If you follow a lot of important people on Instagram, sometimes you might miss the stories, photos, and videos they post. If you want to stay informed about everything new, you can enable post and Story notifications to receive notifications on your phone when each post on a specific account.
On the other hand, if notifications bother you and you want to customize their appearance
How to enable notifications for someone’s stories, posts, IGTV on Instagram
Sometimes you are interested and desperately need to see everything posted by someone you follow on Instagram, so you can enable notifications for their account by following these steps:
- Open the Instagram app on your smartphone, whether it’s iPhone or Android, and then log in to your account If you haven’t already. Head straight to the profile you want to enable notifications on when it posts stories, photos, videos, and IGTV.
- Click on the notifications icon at the top to bring up a window at the bottom of the screen.
- To view post notifications for this account, activate the button next to the “Posts” option. The same applies to the button next to a Story and IGTV option, plus Reels too.
- If you would also like to receive live broadcast notifications for this account, click on a Live Videos option and then select a Get All Notifications option.
- The moment the owners of this account post a story, message, or other activity, you will receive a quick notification about it.
You can also turn on post notifications for this account via the feed, simply click on a Three Dots option at the top of its photo, then in the pop-up menu select a Turn on Post Notifications option.
If you have notifications enabled for many accounts you follow, you may receive a large number of notifications and they may annoy you. You can disable the appearance of notifications by following the same steps, just disable the buttons, as you will find them enabled.
Note: You cannot enable notifications for an account on the Instagram website unlike the mobile app, however, the website does allow you to customize your notification preferences in general, such as customizing the appearance of notifications for likes, comments, friend requests, private messages, posts and stories, IGTV and shows. Live, and more.
How to customize Instagram notifications
Instead of the steps above, Instagram allows you to turn off all Instagram notifications at once via settings, and it also gives you the option to turn on only a certain type of notifications, such as turning on notifications for follow requests only, or others. In other words, you have complete control over the type of notifications you want to display.
Log in to your Instagram account, then go directly to your profile section.
Click on an option The three bars (Three dots on the iPhone) located at the top to reveal the side menu. In the latter, click on the Settings option “Settings”.
Under Settings, tap on the Notifications section, then you will find all kinds of notifications on Instagram. In order to prevent them from appearing all at once for a limited time, activate the button next to the Pause All option “Pause All” then specify how long it will take to disable it via the pop-up window.
You can access any type of notifications and then select your preferences, you can disable or enable them as you wish. For example, we will disable notifications of articles and items. Enter the posts, stories, and comments section. Posts, Stories, and comments then select whether you want to disable post and story notifications or make them available only to people you follow or enable them for everyone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the user notified when their post and story notifications are turned on?
No, the user will not receive any notifications about this, regardless of their account type, the only purpose of providing this setting is to keep up with everything they post on Instagram.
How do I see who has turned on notifications for my posts and stories?
Since Instagram doesn’t share this data for the sake of user activity privacy, there’s no way to tell. But with this, you can get a rough idea by observing and watching the behavior of users, as it may be the user who is always the first interaction with your posts and stories is the one who has activated your notifications for your posts and stories.