Along with sharing Pictures & Videos on Instagram, you can also do a private conversation with anyone using Instagram Direct Message feature. Further, Instagram also helps you in knowing your sent message status, whether the sent message has been read by the recipient or not. So, Is there any way to Read Instagram Messages secretly without the sender knowing?
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Similar to other Social Media Apps (Whatsapp, Facebook etc.) there is no direct way to turn off the Message Read/seen receipt. But there is a way around for this, through which you can read Instagram messages secretly without updating the seen/read status and the sender will never know if you have read it. Let’s check out the only trick in detail.
How to Read Instagram Message without the Sender Knowing
Instagram has a by default functionality to show the message read status. Also, Read here our detailed guide on this:
You can not turn off seen/read receipt from Instagram settings, as we can do in Facebook and Whatsapp etc. But you can do it by reading the message after disconnecting your device from the Internet. Just follow the step by step guide as explained below:
Step 1: Once you get a direct message from anyone, you will get a Push Notification. Never tap on it to read, if you want to read it secretly.
Step 2: Open your Instagram App –> Tap on ‘DM’ Icon on the Top right Corner of Home screen. Here you can see all the conversation.
Step 3: Now You have to disconnect your device from the Internet connection. Turn off both WiFi as well as Mobile Data OR directly go into ‘Flight Mode’.
Step 4: Now you can read all the latest message received from the chat screen. Once you have seen all the messages, just log out from your current Instagram account. But remember, your device must be disconnected from the Internet even when you log out from your IG account.
For this Go to your IG profile –> Tap on ‘3 Dots’ Menu icon from Top right corner –> Scroll down and tap on ‘Log out’.
Step 5: Now, you can turn on Mobile Data or connect with WiFi Connection and login to your Instagram account.
To check whether the read status changed or not, you can open Chat screen and you can see still it will show as unread, also refer to the above-given image.
This is the best way to read the Instagram message without letting the sender know or without updating the read status. If you know another trick, share with the World in the comments below.