How can I help you send me messages on Instagram?

As a guide you can send me messages on Instagram (image: Vitor Pádua/The USA Print)

Select that you can send messages to yourself on Instagram and make adjustments to the Direct settings to allow or block unknown contact requests.

O Instagram allows you to deactivate contact requests for accounts that you do not follow. This way, just people who are not followed by you will be able to send a DM (direct message).

Next, see how I can help you send messages on Instagram.

1. Access your Instagram profile page

Open Instagram for Android or iPhone and tap the bottom edge icon directly on the canvas to access your profile page.

Access your Instagram profile page (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

2. Go to the “Settings and privacy” area of ​​Instagram

Tap the button with three bars to go directly to your Instagram profile and, when the menu appears, open the “Settings and Privacy” option.

Go to the "Settings and privacy" area of ​​Instagram (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

3. Open the option “Messages and replies to the story”

Go to the “Settings and Privacy” page, find and open the “Messages and Replies to the Story” option.

Open the option "Messages and responses to the story" (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

4. Tap the “Message Controls” option

Open the “Message controls” option in the “Messages and responses to the story” area.

Tap the “Message Controls” option (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

5. Block messages from people who don't follow you on Instagram

Open the “Outras pessoas no Instagram” option under “Message controls” and select the “Do not receive requests” setting. Is so you will not receive message requests on Instagram profiles that will not follow you.

Block messages from people who do not follow you on Instagram (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

You can also block contacts of people who follow you, but not only followed by you, by going to “Your followers on Instagram”, again in “Message controls”, and activating the option “Do not receive requests”.

Block messages from people who follow you (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

Can I block or Direct for all people on Instagram?

There is no setting to block Instagram messages from all users or all the people you follow. But you can restrict someone on Instagram. These settings are for the restricted account messages to be in the “Requests” box, a secondary area within your DMs area.

The "Requests" box inside the DMs (image: Emerson Alecrim/The USA Print)

Can you receive message requests if you leave your private account on Instagram?

Sim. Setting the Instagram private face to the send message button on your profile will not appear for no followers. It is also possible to send messages for private accounts by searching for their names in the “Search” field in the DMs area, unless you configure your profile so that you do not receive them.

Can you reactivate message requests on Instagram?

Sim. Access the menu of your profile, with three bar icons, and go to “Settings and privacy” / “Messages and responses to the story” / “Message controls”. Here, you can activate message requests in DM on Instagram in “Your followers on Instagram” and in “Other people on Instagram”.

How can I help you send me messages on Instagram?