How To Turn Off IGTV Notifications on Instagram

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With Instagram’s recent launch of IGTV, users are racing to be the first to rock the new vertical video platform. Because of this, many Instagrammers using a fast and furious posting strategy. It feels like video after video after video is posted… and accompanied by a not-so-fun onslaught of non-stop notifications. Luckily, it’s easy to turn off these notifications and return to Instagram scrolling zen ASAP. Here’s how.


Sometimes it can feel like social media is out your control, right? Between algorithmic updates, pop-up notifications, and targeted advertisements for that-thing-you-swear-you-never-searched-for, being on Instagram can get exhausting. 

To have your attention constantly pulled in 200 different directions can wear you thin quickly.

That's why I'm obsessed with helping you take the control back. 

Whether it's through small hacks that make your social experience just a little more calm or mindful strategies to creating your own content, I truly believe wellness and social media don't have to live in two totally different hemispheres. 

In fact, with over 2 billion users on Instagram, it's more important that we get clear on finding this balance now more than ever.

How To Turn Off IGTV Notifications on Instagram

Since IGTV launched in early summer, it's been a mad dash for who-can-be-the-best-first. With a notification for each video uploaded, we're losing our dang minds. 

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.
— Amelia Heathman on Twitter

Luckily, there's a super easy way to turn these notifications OFF for good. Ready?

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How to turn IGTV notifications off

  1. Open Instagram
  2. Head to your profile
  3. Hit the settings icon (looks like a little wheel)
  4. Scroll down to the Notifications section and hit "Push Notifications"
  5. Scroll all the way to the bottom where you'll find "IGTV Notifications" simply click OFF to turn them off.

If you ever want to switch them back on, follow the same process (except switch to ON rather than OFF). So simple, right? Your Instagram experience is about to get a whole lot less annoying.

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What do you think about IGTV? Do you find it annoying or do you love it? Let’s start a conversation in the comments!


Chris Emmer

Graphic Designer / Branding and Social Media Strategist / Yoga + Meditation Guide / Your New BFF.

West Michigan based, small business + wellness obsessed.