If you don’t want to see someone’s post or stories on your Instagram but don’t want to unfollow them then you can use the Mute feature of Instagram. Once you have muted someone on Instagram then you will not be able to see their posts in your news feed. Also, stories from the muted person will not be visible in your story bar. However, you can still interact with them through Instagram’s messaging. An interesting part of this feature is that muted persons would not know that you have muted them. Instagram’s mute function is good in situations where you don’t want to upset your friends, co-worker, relatives by unfollowing them. Read out more to know how to mute someone on Instagram.
How to mute someone on Instagram
- Firstly open the Instagram App on your android phone. Navigate to the user profile you want to mute and tap on the Following option. Now select Mute from the opened window. You need to select “Post” or “Stories” or both which you want to mute from the selected user profile
- You can also mute someone on Instagram from their uploaded stories. Open the Instagram App and check for the stories from the person whom you want to mute. Long press on their story and select Mute. For stories only select “Mute Story “and for both stories and post select “Mute Story and Posts” from the opened window.
- Additionally, you can also mute someone on Instagram from their posts. In your Instagram’s news feed navigate to the post from the person whom you want to mute. Click on the three dots as shown below. Now select Mute from the opened window. You will again prompt with two options, select one as per your choice.
It may be possible that you forgot after muting someone on Instagram. Need not to worry, you can check the muted person by navigating to Settings>Privacy>Muted Accounts.
How to unmute someone on Instagram
- Open the Instagram App on your android phone. Navigate to the user profile you want to unmute and tap on Following. Select Mute from the opened window. You need to select “Post” or “Stories” or both which you want to unmute from the selected user profile.
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