How to Turn Off Instagram Notifications

Notifications are a great way to keep up to date with any and all activity that’s happening on Instagram. This…

Notifications are a great way to keep up to date with any and all activity that’s happening on Instagram. This feature, while available to all users, is especially favoured by business account holders and creator account holders who want to ensure they never miss a message or a comment.

But let’s be real – getting a notification every time someone likes one of your posts can be quite annoying. What’s more, with Instagram growing to encompass so many different posting methods and content forms, it can sometimes feel like the app is suffocating you (and blowing up your device with notifications!)

So, how do you turn off notifications – or simply adjust them to your preferences?

How to Turn Off Notifications Completely

Head to the Instagram app and navigate to your profile page. Click on the top right hand corner menu button, indicated by the three horizontal lines, and select ‘Settings and Privacy’.

Once inside the settings menu, select ‘Notifications’.

This will take you to a vast menu of options, some of which are explored in more detail below. If you want to turn off notifications from within the Instagram app, switch on the ‘Pause All’ toggle.

It’s important to note that this setting applies only to Instagram’s own notifications. For more information on adjusting the notifications for your device, read the final section of this article!

How To Adjust Notifications

Following the above steps will take you to a notifications menu which offers a series of choices – allowing you to adjust notifications based on the type of content or communication you receive.

For example, users can easily receive notifications for every activity on their account, or for select actions like a new follower or a new DM. They can also switch their account to Quiet Mode which activates a pause in notifications overnight or pause all notifications for a period of time as per the above section.

How Do Inn-App Notifications Differ From Device Notifications?

Of course, if you want to cease all device notifications from Instagram, the quickest way to do so is to head to your device settings and switch of notifications for Instagram.

This will prevent any activity from popping up on your screen whether you are using the app or not.

Suffice to say, you probably don’t need to know every time someone likes a post or follows your account on Instagram – which is why adjusting and sometimes switching off notifications completely is the best thing to do.