How to read Instagram messages without being seen? [2 Easy methods]

How to read Instagram messages without being seen

Instagram is one of the social media platforms where you can show your creativity worldwide. You can become famous overnight and may get your content viral in a matter of time. Once you gain followers, the number of direct messages (DMs) keeps on coming every day). You may want to reply to these DMs for a few days, but it becomes annoying to someone after some days. In such a case, you may want to read the DMs but don’t want to let them know you read it. In this guide, we will show you two easy methods on how to read Instagram Messages without being seen.

What makes you read Instagram messages without being seen?

  1. Some people start annoying when the message is seen and expect you to reply.
  2. You may want to read the message later because you are busy with something else. But as you saw a message, the person may think you haven’t replied to them despite the message being read by you.
  3. There are spam messages in your DM, and you want to clear them all by deleting them but don’t want the person to know that you opened their DM.

How to read Instagram messages without being Seen?

We will see two methods to do this –

Method 1 – How to read Instagram messages without being seen by restricting a person to read DM?

You can restrict or block the person from reading the message. In that way, a person will not know, and seen tick will not be marked.

  1. Open Instagram App and log in to your account.
  2. Then search for the person whose message you want to read without being seen.
  3. Tap on the three-dot menu and then select the “Restrict” option.
    read Instagram message without being seen
  4. Now, tap on Dismiss option after reading the information about the restricting feature.
    user is restricted in instagram
  5. Now, the message you received from the person will be removed to the “Requests” tab on the DM page.
  6. Open the Requests tab and then open the message sent by the person.
    click on message requests tab in insta app
  7. You can now read the message without letting them know.
    read message without knowing them
  8. You may also keep the user restricted to continue getting messages in requests, and they will not know even if you read the messages.

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Method 2 – How to read Instagram messages without being seen by turning OFF Internet?

This is a cheap trick but works very well –

  1. Turn off the Wifi/Data connection on your device.
  2. Now, open the Instagram app and then read the message sent by the person.
  3. Since the app is disconnected from the Internet, it cant send the Seen tick to the DM sender.

One thing to note is that, as soon as you turn on the Internet, the Instagram app connects to the server and sends a seen tick to the person. You can log out of Instagram before turning on the Internet to overcome this situation.

While the Internet is turned OFF – 

    • Go to the ‘Settings‘ option in the Instagram app.
    • At the end of the page, tap on the Log Out option.
    • Confirm the logout option.
    • You can also clear the app’s Data by going to Apps properties from the Apps settings of your phone.

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In this guide, we have seen two easy methods on how to read Instagram messages without being seen. If you have any doubts/queries regarding the information provided about Instagram, you can write to us in the comment section below.

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