Instagram Notifications

Instagram has finally been made available for Android users on April of this current year. When it was launched on October 2010, it was only available for iOS users. Its millions of users multiplied when it was opened to Android devices. On the first day itself, the application got more than 1 million downloads from these new users. Why Instagram is such a hit? It is because of its filters that can turn an ordinary photo into an artistic photo and make it appear like it was captured by a professional. You will get Instagram notifications when there are activities on your account. Notifications for Instagram can be turned on and off.

Push Notifications on Instagram

Push notifications will pop up on the screen of your device even when the Instagram window is not open. This is like the notifications you receive when you get SMS or MMS sent to your phone. If you want to be notified when someone mentioned you on their comments, a user liked your photo or it was included on the popular page, turn the push notifications on. Enabling this setting is slightly different for iPhone and Android users.

How to Enable/Disable Push Notifications on iOS Devices

The setting for the push notifications on iOS is outside the Instagram application. This can be enabled and disabled on the settings feature of the device itself. Here are the steps on how to do this.

  1. Exit the Instagram application.
  2. Tap the Settings icon on the home screen.
  3. Tap the Notifications tab.
  4. Look for Instagram and turn on or off notifications for sounds, alerts and badges. If you are using iOS 5 or higher, turn on or off the notifications center.

How to Enable/Disable Push Notification on Android Device

Enabling or disabling the push notifications for Android devices can be done on the Instagram application itself. There is no need to exit the app and change the settings on the phone. Here are the steps on how to do this.

  1. Log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Tap your name to go to your profile.
  3. Tap the icon with 3 vertical dots on the upper right side of the window, next to your name.
  4. Tap push notifications.
  5. Tap On or Off to enable or disable.

Receive Notification from Everyone or from People You Know

If you decide to turn on your push notifications, you also have the option to choose if you will receive notifications from people you know or from everyone. As mentioned, you will receive these notifications if you get likes and comments on your photos. If your notification setting is set to everyone, you will receive notifications everytime your pictures get likes or comments. If you choose to get notification only from people you know, you will receive notification when your followers like or comment on your photos. Remember that your iOS push notifications settings for Instagram must be enabled first. Here are the steps on how to edit the likes and comments notification settings. Aside from getting push notifications, you will also be notified on the News tab of your Instagram.

For iOS users:

  1. Tap the Profile tab.
  2. Tap the settings icon next to your name. This is the icon that looks like a gear.
  3. Tap push notifications.
  4. Tap on your desired option to place a check mark and enable

For Android users:

  1. Tap the Profile tab.
  2. Tap the icon with three vertical dots (context menu button).
  3. Tap Edit Profile.
  4. Tap Push Notifications.

Tap on your desired option to place a check mark and enable