How to Check Messages on Instagram?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
Check messages on Instagram

Instagram Direct Messages (DMs) are a private messaging feature that enables users to communicate directly with each other. You can send photos, videos, voice messages, emojis, and even disappear messages.

Instagram messages can benefit personal or business use, allowing networking, collaborations, customer service, and building relationships with followers, friends, family, and customers. You should try this feature now if you haven’t used this before.

This help center guide will help you to check messages on iOS & Android and on a PC web browser.

Check Instagram Messages on Android & iOS

Step 1:

Login Instagram app with a username and password on iOS or Android.

Enter credentials

Step 2:

Once you sign in, tap the “Direct Message” icon in the top right.

tap on message icon

Step 3:

Here you can check all old and new messages on Instagram.

check all messages

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Check Instagram Messages on a Windows Mac or Chrome Browser

Step 1:

Open on a PC browser.

Open Instagram on PC

Step 2:

Click on the “Message” icon in the left side menu bar.

tap on message

Step 3:

A tab with all new and old messages will open. Here you can check all your Instagram direct messages.

Open DM

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Points to Remember About Instagram Direct Message

Here are some points to remember about Instagram Direct Message (DM):

Privacy: DMs are a private way to communicate with other Instagram users. Only the people involved in the conversation can see the messages.

Group messaging: You can message multiple people with up to 32 participants in a group conversation.

Features: You can use various features like photos, videos, GIFs, stickers, emojis, voice messages, and even disappearing DM messages.

Notifications: You’ll receive notifications when you get a new message, but you can mute notifications for specific conversations.

Message Requests: If someone who doesn’t follow you sends you a message, it will appear as a request that you can accept or decline.

Security: Instagram allows users to report or block anyone who engages in inappropriate behavior or spam messages.

Archived Messages: You can archive old messages you don’t want to delete but don’t need to see all the time.

Unsend Messages: You can unsend a message you mistakenly sent, but only if it hasn’t been read yet.

Connect with businesses: Instagram users can also use DMs to connect with businesses or influencers for collaborations, inquiries, or customer service.


Why can’t I see the messages on Instagram?

If you cannot see Instagram messages, open and close the app to remove the bug. You can also restart the phone to fix Instagram clichés.

How do you check Instagram messages without seeing them?

You can check Instagram messages from notifications, emails, mail inboxes, or third-party apps without seeing them.

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Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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