How to Unmute Notes on Instagram

Instagram notes are small updates on Instagram, that fall somewhere between an Instagram post and a Tweet on Twitter (now…

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Instagram notes are small updates on Instagram, that fall somewhere between an Instagram post and a Tweet on Twitter (now X).

With notes able to be shared publicly or with specific individuals via your Close Friends list, you might find that you accidentally mute one of your friends’ notes– and want to quickly reverse the action before you miss something important.

Here’s how to unmute the notes function on Instagram.

Unmute Notes in 5 Steps

If you find that you have accidentally muted the notes updates from a user, here’s how to reverse it (without them ever knowing!)

  1. On Instagram, find the profile page of the user whose notes you want to reactivate / unmute
  2. Click on the ‘Following’ button under their bio
  3. Select ‘Mute’
  4. You will see options to mute (or unmute) their posts, stories, and notes. If the swipe button is greyed out then they are unmuted; if the swipe button has been activated and is blue, then they are currently muted
  5. Reverse the action, so that their notes are no longer muted

You will now find that whenever that user creates a note, their update can be seen from the top of your DM inbox for the 24 active hours after posting.

And best of all, they will never know, or suspect, a thing!