Like most other social media platforms, Instagram has an integrated direct messaging feature. Users are able to message freely back and forth with their friends on the platform.
By default, Instagram’s messaging system is set up so that if someone who is not following you tries to message you, you will be sent a request to confirm whether or not you want to receive messages from that person. This is a pretty good system that allows you to vet a particular user before you open up the ability for that person to message you.
However, if you are someone who receives a lot of message requests on Instagram, those notifications can quickly become very annoying. Luckily, there’s a way to completely turn of the ability for someone to send you a message request. This feature is not so easy to find, so we’ve got you covered.