Download Article Download Article This wikiHow teaches you to receive an Instagram notification every time a particular user shares a new post. In addition to regular photo and video posts, you can also set up notifications for your favorite users’ stories, IGTV videos, and live streams.

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    1. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 1 1 Open Instagram on your phone or tablet. It’s the pink, purple, and orange camera icon on your home screen or in your app drawer.
    2. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 2 2 Tap the profile icon. It’s the person icon at the bottom-right corner. This opens your own profile.
      • If the person you want to receive notifications from has a photo or video post that already appears in your feed, you can also tap the three dots at the top-right corner of the post and select Turn on Post Notifications. But that only works for regular photo and video posts; you won’t be able to set up notifications for stories, lives, or IGTV that way. Read on to learn how to set up all types of Instagram posting notifications.

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    3. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 3 3 Tap Following. It’s at the upper-right corner of the screen. This displays a list of everyone you’re following.
    4. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 4 4 Tap the person for whom you want to create notifications. You can scroll through the list or type the person’s username into the «Search» bar to find someone quickly. When you tap the person’s name, their profile will expand.
      • You can only receive notifications for posts from people you are already following.
    5. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 5 5 Tap the bell icon. It’s at the top-right corner of the screen. This opens the Notifications menu.
    6. Image titled Get Notified when Someone Posts on Instagram Step 6 6 Tap the «Posts» switch to turn it on Image titled Iphoneswitchonicon1.png . This ensures that you are notified each time this person shares a new post on Instagram.
      • If you want to be notified when this person shares Stories or IGTV videos, you can toggle those switches on as well.
      • To be notified when this person goes live, tap Live Videos, and then choose the frequency at which you want to be notified.

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  • QuestionIs there a way to get notified on the desktop version of Instagram when someone posts?Community Answer Yes. In your account’s settings, you can toggle on and off notifications for many different features on the site. This can be found as «Push Notifications.»

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  • If you are having trouble receiving notifications after turning this on, make sure that push notifications for Instagram are also turned on in your phone’s settings.[1]
    On iPhone or iPad, go to Settings app > Notifications and toggle on the switch if it’s off. On Android, go to Settings app > Apps > Instagram > Notifications and toggle on «Show notifications» if it’s off.As a small thank you, we’d like to offer you a $30 gift card (valid at GoNift.com). Use it to try out great new products and services nationwide without paying full price—wine, food delivery, clothing and more. Enjoy!
  • To disable notifications for a user, go to their profile, tap the bell icon, and toggle off the switch(es).As a small thank you, we’d like to offer you a $30 gift card (valid at GoNift.com). Use it to try out great new products and services nationwide without paying full price—wine, food delivery, clothing and more. Enjoy!

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Article SummaryX 1. Open Instagram.
2. Tap the profile icon.
3. Tap Following.
4. Tap the person’s profile.
5. Tap the bell icon.
6. Tap the «Posts» switch to turn it on. Did this summary help you? Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 36,205 times.

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