How to Read Unsend Messages on Instagram

Have you ever received the Instagram message notification only to have that message deleted or unsent later? We all have faced this situation. Instagram allows its users to unsend messages, which means the message will be removed from your and the recipient’s inbox. In fact, you could unsend a message you had sent to a user a year ago.

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The only problem is that Instagram doesn’t show you a notification should someone unsend the message they had dropped on your Instagram DM. Once the message is removed, it will no longer appear in your Instagram DM. Besides, it isn’t like Whatsapp where you get a message saying the particular conversation is deleted. So, the only way you can know if the chats were deleted is by watching them frequently.

Can You See an Unsent Message on Instagram?

Earlier, there was a bug that allowed users to read the messages that were later unsent through the notification. For every unsent message, you’d get a notification. And, the message wouldn’t disappear from the notification. However, Instagram has fixed that bug now and the messages unsent by the user no longer show up in the notification bar. That doesn’t mean you can’t access the deleted messages.

Instagram might not have a built-in option for helping you access the unsent messages, but there are definitely third-party tools available for those who want to read unsent messages on Instagram easily.

Let’s take a look at the few common steps for accessing the unsent messages.

How to Read Unsend Messages on Instagram

1. Take a Screenshot

The easiest way to read the unsent messages is by taking a screenshot of the conversation as soon as the person sends a message. If it’s an important message and you think the person might delete it later, then it is worth taking the screenshot of the page. That way, even if the person unsends the message later, you will have its screenshot saved in the gallery.

2. Use AiGrow

AiGrow is a free message-recovery tool that allows you to recover all the unsent messages without having to pay a single dime. Once you have signed up on the platform, add your Instagram account. Enter your username and password on the AiGrow to connect your Instagram account to the app. You can connect the app to the email and have all the messages sent to your email inbox. You will receive the email confirmation message. Once you have confirmed your email, you will get all the messages as requested in your inbox.

Is there any other way to read the unsend messages on Instagram?

The reason why Instagram launched the unsend feature for messages was to help people delete the messages that were of no use or they didn’t want the recipient to read or use later. This feature is for those who send a message to the wrong person. The message can be deleted easily and once it is unsent, there is no way the recipient can read it on Instagram. Of course, the third-party tools are designed to help you read the unsent messages easily, but only a few of them work. Other than that, there is no way you can recover the unsend messages.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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