Instagram: Are you also not getting spam messages, follow these steps, there will be no problem

Instagram spam accounts and messages are a serious problem for many users. Spam messages are usually selling you something or include external links to other websites. You can control your Instagram spam by setting your account to private, blocking spammers, and setting the app to reject message requests.

Aug 21, 2023 - 12:30
Instagram: Are you also not getting spam messages, follow these steps, there will be no problem

Instagram spam has become a serious problem for many people. It is not unusual to get spam messages on your Instagram account on a regular basis, clogging up your inbox with requests to visit websites and buy stuff. The good news is that you can take back control of your Instagram account's inbox and reduce incoming spam.

Instagram spam is easy to spot because it's something you didn't expect and don't want to get. In most cases, these messages are literally trying to sell you something. Let us know what kind of messages these can be.

First and foremost, most spam accounts on Instagram exist for one reason only- to sell you something. If you receive a message that contains a sales pitch to buy something, it is definitely spam.

Even if there is no sales pitch, if the message contains a link to an external site, it may be spam. Accounts exist only to drive traffic to websites, many of them of an adult, explicit, unsafe nature. So never tap a link in an Instagram message from someone you don't know.

Spammers create tons of accounts, and they often don't spend much time building profiles. Spam accounts don't look like real people's accounts, as they won't have high-quality profile pictures, or the photos are clearly borrowed from stock photo services. You can also see that there is no bio.

If you're tired of your Instagram inbox being filled with spam, here are some things you can do to slow the flow of spam into your account or stop it altogether.

The easiest way is to block spam accounts when you receive them. This won't stop messages from other accounts, but it will stop you from every account you've blocked. To block a spam account, open the message and tap the account name at the top of the page. On the Account detail page, tap Block account. In the pop-up window, select [account name] and Block Other Accounts they have or have created, then tap Block.

You can also make it somewhat more difficult for spammers to find your account. By default, your account is public and your posts will be visible to all Instagram users, making it easy for spammers to target you. But you can make your account private.

If you do this, your account will be harder to find - only your approved followers will see your posts. However, this isn't a perfect solution, as private accounts still show up in Instagram search results, so spammers can find and message you that way.

To do this, tap your account icon at the bottom of the Instagram app, then tap the three-line menu at the top of the page. In the pop-up menu, tap Settings then Privacy. Turn on the private account by swiping the button right, and confirm that you want to do so in the pop-up window by tapping Switch to private.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer