How to Block Direct Messages on Instagram?

Your Quick Answer: 

  1. To block Direct Messages on Instagram, first, you can restrict your account to do that for the mobile app, go to the person’s profile and tap the ‘Following’ button and restrict.
  2. For PC, open the person’s account, tap ‘three dots’ and select ‘Restrict’.
  3. You can also block the person, and to do that, first open the person’s profile, tap the ‘three dots’ icon and select ‘Block’. The process is the same for both the Instagram app and the web.
  4. Last but not least, you can make your account private, and for that in the app, go to your settings of Instagram and turn on the option. 
  5. For PC, also go to your profile settings and search for ‘Privacy and security’ and give a right tick in the box. 
  6. Keep one thing in mind: turning off notifications and deleting DMs can not make a proper solution.

How to Block Direct Messages on Instagram”

You have a few methods to do this:

1. Restrict the Account:

Follow the steps:

🔯 For Android/iOS:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: To restrict someone’s account on Instagram on mobile-first, open the app and log in to your account, and you will enter the Homepage of Instagram.

Step 2: You can search the person’s name by tapping the ‘Search’ icon from the bottom of the bar and then identify the person and enter his profile.

tapping the Search icon

Step 3: If the person follows you or you follow the person, go to your followers’ list or following list and open his profile.

Step 4: After opening the profile, you can see the ‘Following’ option below his username if you follow the person.

present-in-the-Followers-list

Step 5: If you didn’t follow the person, follow him, and you can see the downward arrow in the following button box.

follow the person
downward arrow

Step 6: Tap on it and select ‘Restrict’, then you will enter another page where you must confirm that you will restrict the account. 

 select Restrict on andriod
restrict the account

🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: To restrict an Instagram account on a PC, first, open Google and search Instagram.

Step 2: Login to your account with your username and password, then enter the Homepage of Instagram.

 username and password on instagram

Step 3: Now at the top of the page, you can see the search bar tap there and enter the person’s name and profile.

Step 4: After that, click on the ‘three dots’ option in the upper right part of the profile.

 click on the three dots option on pc

Step 5: Then click ‘Restrict’ and again click ‘Restrict Account’ to confirm.

 click on Restrict
Restrict Account to confirm on pc

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2. Block Instagram Account:

Follow the steps below to perform:

🔯 For Android/iOS:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First, open the application and log in to your account to block someone on Instagram.

Step 2: Then you have to go to the person’s profile whom you want to block.

Step 3: If the person is in your followers’ list or following list, then go to your profile and open the list to go to their Instagram profile.

Step 4: You can also tap the ‘Search’ button from the bottom bar, search their name, and go to their profile.

tapping-the-Search-icon

Step 5: After entering the profile, you can see the ‘three dots’ icon at the top right corner; click on it.

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Step 6: You can see a pop-up will come from the bottom containing some options.

You can see a pop-up

Step 7: Click ‘Block’ from the options, and you are done. 

Click 'Block' from the options

🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: To block a person on the Instagram web, first login to the Instagram web with your credentials, then you will enter the Homepage of Instagram.

username-and-password-on-instagram

Step 2: Now at the top of the page, you can see a bar containing the sections ‘Home’, ‘Message’ etc.

Step 3: Click on your profile icon from the top most right of the page.

your-profile-icon-on-pc

Step 4: Then select ‘Profile’ and here in your profile, open the followers of the following list to identify the person; you can also go to the search bar to identify the person.

 select Profile and here
 following list to identify the person

Step 5: After entering the person’s profile, click on the ‘three dots’ option and select ‘Block’ again; select ‘Block’ to confirm. 

 click on the three dots on instagram
select Block on pc
Block to confirm

3. Make Instagram Profile Private:

Follow the below steps:

🔯 For Android/iOS:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and log in with your credentials (If you do not have the app, open your Google Play Store/App Store and download the app).

Step 2: After logging in to your Instagram account, you will enter the Homepage where from the bottom bar.

Step 3: Click on your ‘Profile icon’, which is at the bottom right corner, and you will enter your Instagram profile page.

Click on your Profile icon on andriod app

Step 4: From the top right corner of your Instagram profile page, click on the ‘Menu’ icon and after that a pop-up will appear from the bottom of the screen.

click on the menu icon

Step 5: Here,click ‘Settings’, and then select the ‘Privacy’ option and turn on the ‘Private Account’ option, and you are done. 

click on settings on mobile instagram
Privacy option instagram
Private Account on instagram

🔯 For PC:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First, log in to your account to make an Instagram account private on a PC.

Step 2: On the Homepage, you can see your profile icon at the top right side of the screen, click on it and then select ‘Settings’.

your profile icon on pc

Step 3: After entering the Instagram settings, you can see a column at the left of the page.

Instagram settings on pc

Step 4: Tap on the ‘Privacy and Security’ option from there, then on the right side, give a tick in the ‘Private Account’ box under the Account privacy section. 

Privacy and Security on pc
Private account on instagram pc

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does turning off Notifications disable DM on Instagram?

You may think about a solution that turns off the notifications, but unfortunately, turning off notifications can’t disable DMs on Instagram. It will just stop notifications; to do that, go to the Settings from the profile page, and here in the Notifications section, pause all notifications.

You can also turn off the Instagram notifications from the mobile settings. But it will not disable DM on Instagram. It will just pause the notification of the DM, but Instagram will store the messages on the pending list. 

2. Do the Messages Disable the DM on Instagram after Deleting All?

If you think of deleting all the messages to block direct messaging on Instagram, then you are wrong. Unfortunately, it does not perform the same that you want. If you want to disable messages, then tap and hold on a message and select ‘Unsend messages ‘.

This way, you can delete the entire message, but as you did not block the person, they can still message you on Instagram.

3. How long does DM block last on Instagram?

There is no time limit for Instagram DM block means it can last for infinity days if you don’t unblock the person again. If you have an issue with the person, you blocked him; Instagram cannot unblock the person for you without your permission, just like other social media platforms.

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