How to Turn Off Automatic Replies on Instagram

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  • 31 May 2024
  • 7 mins read

Ever had an odd sense of déjà vu while browsing through your Instagram DMs? 

It was as if you were having the same conversation over and over. 

You are not alone if you have recently become locked in a loop of auto-replies. This post will show you how to turn off the automated distortion and recover your inbox.

2 Simple Methods to Turn Off Automatic Reply on Instagram

Even while this function is beneficial for businesses and marketers, it can be frustrating at times. To regain control, methods for disabling auto-reply on Instagram are provided below.

On the Mobile Phone App (Android or iOS Devices:

You can disable auto-reply through the Instagram app on your phone. To do so, follow the steps outlined below:

Make sure you switch to your Instagram professional account.

Step 1: Now, launch the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device. Make sure you're logged into your Instagram account.

Step 2: From the Home tab, select the Messenger or DM icon in the top right corner.

select the Messenger or DM icon in the top right corner

Step 3: Tap the three-dotted icon at the top and select Tools from the pop-up window options.

Tap the three-dotted icon at the top

Step 4: To view your automated response, select Saved Replies.

select Saved Replies

Step 5: Select your desired automated response.

Select your desired automated response

Step 6: Choose Delete Saved Reply or Turn off the Welcome message.

Choose Delete Saved Reply

On Desktop:

Meta Business Suite allows you to watch your DMs and manage advertisements on both Facebook and Instagram. To stop auto-reply on Instagram using your desktop or PC, take these steps:

Step 1: Log into your Meta Business Suite account from your preferred browser.

Log into your Meta Business Suite account

Step 2: Choose Inbox from the left pane.

Choose Inbox from the left pane

Step 3: Select Automations from the top menu.

Select Automations from the top menu

Step 4: Select the Edit option from the chosen collection of automated responses.

Select the Edit option

Step 5: Set the Instant Reply toggle to Off, then uncheck the Instagram checkbox.

Instant Reply toggle to Off

Step 6: Finally, click Save Changes to disable Instagram's auto-reply feature.

Save Changes

Disabling auto-reply prevents mistaken information exchange, but it does not address the ongoing data collecting that occurs behind the scenes. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why can’t I see the "Saved Replies" or "Automation" options in my settings?


    Automatic replies are now only accessible for business profiles on Instagram. If you are using a personal account, you will not be able to access these settings.

  • Can I disable auto-reply for a set time rather than entirely turning it off?


    Unfortunately, Instagram does not have a built-in feature for turning auto-reply on and off. It's all or nothing. However, consider temporarily erasing your saved auto-reply and recreating it when you need it again.

  • Are there any third-party programs that can assist me in handling Instagram's auto-replies?


    While Instagram does not officially accept third-party apps for auto-replies, several social media management solutions include capabilities that may be useful. However, be cautious while utilizing such tools since they may violate Instagram's terms of service or jeopardize your account security. It's always advisable to stick to Instagram's original features.

  • What happens if I accidentally remove my auto-reply message? Will I be able to get it back?


    Unfortunately, Instagram does not have a recycling bin feature for saved replies. Once deleted, they are permanently removed, so you will have to start from scratch with the message.

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Customize Your Instagram Replies!

Disabling Instagram's auto-reply feature is simple and can be accessed from both the Instagram app and Meta Business Suite. 

By following the steps mentioned and selecting the proper platform, you can ensure that you answer messages quickly and personally. 

Remember that a fast, customized answer can greatly improve your customer service and engagement.