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How do I disable push notifications for Instagram? As much as possible, I don't want apps to do any push notifications (except for MMS).

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It's quite easy.

  1. Go to Instagram app
  2. Tap on your own name in stream (or the card icon) to go to your profile
  3. Tap the 3 vertical dots next to your name
  4. Tap Edit profile
  5. Scroll down, tap Push notifications
  6. Uncheck what you don't want. Voila!
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Thanks! How could I have missed that? >_< –  geffchang Apr 16 '12 at 10:19

For some reason, Instagram still pushes notifications when your facebook friends join Instagram, even if you have disabled all notifications in the Instagram app. To try and actually disable all Instagram notifications, I went to my phone's "Settings", selected "Apps" (under the "Device" category), looked at all downloaded apps, selected "Instagram", and unchecked the "Show notifications" option. It warned me that I might miss important updates (thank goodness) and I said "ok".

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Instructions for Android Samsung S4 (similar but slightly different from what Ponder wrote):

  • Select "Settings"
  • then "More"
  • then select "Application Manager"
  • Scroll to find the Instagram App and select it.
  • Then, uncheck the box that reads "Show Notifications."
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