Why won’t Instagram let me accept message requests from users?

Instagram is not just another social network, its tools and resources are very attractive to users , and that is why it is one of the applications that receives the most downloads per day. Frequently, this social network is renewing and implementing new logics so that its operation is better and better.

Despite efforts by Instagram in pursuit of improvements and adjustments, one of the most frequent errors, for which Instagram receives the most criticism and daily complaints, is that it does not allow message requests to be accepted .

As is known, when a person does not belong to the list of your followers or you do not follow either, and they want to send you a message, they will not reach you in the direct messaging box, but in order to see the message, you must accept the request. But, lately Instagram is not allowing it and this can be due to several reasons.

If you are having problems accepting the request for messages, to see them, in this post we are going to give you some tips to keep in mind. We know that when a function is not running as it should , it becomes too annoying , especially when the malfunction becomes frequent and we have no solution. That’s why we encourage you to keep reading!

Index( )

  1. What are the main reasons why you can’t accept messages on your account?
    1. Internet connection
    2. Possible network outage
  2. How to fix this error so I can accept your most recent requests?
    1. Accept requests from my Windows PC
    2. Use incognito mode
    3. Delete requests from the web page

What are the main reasons why you can’t accept messages on your account?

In principle, one of the main reasons is that Instagram usually makes updates , and therefore sometimes if we have not made the corresponding update we will begin to have problems, not only in this function but in others simultaneously.

That is why we recommend that you check your updates on a regular basis . To do this you can go to your Play Store or App Store, and in the search engine write Instagram, there you can see ‘update’ or not. In this way, you will be able to check if it is updated.

Internet connection

Although it may sound silly, you must first verify that your mobile data is active or measure the speed of your Wi-Fi, you can check it in the control panel of your device.

On the other hand, check that your connection is not weak, because if it is, you will not be able to carry out almost any activity on Instagram, be it comments, likes or accept message requests. In fact, the application will surely malfunction in general. We recommend that you turn your mobile data/wifi off and on again, and also restart your phone or PC.

Possible network outage

It is possible that, if after several attempts, you cannot use any function or perform any activity, the network is down. You should check in other applications or even try on a web page, if you can enter. In this case, you are in a position to say that the network has gone down, and it is a widespread problem.

Now, if you can access other web pages, but not Instagram, the problem is with this application, usually when this social network goes down, so does Facebook and Whatsapp, since all three belong to the same company ‘ META ‘  .

How to fix this error so I can accept your most recent requests?

We have already seen some reasons why you cannot accept message requests on your Instagram account , so it is time to see some solutions to said problem. Now we will leave you some methods to solve the problem of accepting most recent requests from Instagram. Remember that to see the message requests you must:

  1. Open Instagram.
  2. Go to direct messages as usual.
  3. In the upper right corner you will see the ‘ message request‘ notifications .
  4. Here you can see, delete or block the requests.

Accept requests from my Windows PC

Now, in the event that you cannot see them, you can do the following. It is rare that your mobile device presents this error of not being able to accept requests, but if this happens to you, do not worry, here I bring you the solution. If on your mobile device, you cannot accept the requests, you can do it from the PC, to do so:

  1. Open your browser on PC and log in to Instagram.
  2. Go to the direct message box as usual. There you will be able to visualize, by means of notifications if you have a ‘ message request’, if so press on it.
  3. There you can choose between, block, accept or delete. If you accept it, the person will know that you read it, if you block or delete it, you will not be able to read it.

Use incognito mode

You can activate and use incognito mode to access your message requests. This mode is used to keep certain issues private and also not appear in your history.

It is a good way to avoid cookies and saved cache. In this way you can enter Instagram as if it were the first time, without data and saved files. Once you are in incognito mode , you must follow the following steps:

  1. Go to the Instagram menu and click on ‘settings’
  2. There select ‘ notifications’ and then ‘messages’.
  3. A list of alternatives will appear, you must click on ‘message request’.
  4. There, verify that they are activated and you will be able to accept and read the message.

Delete requests from the web page

You can delete the requests from the official Instagram page. It is one of the most used options and you will not have any problem in being able to carry out this or any other activity, and finally solve this problem. To do this you must:

  1. Go to Instagram from your browser.
  2. There you must log in with your usual username and password.
  3. Go to your direct messaging box and click on the ‘ message request‘ notification .
  4. Finally, you’ll be able to delete those message requests that were getting annoying.

Now you know how to do it! Lastly, we would like you to bear in mind that message requests have a certain time to remain in your mailbox. After 4 weeks if you have not blocked, accepted or deleted the message, it is automatically deleted, and you will not be able to see it again.

 

 

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