How to Delete Notifications on Instagram

Instagram is a popular app that lets users share photos and videos with friends and followers. However, there may come a time when you might want to edit which notifications you receive on your phone. This wikiHow article will show you how to delete specific notifications through the Instagram app and how to completely turn off notifications on iPhone and Android.

EditSteps

EditHiding a Specific Notification

  1. Open the Instagram app. The app looks like a white outline of a camera against a yellow, orange, pink, and purple background.
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  2. Tap on the heart icon to view your notifications. You’ll see this near the bottom right corner of the screen.
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  3. Find the notification that you want to delete. You may have to scroll down through your notifications to find the one you want to hide.
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  4. Swipe from right to left across the notification. A trash icon should appear on a red background.
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  5. Tap the trash icon.
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  6. Tap in the pop-up window.
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EditTurning Off Notifications in the App

  1. Open the Instagram app. The icon looks like a white outline of a camera on a multicolor background and can be found on the Home screen or in the app drawer.
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    • If you do not have the Instagram app, it can be downloaded for free from either the Play Store on Android or the App Store on iOS.
  2. Tap on the profile icon. This should be in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
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    • Depending on your version of Instagram, this icon may also be your profile image.
  3. Tap on the menu icon at the top right.
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  4. Tap on at the bottom of the screen.
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  5. Tap on . This should be the second or third option under Settings.
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  6. Tap on the types of notifications that you want to stop.
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    • If you want to temporarily pause notifications, you can tap on the switch next to Pause All and select the time period that you want to pause notifications.
    • Tap on to either turn off these categories or change them from the default of “From Everyone” to “From People I Follow”.
    • Tap on to turn off notifications of follow requests, accepted follow requests, and other related options.
    • Tap on to turn off notifications of messages and message requests.
  7. Tap on . This should be under Other Notification Types on the main Notifications page.
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  8. Tap on the buttons or switches next to the notification options. From here you can turn off feedback emails, reminder emails, product emails, news emails, and text notifications.[1]
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EditDisabling Notifications on iPhone

  1. Open up Settings.
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  2. Scroll down and tap on .
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  3. Scroll down the list of apps and tap on .
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  4. Toggle the switch to the Off position . All Instagram notifications are now turned off.[2]
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    • To limit certain types of notifications, leave the Allow Notification switch on and uncheck the radio buttons under Lock Screen, Notification Center, or Banners.

EditDisabling Notifications on Android

  1. Open up Settings. This will either be on the Home screen or in the app drawer.
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  2. Tap on . This should be the third option on the list.
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  3. Tap on .
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  4. Scroll down the list of apps and tap on .
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  5. Tap on .
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  6. Tap on the switch next to . All Instagram notifications are now turned off.
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