How To Turn On Post Notifications On Instagram

Want to turn on post notifications on Instagram for a profile you follow? This will be your ultimate guide.

Instagram is a fantastic platform where people share their moments and money, sometimes in tandem. The Facebook-bought social media has been stepping up its game in terms of features.

Celebrities voice their opinions on a platform that their fans can see easily. But what if you follow tonnes of Instagram accounts? Manually searching every account could be tedious work.

So, to be updated on what a person posts, you can turn on post notifications on Instagram. It’s quite easy. I’ve explained the method in a step-by-step format.

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How to turn on post notifications on Instagram

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Tap on the magnifying glass, which is where you’ll search for the account.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search’ bar.

Step 4: Now type the name of the account whose notifications you want to receive.

Step 5: Next to the account’s name, you’ll see a bell icon. Click on that.

How To Turn On Post Notifications On Instagram

Step 6: The ‘Notifications’ panel will open. You’ll see four options: Posts, Stories, IGTV, Live Videos. Flick the toggle to the right side till it turns blue.

How To Turn On Post Notifications On Instagram

You can choose to get notifications for ‘Posts,’ but if you don’t want to receive notifications every time they update their Story, let the toggle remain where it is.

Step 7: As for ‘Live Videos,’ you’ll see three other options which you can extend by click on it.

How To Turn On Post Notifications On Instagram

Tap on ‘Receive all notifications’ to get notified for all the live videos; choose ‘Receive some notification’ if you’d like to receive notifications for just some live videos.

You can also select ‘Turn off notifications’ if you don’t want to get notified when they post live videos.


Now that you know how to turn on post notifications on Instagram, you’ll be updated every time they post something.

Instagram’s algorithm is quite tricky, which is why you might not be able to see posts from some of the accounts you follow.

By following the aforementioned steps, you will get notifications every time the account shares a new post.

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