: Click Here

Question 7. How can I restrict others from seeing who I am following on Instagram?

Answer: Yes, you can restrict others from seeing your followers and to whom you are following on Instagram. You can follow the above two methods for doing this.

Question 8. How to Hide Who You Follow on Instagram?

Answer:  Yes, you can control the visibility of your Instagram Account. So, you can hide your followers, photos, post, etc easily on Instagram. For hiding to whom you follow, you may refer above 2 solutions.


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