How to read Instagram DMs WITHOUT being seen or “opening” them.

Reading Instagram messages without being “seen” is convenient — and very easy.

We’ll show a handy way to verify Instagram DMs without “opening” them in the eyes of the sender.

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How to read DMs without being seen?

The easiest way to read a direct message on Instagram without being seen is to view the message via the notification on your home screen.

If the message is too long to view in full and you only see a preview, you can press and hold the notification and drag down, which will expand the message without clicking in the app.

It’s important that you hold down the button carefully, otherwise you might accidentally click inside the app and ask the sender to see that you’ve read the message.

On an Android phone, you can’t use the drag method, you can instead click the down arrow to the right of the message.

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Is there a restricted option on Instagram?

Another option is to restrict a user through Instagram’s app settings.

If you select this feature, the person’s new messages will be sent to a second tab where you can view them without the person’s knowledge.

When you’re ready to reply, you must allow or approve the message. In this case, the sender sees that you have read the message.

You will also not receive any notifications from the restricted person.

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That’s because this feature was designed to combat bullying or harassment.

However, it is also useful for Instagram detectives who want to read messages in stealth mode.

How can you restrict someone on Instagram?

To restrict someone from direct messages, go to their profile and select the three dots located in the top right corner of your screen.

A pop-up menu will appear with Restrict, Block, and Report listed in red.

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You need to click the restrict button and then confirm the decision.

After that, all future messages will be moved to the restricted inbox – the sender will not be notified that they have been restricted.

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