How to Turn Off Message Requests on Instagram

I’ve been getting tons of message requests from strangers on Instagram for the past few days. I’m sure many other users have faced a similar experience, especially since the Messenger-Instagram merger. Although it brought many useful features to Instagram DMs, it also carried some of Messenger’s woes. One of them is message requests that allow anyone to message you on Instagram or Facebook. So if you want to turn off message requests on Instagram, follow our short guide.

Turn Off Message Requests On Instagram (2021)

In this article, we showed this method on an Android device, but the steps are almost the same for iOS devices. So you can follow Same set of instructions for turning off Instagram DM requests on iPhones additionally. Apart from that, the ability to disable message requests is not available on the desktop website. You will need to install the smartphone app to be able to access certain Settings page. After doing this, follow the steps below:

1. First, go to your profile and open the hamburger menu (three horizontal line buttons) from the top right corner. Here, Tap on “Settings” below.

2. Then, “Privacy” and go to the “Messages” section.

Disable Message Requests on Instagram (2021)

3. At the bottom of the Message Controls page, tap on “Contacts on Facebook” or “Others on Facebook” and select “Receiving Request” choice.

Disable Message Requests on Instagram (2021)

3. Similarly, tap on “.others on Instagram” and select “Receiving Requests” if you do not want to receive DM requests from strangers.

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This much. You have now disabled message requests on both Instagram and Facebook. People other than your followers or people you follow cannot send you messages on the photo sharing platform.

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This is a quick way to turn off message requests on Instagram in 2021. You will no longer receive message requests from random Instagram or Facebook users who are not on your follower list. Anyway, that’s it for us. If you’re now past Instagram and its quirks, you can check out our list of the best alternatives to Instagram. If you want to know the most recently viewed ads on Instagram, check out our linked guide. Finally, if you have any questions, comment below and let us know. We will try to help you.

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