How to Mute Someone on Instagram

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Tired of a once-too-often Instagram poster? You can always mute someone without removing them from your follower list entirely.

Whether it’s friends, family, or co-workers, you don’t have to like every post they make on Instagram. In fact, you can mute someone on Instagram when you’re tired of seeing their posts appear on your feed. Muting doesn’t remove them from your friend list (and they won’t be notified), so it’s an excellent alternative to unfriending or blocking.

It may seem impolite, but it’s sometimes necessary. You can carry on messaging your friend and viewing their posts when you view their profile, but your feed won’t be clogged. There are a couple of ways you can mute someone’s posts, stories, or both on Instagram—here’s how.

How to Mute Someone on Instagram

To start, make sure you’ve installed the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone. After installing the app on your phone, sign into your Instagram account if you aren’t already. The steps to follow next should work for both platforms.

  1. Tap the Profile button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.Mute Someone on Instagram
  2. Tap the Following option on the top of the screen.instagram profile
  3. Find the person you want to mute from the list of users you’re following.
  4. Tap the three-dot button next to the person’s profile.Options button on Instagram
  5. Tap Mute from the menu that appears at the bottom of the phone’s screen.mute button instagram
  6. Another screen will appear so you can mute posts, stories, or both. Toggle on the items you no longer want to see.
  7. If you select both, you won’t see the user’s stories or posts — both will be hidden by default.mute stories and posts on Instagram

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram

Muting someone on Instagram isn’t permanent — you can change your mind at any time. Unmuting someone on Instagram will restore their posts and stories to your feed.

  1. Open the Instagram app.
  2. Go back to the person’s profile in your Following list and tap the three-dot button.user options button instagram
  3. Tap Mute again from the menu at the screen’s bottom.mute user button
  4. Now, tap the slider next to the posts or stories options to unmute them.unmute user posts stories
  5. Once unmuted, the person’s content will display in your feed immediately.

Customizing Your Instagram Settings

Muting someone on Instagram is just one of several helpful Instagram features you can use to customize your profile. You can do other things, too, like remove your phone contacts from Instagram if you’re worried about your privacy.

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