Back in 2020 Instagram has announced a new feature - Unread messages.
The feature gave users more control over their privacy because they could choose whether they wanted to reply to a message or not without the other party being aware.
We also have a video tutorial on this that you can watch.
Unfortunately, the ‘mark message as an unread’ option is limited to business accounts only. Currently, private accounts do not have this feature and will need to switch to a business account if they wish to use it.
However, a workaround can also be used for private accounts in order to enable the unread option.
As we explained earlier the feature is not new, but it’s not as popular as the other Instagram options, so many users were not even aware that they can ‘unread’ a message.
So, for all those who are still wondering ‘can you unread a message on Instagram?’ keep reading to learn more about this Instagram hidden gem.
Users with business accounts have more than one inbox as opposed to users with private accounts.
The 'Primary' inbox is designed for users with business accounts to be able to filter out messages that are most important to them and receive a notification when close friends or family members message them.
The ‘General’ inbox is the place where not-so-important messages arrive.
Either way, the business accounts on Instagram can use the feature to unread messages in any inbox.
For everyone with private accounts wondering ‘how do you unread messages on Instagram’, there is a piece of good news.
Private accounts can use the restrict option to unread Instagram DMs.
When users restrict someone’s messages they go directly to the ‘Message request’ part.
This way even when they open someone’s messages the other side won’t know that their message was opened.
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