How do I manage messages I’ve received with Instagram Direct?
You can manage direct messages from the Instagram app for Android and iPhone or Instagram Lite app for Android.
To view a direct message someone sent:
  1. Tap direct or messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap the conversation you want to view.
Keep in mind
  • If someone you follow sends you a message, it'll appear in your main message inbox.
  • If someone you don’t follow sends you a message, it’ll appear as a message request in your inbox. To decline or allow the message, swipe left on the message (iPhone) or tap and hold the message (Android) then select Delete or Accept.
  • You can tap Delete All at the bottom of your message request inbox to ignore all requests at one time.
  • When you allow a message request from someone, their future messages will go directly to your inbox.
If you have the latest version of the app, learn how to manage message requests. Learn more about reporting abusive messages.
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