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How to Turn Off IGTV?

Mar 19,2019• Proven solutions

There is nothing more frustrating than receiving notifications about posts on social media you have zero interest in. Fortunately for all of us, turning off notifications is a quick and simple process that can be completed in just a few clicks or taps. IGTV, Instagram’s latest mobile video platform is no exception, and if you decide to use it, you will occasionally stumble upon the content you don’t necessarily like and you will receive notifications about posts that really have nothing to do with your interests. In case you are looking for a way to get rid of IGTV suggestions, you’ve come to the right place because in this article we are going to show you how to hide videos you don’t want to see and how to switch off notifications.

How to Turn Off IGTV Notifications on Instagram

Preventing IGTV notifications from bothering you while you are scrolling down your Instagram feed requires a minimum amount of effort. You just have to launch the Instagram app and then once the app opens, you should tap on the profile icon that is located in the bottom right corner. Upon arriving at your Instagram profile page, you will be able to see the hamburger icon in the top right corner. Tapping on the hamburger icon will grant you access to a menu that contains options such as Your Activity, Nametag or Saved. At the very bottom of this menu, you’ll spot the Settings icon, tap on it and after the Settings menu opens tap on the Notifications icon.

Select the Push Notifications option, and then scroll all the way down to the IGTV Video Updates section of the Push Notifications menu. Tap on the Off option, and you’re done, you’ll no longer receive notifications from IGTV. If at any point you change your mind and you decide that you want to receive notifications from IGTV you can return to the Push Notifications menu and select the From People I Follow or From Everyone option in the IGTV Video Update section of the Push Notifications menu.

How to Hide IGTV Videos?

At the moment this feature is only available on iPhones, while users who access IGTV from Android devices only have the option to report a video they find offensive or don’t like for any other reason. Once you open IGTV on your iPhone, you will be able to see the videos the platform suggests you should watch in the For You section. When you come across an IGTV video you no longer want to see, simply swipe down, and then tap on the three-dot icon that is located next to the Like, Comment and Share buttons.

A four-option menu will pop up on the screen, so you just have to tap on the Hide feature, and the platform will immediately remove the video you no longer want to see and the next video will start playing automatically.

The process of reporting an IGTV video from an Android device is nearly identical to the process of hiding a video on an iPhone. The only difference is, that you should select the Report option in the menu that pops up on the screen after you tap on the three dot icon. Using the Hide or Report options will enable IGTV to understand what type of content you like. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to use these options every time you see a video that covers a topic you’re not interested in or if you find its content offensive.

Conclusion

Optimizing IGTV in accordance with your interests and tastes doesn’t require much effort, as you can easily hide or report IGTV videos you don’t want to interact with. Moreover, you can get rid of IGTV notifications in case they interrupt you too often while you are browsing through your Instagram feed. Hopefully, this article will help make the experience of using IGTV more enjoyable for you.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.