How to Get Noti­fied When Your Favourite Peo­ple Post on Instagram


Even though the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram, has been blamed for blatantly copying features from its competition Snapchat, but there is no denying the fact that it boasts of a far bigger user base than its competitors.

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Now since Instagram is such a huge place, and there are so many people and pages to follow, you might end up missing out on an update by someone you love to see posts from or a near and dear one.

Instagram’s feed works in a similar manner to Facebook’s feed algorithm, which means that it’s quite possible that it prioritises posts from pages you engage with to those of your friend who seldom post and you might even miss that ‘seldom’ post.

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Now in order to avoid missing out on updates from people you really want to hear from, it’s a good idea to turn on notifications for that profile via your Instagram app.

How to Turn On Notifications for a Profile on Instagram?

Just scroll through the feed and find a post from the concerned person or page or just search for their profile and go to it.

Once you’re at either of these spots, press on the ‘three-dot’ menu on the right-hand side of the post or profile.

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Find ‘Turn on post notifications’ option from the drop-down menu and tap on it.

That’s it. Now whenever the person or page updates their profile with a new image or video, you’ll receive a notification for the same. Rest assured, you won’t ever miss an update from them again.

This is applicable to the Instagram app on both Android and iOS devices.

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