Choose Who Can Send You Instagram Direct Messages and Add You to Group Conversations

This feature is only available to Business and Creator accounts on Instagram.

With Instagram Direct, you can choose who can send your account a message or add your account to group conversations.

To change your Instagram Direct settings:
  1. Go to your profile by tapping in the bottom right.
  2. Tap in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings > Privacy > Messages.
  4. From here you can update:
    • Who you want to receive new message requests from by tapping the circle to the right of the audience you prefer.
    • Who can add you to a group conversation by tapping the circle to the right of the audience you prefer.

If someone who's not in your selected audience tries to message you or add you to a group conversation, they’ll see that you don’t allow messages from everyone.

Keep in mind, if you block someone, they won't be able to send you a message request or add you to a group conversation.

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