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While everyone is free to post what they like on Instagram (as long as it falls within Instagram’s guidelines), this does not mean you are under any obligation to constantly see it. For whatever the reason, you may not want to see a certain account’s posts or stories, and you do have that control. Here, we tell you how to mute someone on Instagram, and all the considerations too.
What Does Muting Entail?
When you mute someone on Instagram, you’ll have the choice to mute their stories, posts, or both. This means that you won’t be able to see anything they post, but you will still be following them.
You will also still be able to send them direct messages, and vice versa. You are also still able to view their posts and stories if you really want to, you just need to go to their profile directly.
Additionally, Instagram will not notify the person, telling them that they have been muted. So there’s no need to worry about that.
How To Mute Someone On Instagram
We will now be providing you with a step-by-step guide on how you can mute somebody on Instagram. It is very simple to do this, and you can reverse it whenever you like!
Search For The Person
Search for the person you would like to mute.
Press The Following Button
Beneath their profile picture, press the button that says ‘Following’.
Once you’ve pressed this, a drop-down menu will appear, and you will see the ‘mute’ option.
Turn On The Sliders
Press ‘Mute’, and select whether you would like to mute their stories, posts, or both, by turning on the sliders.
Press The Back Symbol
Once you’ve done this, press this symbol ‘>’, which will take you back to their profile, and your changes will have been saved.
How To Unmute Someone On Instagram
In order to unmute someone on Instagram, you are to follow the same steps as above, you just need to deselect the sliders next to ‘stories’ and ‘posts’.
How To Mute Someone Through Messages On Instagram
As well as muting someone’s stories and posts, you can also mute their messages and video calls on Instagram.
Their messages will still come through, but you will not be notified, and you will have to go into your inbox to see them, the same goes for calls. This is a great option if that little notification icon becomes a bit too much.
Open Your Instagram Home Page
Open up your Instagram home page.
Tap The Messages Icon
Tap the messages icon in the top-right corner (it looks like a little paper plane).
Once you’ve tapped this icon, you will see all of your messages. Select the one that you want to mute.
Tap The Name At The Top Of The Message
Tap the name at the top of the message, and you will see two options – ‘mute messages’ and ‘mute call notifications’.
Select One Or Both
Select one, or both, by tapping the toggles, and then tap on the ‘>’ icon to return to the homepage and your changes will be saved.
Muting someone’s stories and posts on Instagram is a great way to filter out content you don’t want to see without offending anyone by blocking them.
You can also mute messages just as easily, which is great if you would prefer not to be bothered by notifications.
It is simple to complete both alterations, and they can be reversed just as easily. And remember, the person you are muting will not know, as Instagram won’t notify them.