How to Mute/Unmute Someone on Instagram

Are you tired of being bombarded with perfect lives and annoying opinions? Hiding posts and stories from users who have…

Are you tired of being bombarded with perfect lives and annoying opinions?

Hiding posts and stories from users who have been getting on your nerves is easy and painless. You don’t have to unfollow the people you mute, and they’ll never know you did it.

Muting people who have been sliding into your Instagram DMs is just as simple.

Here’s how.

How to Mute Someone so Their Posts Won’t Appear in Your Instagram Feed

To mute someone so that their posts will no longer appear in your Instagram feed, you’ll first have to find one of the person’s posts in your feed.

The next steps are delightfully easy:

Step 1: Select The Options Menu on One of the User’s Posts

Navigate to the icon in the top right corner of the post, which looks like three dots (“…”).   Click it to open the options menu.

Step 2: Click The “Hide” Option

The options menu gives you four options — “Add to favorites,” “About this account,”         “Hide,” and “Unfollow.”

Click on “Hide.”          

Step 3: Click The “Mute” Option

After selecting “Hide,” Instagram lets you know that posts like the one you just hid will appear lower down in your feed in future.

You’ll then have three further options, namely “Report this post,” “Mute [Instagram username],” and “Unfollow [Instagram username].” Click on “Mute.”

Step 4: Decide How Much Content You’d Like to Mute         

The final step asks you whether you want to mute only the person’s Instagram posts or if you’d prefer to mute their posts and stories.

Make your choice and enjoy the peace.

How to Mute Someone’s Stories on Instagram

Some people post A LOT of stories on Instagram. Here’s how to mute stories from people that post way too often (they won’t know you’ve muted them):

Step 1: Locate The Account You Want to Mute

If you can’t find their story right away, you can always search their username and click their profile picture to open their story.

Step 2: Tap The Account Icon & Select “Mute”

Once you select “Mute,” you’ll be asked whether you want to mute all posts from that user, or just their story.

That’s all there is to it!

You will no longer be receiving irritating Story updates.

How to Mute Someone on Instagram via Their Account Profile

You can also mute somebody on Instagram by heading over to their account profile:

Step 1: Find the Dropdown Menu That Says “Following”

This menu is located right below the person’s Instagram account name and bio, and next to “Message.” Click on it.

Step 2: Click on “Mute”

“Mute” is the third option in this dropdown menu, which also allows you to “Add to close friends list,” “Add to favorites,” “Restrict,” and “Unfollow.”

Step 3: Decide How Much You Want to Mute

Choose between muting the person’s posts or posts and stories. Confirm your choice.

How to Mute Someone’s Instagram DMs

Muting someone’s Instagram DMs is easy:

Step 1: Go to Your DMs.

Head over to a conversation with the person you want to mute, and tap on their name.

Step 2: Mute the Person

Tapping on the person’s name will open the details menu. Use the sliders to “Mute messages” and “Mute call notifications.”

You’re good to go when the sliders are blue. If you want to take it a step further, you can also block the person.

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram

Unmuting someone on Instagram is also quite easy:

Step 1: Go to The Person’s Instagram Profile

Look for the dropdown menu that says “Following” again.

Step 2: Use the Sliders to Unmute

Once you tap the “Following” menu, look for the “Mute” option. Use the sliders to turn the mute option off, which turn them gray.            

Posts will begin to appear in your Instagram feed again.

How to Unmute Someone’s DMs

To unmute someone’s Instagram DMs:

Step 1: Go to Your DMs

Find the person you want to unmute and tap on their name. This action opens the “Details” menu.

Step 2: Find the “Mute” Sliders

Look for the “Mute messages” and “Mute call notifications” sliders and slide them to “off”. Gray sliders indicate that the person isn’t muted. You can now continue your DMs.

Will People Be Notified That I’ve Muted Them On Instagram?

No. Instagram does not notify people about mutes and there is no other way for users to check if someone has muted them.

Once you stop liking and commenting on someone’s posts, that person may start to suspect that you have muted them — but they’ll never be able to tell for sure. Muting someone on Instagram isn’t just quick and easy, but also discrete.

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