How To Turn Off Story Replies On Instagram

Are you tired of receiving countless replies when you post a story on Instagram? Do you want to post stories while preventing users from replying to them? If that’s the case, you can turn off the reply feature on your story options on Instagram. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you the steps to do so.


On Instagram users can post “stories” on their accounts to share their daily experiences. You can post multiple stories on your account, which can last for a day or until you remove them.

By default, your followers on the app can reply and react to the stories you post. This option makes it easier for other people to interact and conversate with you on the app.

However, we understand that some users find it uncomfortable when people reply to their stories frequently. Thankfully, the app allows you to personalize your privacy settings and turn off story replies on your account.

Here’s our guide about disabling replies on Instagram.

How to disable replies on your Instagram stories

If you don’t want your followers to reply to the stories you post on Instagram, you can turn off the feature on your privacy settings. In this way, you can post your stories freely without worrying about flooding your DMs with replies.

You can turn off story replies from the Instagram mobile app. Check our tutorial below, and we’ll show you how to do so.

  1. Launch the Instagram from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile icon on the bottom right to open your settings.

  3. Head to your Privacy Settings.

  4. Tap Story under the Interactions section.

  5. Turn off message replies under the Replying section.

That’s how you disable replies on your Instagram stories. When someone views your story, they won’t see the message option at the bottom of their screen.

Please note that users can still message you directly on Instagram even if you turn off story replies. If you want to stop someone from messaging you on the app, you have the option to block their account.

Aside from blocking users, you can also restrict someone on Instagram. Restricting someone prevents them from seeing when you’re online and disables notifications from that user.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to disable replies on your Instagram stories, you can now post and share your experiences freely on the app. If you want to stop someone from contacting you in any way, block their account on the app.

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