How does Instagram's DM read? Explaining how to mark as unread and why it is not marked | Apple Geek LABO (2023)

When you see the message, the DM of Instagram will be known to the other party that you have read it.

This time, I will explain the mechanism of DM of Instagram. In addition, I will explain how to not mark the DM of Instagram as read and the reason why it can not be read, so please read it to the end.

How does Instagram’s DM read?

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I will explain the read mechanism of Instagram DM.

Other apps such as LINE also have a read function, which is similar to the read function of Instagram DM. However, there are some differences from LINE and so on.

Insta’s DM read mechanism is such that when you open DM, it will be marked as read, and the read display will be the latest message of DM. By the way, there is no way to set or delete the read mark.

I will explain each mechanism.

Read when opening DM

Insta’s DM read mechanism is such that when you open DM, it will be marked as read.

First, when DM arrives from the other party, the account and message will be displayed at the top of the DM column. If you try to return the DM or open the DM to see the message, it will be marked as read.

By the way, you can check the message from the DM notification, but you can’t read it when you see the notification.

Read display is attached to the latest message of DM

The read display of DM on Instagram is the latest message of DM.

There is a LINE that has the same read function, but LINE has a read display for all messages. On Instagram DM, on the other hand, read is displayed only in the latest message.

So, the read display of past messages has disappeared! It may be that. Also, if the other party sends a message and the conversation is over, there may be no read display at all. Since the read display is attached to the latest message, the read display is displayed on the other side.

There is no way to set or delete the read

In Instagram DM, there is no setting to mark as read or to delete read.

In Instagram DM, it is no longer possible to set not to mark as read, and there is no way to delete the read once marked. Please note that the read display will be attached when you open the DM.

Please note that the read display will continue to remain even if you delete the DM column or block it.

How to view Instagram DM without reading it?

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I’ve explained about Instagram DM, but is there a way to see Instagram DM without reading it?

In Instagram DM, there is no way to set or delete read, but in fact, there is a way to see Instagram DM without marking it as read.

You can check the DM of Instagram without opening it in the DM column, see it in the DM notification, see it using account restrictions, see it in airplane mode and install the app. I have. In addition, there is an Android-only app that you can view without marking it as read.

I will introduce each method.

Check in the DM column without opening the DM

First of all, it is a method to check in the DM column without opening DM.

In the DM column of Instagram, you can check what kind of message came from whom, and if it is within one, you can check the contents of DM without opening DM.

It is safe to see in the DM column because it is only marked as read when you open the DM.

However, if multiple messages are sent, it will be displayed as 〇 new messages, so you will not know the contents of the DM unless you open the DM. Therefore, it is a method that can be used only for one message or less.

See in DM notification

The next method is to see it in the DM notification.

When a message arrives on Instagram, you can check the content of the message with a notification. Even if you check the message content in the notification, it will not be marked as read because DM is not open.

I will explain the methods of iPhone and Android respectively.

How to watch iPhone

I will explain how to see it on iPhone.

When a message is sent to Instagram DM, you can check each message on the lock screen.

Also, for long sentences, you can check the full text of the message by long-pressing the message notification.

How to watch Android

I will explain how to see it on Andoroid.

When a message is sent to Instagram’s DM, the message will be displayed on the lock screen. Notifications are grouped together, and you can check up to 6 messages by tapping the arrow on the far right.

Also, for long sentences, you can check the full text of the message by sliding the message notification down.

View using account restrictions

The next method is to use account restrictions to view.

Insta has a function called account restriction, which allows you to shut out comments and DM from specific people.

If you use account restrictions, DMs from the other party will be displayed in the request, and the DM of the request will not be marked as read even if you open the DM.

To do this, first jump to the profile of the account you are looking for and select the three points in the upper right. Select Restrict to complete the restriction. Check DM from the request as DM from the restricted account will be moved to the request. And when you remove the restriction, it remains unread.

By using account restrictions, you can be sure to check messages without marking DM as read.

Watch in airplane mode and uninstall the app

The next method is to see it in airplane mode and uninstall the app.

You can use airplane mode to block the internet from your smartphone, uninstall the app, and mark it as unread.

The method is to first receive the DM while connected to the Internet. Then set it to airplane mode (it doesn’t make sense to be connected to WiFi at this time, so if WiFi is connected, turn off WiFi as well). Then, check the DM contents and then uninstall the app. After uninstalling the app, cancel airplane mode (WiFi). Then install the app again. When I log in and check the DM, it remains unread.

Now you can check the DM without marking it as read. If you make a mistake in setting the airplane mode (WiFi), it may be marked as read, so read the method carefully and be careful.

[Android only]App that can be viewed without reading

Next, there is an app that can be viewed without marking it as read, using an Android-only method.

The app is an app called “Message Peeping Tom”, and you can recognize the message from the notification and check the message from the app.

Even if you check the app, it will not be marked as read, so you will not be able to mark it as read without any troublesome work.

However, since the message is recognized from the notification, the message before installing the app cannot be read, so it is a good idea to install it in advance.

Why can’t I read the DM on Instagram?

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I have explained how to mark Instagram DM as read, but there are times when Instagram DM cannot be marked as read.

Even if you send a DM to Instagram, you may be worried if you can’t read it. Also, some people may be wondering if they can’t read it even if they send a DM to an entertainer.

The reason why the DM of Instagram is not read is that the other party has not seen the DM yet, the DM has arrived in the request, the account is restricted, the possibility of mute or block, do not mark it as read There may be a cause such as the way to see it or the possibility of a malfunction of Instagram.

I will explain each cause in detail.

The other party hasn’t seen the DM yet

It’s possible that the other person hasn’t seen the DM yet.

Instagram is a mechanism that you can read when you open DM, but when you are not looking at DM, it is natural, but you can not read it.

You can check the online status of the other party in the DM column of Instagram, so if you were online a few hours ago, you may not be able to check DM because you did not open Instagram.

Let’s wait patiently without rushing more than necessary.

DM has arrived in the request

Next is that the DM has arrived in the request.

Instagram can send DMs even if they are not followers or followers. However, DMs from unfollowed accounts will appear in the request, so they may be left unnoticed.

Also, although you can check the message of the request, if you do not approve it, it will not be displayed as read in the first place.

Therefore, if you want to send a DM as much as possible, we recommend that you follow it before sending the DM.

Accounts are restricted

The next thing is that you have account restrictions.

I introduced the method of temporarily restricting the account as a way to view the DM without reading it, but there is a possibility that your account is restricted from the beginning.

If your account is restricted on Instagram, the DM sent will be displayed in the request, so it may be left unknowingly. Also, although you can check the message of the request, if you do not approve it, it will not be displayed as read in the first place.

Even if you are following, there is a good chance that your account is restricted because DM will be sent to your request if your account is restricted.

Possibility of muting and blocking

Next is the possibility of muting or blocking.

You can mute the DM of the other party on Instagram, and if you mute it, even if the DM comes, the notification will not come in the first place, so you will not notice the DM easily.

You can block the other party on Instagram, and if it is blocked, you will not receive the DM, so it will not be marked as read.

So, the reason why you can’t read it may be mute or block.

I’m doing a way to see it without marking it as read

The next thing is that we are doing a way to see it without marking it as read.

I introduced the method of viewing without marking it on Instagram DM, but maybe the other party is trying the method of viewing without marking it as read.

There are many ways to see it without marking it as read, so it’s possible that you’re doing it, or that you happened to do it.

So it’s possible that you’re trying to see Instagram’s DM without marking it as read.

Possibility of Instagram malfunction

Next is that there is a possibility of a bug in Instagram.

Previously, there was a problem with Instagram that the read function of Instagram’s DM disappeared.

So, maybe due to a bug in Instagram, the read function of DM has disappeared. Update your Instagram to see what’s going on, or close it and open it again to try it out.

One way to search for Instagram bugs is to search on Twitter. You may be able to check for users with the same symptoms by searching Twitter for the name of the Instagram bug.

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How does Instagram's DM read? Explaining how to mark as unread and why it is not marked | Apple Geek LABO (4)

How was that?

Insta’s DM read mechanism is such that when you open DM, it will be marked as read. The read display is the latest DM message. There is no way to mark or erase DM as read.

You can check the DM of Instagram without opening it in the DM column, see it in the DM notification, see it using account restrictions, see it in airplane mode and install the app. I have. In addition, there is an Android-only app that you can view without marking it as read.

The reason why the DM of Instagram is not read is that the other party has not seen the DM yet, the DM has arrived in the request, the account is restricted, the possibility of mute or block, do not mark it as read There may be a cause such as the way to see it or the possibility of a malfunction of Instagram.

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