How to Unsend Messages on Instagram Without Them Knowing

When Instagram was launched, its attractive user interface impressed both users and critics alike. However, as people began exploring the wide variety of features that the platform offered, they realized that there was more to it than met the eye. Yes, you guessed it correctly. We are talking about the Instagram DMs feature.

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Let us suppose you had a fight with one of your friends on Instagram, and you accidentally sent them some harsh words that you didn’t mean in the heat of the moment. If they see the message, they may never talk to you, and you don’t want that to happen. How would you rectify this situation? Saying sorry seems like a safe way out, but what if you don’t think sorry would cover it? We totally understand; all of us have said things that we don’t mean when we are angry.

Thankfully, Instagram has swooped in to save the day. All you need to do is unsend the message before they get a chance to see it, and you’re spared! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

In today’s blog, we will talk about how to unsend messages on Instagram without them knowing.

Can You Unsend Messages on Instagram Without Them Knowing?

If you are still wondering whether or not you can unsend messages on Instagram without them knowing, then let us be the bearers of good news. Yes, you can unsend a message on Instagram without the other person knowing, and we are here to help you with it.

However, let us first discuss how the unsending feature on Instagram works and how you can benefit from it.

As we have already mentioned before, the DMs on Instagram can sometimes become risky. If you want to unsend a message on Instagram, you can easily do it. However, whether or not they see the message before you unsend it is a whole other thing. You can unsend a seen message, too, but what would be the point of that?

Unsending an Instagram DM is a pretty easy task. Let us guide you through it.

How to Unsend Messages on Instagram Without Them Knowing

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your smartphone and log in to your account.

Step 2: The first screen that you would see is your newsfeed. To go to your DMs by tap on the message icon at the top right of the screen or you can also swipe left from your home screen (newsfeed).

Step 3: Here, you will find the list of the conversation, open the chat from where you want to unsend a message without them knowing.

Step 4: Now, long press on the message that you want to unsend. When you do that, you’ll see six emojis in a row. Those are called Reactions. We need to focus on the three options that appear on the bottom of the screen: Reply, Unsend, and More.

Step 5: Click on the second option (Unsend), and you are good to go.

Can You Read Message That Other Person Unsend on Instagram?

Now that you know how you can unsend your messages on Instagram, are you wondering just how often it has happened to you? It’s natural to wonder; after all, it does feel bad knowing someone hid something from you.

Instagram is a huge social networking platform and does not believe in discrimination among its users. So, if others can’t see the messages that you have unsent, we are sorry to say that there is no way for you to see what they have unsent either.

Moreover, don’t you feel that it is better this way? Maybe they unsent the message because it had a typo, in which case it doesn’t matter. Or they had said something to you in a fit of rage, which they unsent just in time. If this was the case, you would only be more upset after reading it.

However, if you still want to see all the messages that someone has sent to you, even if they unsent it later, keep reading. We might have just the trick for you.

Final Words:

We are happy to tell you that it is possible to unsend a DM on Instagram. If the person on the receiving end has not seen the message yet, then you can successfully remove that message from both of your chats. However, if the other person has already seen the message, we are sorry to say that there’s not much you can do. If you still want to unsend the message, we are happy to guide you through the process.

But if you want to read the messages that have been unsent by the other person, we’re sorry to say that the app does not have any feature to that. Instagram values all its users and will not discriminate among its users. While we do have a hack that many users claim has worked, there is still no certainty about it.

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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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