How to Turn off Story Notifications on Instagram?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How to Turn off Story Notifications on Instagram

Are Instagram story notifications driving you crazy? Don’t worry; you can take control of your Instagram experience by turning off story notifications. Say goodbye to interruptions and hello to peace and quiet on your Instagram feed!

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Steps to Turn off Story Notifications on Instagram

Follow these steps to break free from the distraction of story notifications.

Step 1:

Launch your Instagram app and tap the “Profile” icon, typically at the bottom right corner. It will take you to your Instagram profile page.

tap on profile icon on IG

Step 2:

At the top right corner of your profile, tap on the “Hamburger” icon or three horizontal lines. A drop-down menu will appear. Tap on “Settings” to access Instagram settings and privacy gateway.

tap on hamburger icon and settings

Step 3:

In the settings menu, you’ll find various options to customize your Instagram experience. Look for “Notifications” and tap on it.

Tap on notifications on instagram

Step 4:

We’ve arrived at the notification settings page. Find and tap on “Post, Stories, and Comments.”

Tap on post, stories and comments

Step 5:

Scroll down the page, and locate the “First post and stories” section. Checkmark “Off” to disable story notifications.

check mark off on stories

Steps to Turn off Story Notifications for a Specific User

Step 1:

Locate the profile of the user whose story notifications you want to disable. You can do this by searching for their username or by finding their profile through your followers’ list or the Explore tab.  Once you’re on the user’s profile, look for and tap the “Bell” icon. It should be on the top right corner of the user’s profile.

tap on bell icon in top right corner

Step 2:

A drop-down menu will appear. In this menu, you’ll see various options related to notification types. Look for Story and “Toggle” off the switch next to it. This will ensure you no longer receive story notifications from that particular user.

switch toggle icon

And there you have it!  Now you can enjoy a quieter experience without their story updates on your screen.


Why does Instagram notify me when someone posts a story?

To ensure you catch all the exciting Stories from the users you follow, Instagram automatically sends you notifications whenever they post updates.

Do you get notifications if you view someone’s Instagram story?

Instagram tells users who have engaged and viewed their stories.

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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