FYI there's been an insta update

I woke this morning to 4 DMs and was like oooh could these be wins?! 

Unfortunately they weren't!

It seems instagram have done an update where if a friend tags you in a comment its sent to your Instagram DMs. Obviously not ideal for compers but one to watch out for. 

Apparently there's some changes within the notifications tab too, with types of notifications being split into separate headings. I personally can't see this on mobile so not sure if that's desktop only? 
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  • bluesooz
    bluesooz Posts: 7,195
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    edited 12 December 2023 at 10:06AM
    not good.

      phone has been 'bonging' at me all morning and i can't see how to turn off the sound just for instagram

    I use pc for all my instagram and the message just tels me to use latest app, so can't even see what the tag is for.  Have downloaded app for pc to see it it helps but still can't see previous notifications.

    if this is new way of working I'll probably stop instagram all together. 
  • AC55
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    bluesooz said:
    not good.

      phone has been 'bonging' at me all morning and i can't see how to turn off the sound just for instagram

    I use pc for all my instagram and the message just tels me to use latest app, so can't even see what the tag is for.  Have downloaded app for pc to see it it helps but still can't see previous notifications.

    if this is new way of working I'll probably stop instagram all together. 
    I think you can mute chats which may help with the bonging 😂 still annoying though! I'm filled with guilt tagging people today 
  • AprilLady
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    edited 12 December 2023 at 4:39PM
    Same - I wondered why my inbox was showing I'd messaged a friend several times when I hadn't. Arrgh! Does make me feel like giving up! 
  • Is anyone else getting messages saying "use the latest app". I've had loads of them from the same people. All very annoying.
  • Karen148 said:
    Is anyone else getting messages saying "use the latest app". I've had loads of them from the same people. All very annoying.
    That's what's showing in the messages that have been 'sent' from me when I'm on my computer, but on my phone it shows all the posts I've tagged that person in.
  • I'm also getting this doesn't matter if I use my pc which I mostly do or tag using my phone. Getting really fed up with insta at the moment what with the bans and now this it's a nightmare.
  • Joolski
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    Oh, I'm so glad to see these posts on this problem - I have been driven MAD going through all my settings to try to stop this happening, 'cos I thought I had accidently changed something in my account for this to start happening!   It's damned annoying.
  • bluesooz
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    I can't work out why some tags are still by the 'normal' notification method whilst others are via messages!  But at least i've learned how to mute the message notification - although it will only let me do it for 12 hours at a time! 

    I'm not getting many notifications though - used to easly get 30 at a time and now it's just a couple.  Don't know if that's due to everyone being banned!
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    edited 17 December 2023 at 5:46PM
    The last couple of weeks iv ben getting loads of rubbish messages on Instagram.. All they say is Use Latest App.. Theres no links  just Use Latest App  over and over again 

    think iv figured out what they are.. Im getting them from 3 members that i regularly used  to get tagged into comps notifications..but i havent had any notifications from these 3 members for couple weeks which is about the time these stupid messages started to appear.. I was thinking that i havent had ANY comp tags for couple of weeks. from anyone.. These  stupid messages seem to be  a fault with Insta...as iv been receiving these stupid messages  and if i look at my message threads,,ive been sending them too...which of course i havent been sending them 
  • The last couple of weeks iv ben getting loads of rubbish messages on Instagram.. All they say is Use Latest App.. Theres no links  just Use Latest App  over and over again 

    think iv figured out what they are.. Im getting them from 3 members that i regularly used  to get tagged into comps notifications..but i havent had any notifications from these 3 members for couple weeks which is about the time these stupid messages started to appear.. I was thinking that i havent had ANY comp tags for couple of weeks. from anyone.. These  stupid messages seem to be  a fault with Insta...as iv been receiving these stupid messages  and if i look at my message threads,,ive been sending them too...which of course i havent been sending them 
    This is happening when using a pc web browser if using the app on phone or tablet it shows the ig page comp link. It happens either when you tag anyone or they tag you. Instead of sending a notification it is sending a message.
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