Instagram: Here’s How to Stop Users From Replying to Your Stories

Follow this guide to stop users from being able to reply to your Instagram Stories

Did you know that when you share posts to your Instagram Stories, other users can send you message replies to each post? If you want to stop users from being able to send you these messages, our guide will show you how.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the gear icon.

Step 3: Tap “Story Settings.”

Step 4: Tap either “People You Follow” or “Off” to change your message replies setting. By selecting “People You Follow,” only Instagram users you follow will be able to send you message replies. Selecting “Off” will prevent all users from sending these replies.