If push notifications from instant messaging apps like WhatsApp or Kik were not enough then here are notifications for Instagram live videos. Distracting, eh? We have already covered how you can manage Instagram push notifications for comments, likes, direct messages and more. At that point of time live feature was not there on the popular photo sharing app. But after it was added in December last year you might have started getting notifications about users you follow going live. In case they are not of much use to you then follow the easy steps mentioned here to turn off Instagram live video notifications on iOS and Android app.
Earlier, it made sense to have notifications turned on as live video only existed for the time it was being recorded. However, recently Instagram allowed an option to share live video to stories as soon as it ended. With this, you can easily rewatch live videos and another good reason why you should disable push notifications for live videos now. So, let’s get to the procedure.
Turn Off Instagram Live Video Notifications
1. Launch the Instagram app and go to your profile screen by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right.
2. Under your profile tap on the gear icon next to Edit Profile for iPhone. On Android tap on the 3 dots at the top right of the screen.
3. This will take you to the Options screen. Swipe upwards until you find Push Notification Settings under Settings. Tap on it.
4. In the Notifications, come down and you will see Live Videos. Select Off option under it.
With this, you will no longer receive push notifications about someone starting a live video. But you can still watch the live videos at the top of the news feed. They will be marked with a Live label if they are being recorded or have a play icon if shared to stories.
Also, you don’t need to worry about push notifications for comments or likes as you will still get them if turned on as they have their separate setting.
We hope that you were able to get rid of Instagram live notifications. If you found this guide helpful then please share it on social media so that others can also benefit.