How to Read Unsend Messages on Instagram

Have you ever received the Instagram direct message notification only to have that message deleted or unsend later? We all have faced this situation. Instagram allows its users to unsend messages, which means the message will be permanently 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 Instagram. Once the message is removed, it will no longer appear in your direct message inbox.

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.

Earlier, there was a bug that allowed users to read the messages that were later unsend through the notification. For every unsend 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 unsend by the user no longer show up in the notification bar. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t access the deleted messages.

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

In this post, iStaunch will show you a complete guide on how to read unsend messages on Instagram.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to Read Unsend Messages on Instagram

1. NotiSave – Read Unsend Instagram Messages

  • Install the Notisave app on your Android or iPhone device.
  • Launch the app and allow access to the notifications, tap on the Allow button.
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  • As soon as you tap on the Allow, it will take you to the Notification access page. Here find the Notisave from the list of apps and enable it.
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  • Next, allow app to access photos, media and files on your device.
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  • After that, it will automatically start loading installed apps on your device.
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  • You will redirected to the Autostart screen, enable the Autostart for the Notisave app to work properly.
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  • That’s it, the app is ready to save incoming messages notifications from Instagram.
  • Now, all the messages notifications you receive on Instagram that will save on Notisave.
  • If your friend unsend message on Instagram, it still available on the Notisave app.
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  • Open Notisave app and head over to the Instagram app from there. That’s it, here you can read the deleted and unsent messages.

2. 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 unsend the message later, you will have its screenshot saved in the gallery.

3. 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.

4. See Unsend Instagram Messages from connected Facebook account

If you have created Instagram account through Facebook, then you can easily see the Unsend Instagram messages using Messenger or Facebook Inbox.

Here’s how you can:

  • Open the Facebook Messenger and login to your account.
  • Click on the Instagram Direct option available under the Messages section.
  • That’s it, here you can see all unsend messages on Instagram.
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Is There Any Alternative Way to Read 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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