There is a way to turn off IGTV Instagram notifications (Stock)
There is a way to turn off IGTV Instagram notifications (Stock)

How to turn off IGTV notifications on Instagram

The notifications are part of Instagram's new IGTV feature, which allows users to create hour-long videos

Chelsea Ritschel
in New York
Thursday 28 June 2018 15:27

Instagram recently launched its new video platform app IGTV, but there is one feature causing annoyance among users - the bright orange notification banner that appears whenever someone you follow posts a new video.

The app will feature hour-long full-screen videos from people you follow. The videos are accessible via the Instagram explore page or the new IGTV app - and Instagram makes sure to notify users every time someone uploads a new clip.

However, for people that follow a lot of people on Instagram, the notifications pop up with overwhelming frequency.

“Am I going to get IGTV notifications every time I look at Instagram because that is going to get annoying, real fast,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another said: “Dear @Instagram, how do you turn off IGTV notifications? They are bright and obnoxious. I really don’t care that someone I follow posted a new story. If I want to watch, I will seek it out myself.”

Fortunately, there is a way to turn off the notifications. Here's how:

First, open the Instagram app.

Then tap the profile icon in the bottom left corner.

Once you’ve manoeuvred to your profile page, click on the cog symbol next to “edit profile,” located near the top of the screen, which will bring you to settings.

The notifications show up as a banner at the top of the screen (Instagram)

In settings, scroll down to notifications, and click “push notifications.”

Under “push notifications,” scroll until you reach “IGTV video updates” and click off.

If you ever change your mind, you can simply follow the steps again and switch the setting to either show notifications “From People I Follow” or “From Everyone.”

Or, as one person pointed out, you can seek out a specific channel if you want to check if someone’s uploaded a new video.

IGTV is Instagram’s first foray into long-length videos and according to Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom, it was made to be “simple.”

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