Here’s what you need to do if you want to read private messages on Instagram without the person who wrote you knowing.
If you are wondering if it is possible to read private messages received on Instagram without the sender seeing the word ” viewed “, know that the answer is yes and the procedure is also very simple.
First of all it is good to specify that if a user you do not follow writes to you on Instagram via direct, his message will appear – in the usual section reserved for private messages – but it will not be together with those of your contacts, but in a tab called ” requests “. All messages that arrive there can be read without the user knowing that you have done so: only when you agree to receive direct from this person, will the read confirmation be sent.
But what if a person you have already communicated with in the past is writing to you but now you don’t want them to know that you have read their messages?
How to read the direct without letting it know
On Instagram when you send a message and it is read, the word “viewed” appears. This means, trivial to specify it, that the recipient – not only has correctly received the message – but has also read it.
Let’s say you are in a situation where you want to read the message but you don’t want to let it know: in this case you will need to add restrictions to the person who wrote you. Let’s see together the simple steps to take.
Let’s assume that Super Pippo, the person you follow and who follows you on Instagram, wrote to you in direct. He’s been trying it out for some time and you don’t want to give him the satisfaction of reading right away, but above all you must first have a plenary session with friends to study an answer. Here’s what to do to read Super Goofy’s message without him knowing:
- Visit the Super Pippo website on Instagram;
- Tap on the three dots at the top right next to the bell icon;
- Select the first item “Limit your account”;
- You will see the following message: “only you and Super Goofy can see his new comments on your posts and the responses to stickers in your stories. His chat is now in your message requests ”.
- Click on “ignore” (ignore here is intended as “ignore the fact that you want to know more about this function”, if you want to learn more about the topic, you will see an Instagram link that will take you to a dedicated page).
- Go to the direct;
- Visit the “requests” tab;
- Open Super Goofy’s message and read it as many times as you want.
To remove the limitations, we recommend that you repeat the process by switching to its profile and selecting the three dots. In fact, if you decide to remove the limitations within the direct (you can also do it from there), Super Pippo will immediately see the “displayed” under the messages.
Obviously the user to whom you have applied the restrictions will not receive any notification: it will be your secret!
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