While having a varied feed of interesting and relevant content is great, with the algorithm being extremely selective of whose content you see first, that might suddenly mean that you might no longer see the content your favorite Instagram profiles push out.

For example, if you’re into video games and like to keep up with the community, for you, it will be important to see all the most relevant posts. However, the algorithm might have other plans.

Fortunately, you can easily solve that issue by getting notified every time your favorite profiles on Instagram publish a story, a post, or go live.

But, before we do any of that, let’s first take a look at why notifications are such a game-changer, and why people want to get notified when their favorite accounts post in the first place.

Why Do People Want to Get Notified When a Profile Posted on Instagram in the First Place?

There are many reasons you might want to receive a notification whenever a profile publishes a piece of content to their Instagram profile or goes live.

Whether it is your favorite football club and you want to know what’s happening the second there is an announcement, or you are looking to engage with all of your favorite influencers so you can grow your profile, turning the notifications on is the best way of being informed every time your favorite accounts publish content on Instagram.

Another great example of why you want to keep your notifications on is Instagram shops. There are many Instagram shops that work on a first-come, first-served basis with limited stocks. So, once their posts go live, you have to make sure to reserve a product for yourself or you might miss out.

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How to Get Notified When Someone Posts on Instagram

If you want to receive notifications whenever a certain profile posts on Instagram – be it a story or a normal post, you first have to be their follower. If you’re already following the account, then you can go directly to the profile where you can find a bell icon in the top right corner.

When you tap this icon, you will see all the notification options available for that profile. For example, you can turn on notifications for all their posts, only get notifications for photos or reels, or only get notifications whenever they go live.

That way, you can customize the Instagram notifications you will receive based on your preferences and needs. If you change your mind and wish to turn the notifications off after some time, all you have to do is head to the profile again and tap on the notifications icon.

From there, you can turn the notifications off in just a few seconds.

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