How to Know if Someone Declines Your DM on Instagram

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Instagram

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As one of the most popular apps online, Instagram is a place where an excessive amount of messages are being sent every day.

The app is used by big and small businesses, celebrities, influencers, as well as everyday users who despite sharing photos on the platform, also use it to communicate with each other.

Users can DM both public and private Instagram accounts, regardless of whether they follow them or not.

However, If you send a message to a private account that you do not follow, users with private accounts who are being DM’ed will receive a message request.

From here users have two options; to accept your message or to decline it.

Unfortunately, there is no possible way to know if someone has declined your message request on Instagram.

But, there are a few things that might give you a hint that someone has declined your request that we will go through in the post below.

How to tell if your Instagram message has been declined

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As previously mentioned the social media platform does not openly notify users that their message requests are declined. It is most often due to Instagram trying to protect the privacy of its users.

But how can you tell if your message was declined?

The most obvious hint that your message was declined would be if a few days have gone by and your request hasn’t been seen. On the contrary, if someone accepts your Instagram request message, you will see a 'read' receipt below the message you have sent. If this is not the case, then your message is either declined or is still in the request section.

How to know if someone accepted your request

Seeing if someone has accepted your Instagram message request is easy.

All users need to do is go to their inbox and see if the message has a ‘read’ receipt below the message they have sent.

FAQ

How can I see if someone accepted or declined my message?

There is no way for someone to see if their message request has been declined.
If your request has been accepted you will see a ‘read’ receipt below the message.

What happens when you DM someone on Instagram who doesn't follow you?

The message will appear as a request message in their inbox.

What happens when you reject a message request on Instagram?

When users decline messages on Instagram means that they no longer want to receive request messages from someone.
However, users whose messages are declined can still send messages to that specific person.
But the person who has declined the messages won’t receive a notification if the other user tries to message them again.