While using Instagram, you might have accidentally or intentionally opened and read a message sent by someone. And then suddenly, you realized you should not have done this for whatever personal reasons. You now want to mark those messages as ‘Unread’ and remove the seen receipt.
These are the most common problems faced by Instagram users, especially if they are quite popular on Instagram and have a lot of followers. They receive a ton of messages per day from so many people, and it might be difficult for them to reply to every unknown person. Right?
Well, to find out whether it is possible to mark a DM as Unread on Instagram, you can use Instagram to an extent. So, Let’s see how! Whether the conversation is in the general tab or primary inbox, the process is much simpler and straightforward.
How to Unread Messages On Instagram Using the App
To learn how to unread messages on Instagram, you need to switch to a business account first and follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Instagram app, and Open your Inbox. Then tap the selecting icon in the top-right.
Step 2: Select the conversations you wish to mark as unread and tap ‘More’.
Alternatively, to make this step short and quick, you can tap and hold the conversation for a few seconds, and the same options will appear.
Step 3: Finally, tap ‘Mark as Unread’.
Done! Now, you can view the blue dot beside the conversation and the red notification number popping in your inbox.
Although you learned how to make conversations unread on Instagram, the messages will not be marked as unseen by the sender. Additionally, this feature does not work on the desktop version yet.
How to Unread Messages on Instagram using a Normal Account
As described above, the process to mark messages unread is just for business accounts. But there are still so many Instagrammers who use personal accounts and might not prefer to switch to an Instagram business account. What to do in this case? Can you still unread the Instagram messages?
Yes! There is an in-app solution available for this. You can use the Restrict option.
When you restrict someone on Instagram, the messages sent from that person will automatically be listed as message requests. Hence, even if somehow you read them accidentally, they will not be marked as read.
So, if you want to know how to unread messages on Instagram using this method, you can read our already covered article on this topic.
Here’s How to Restrict Someone on Instagram.
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