Instagram is today’s most trending entertainment platform where you can share your photos and videos as well as live conversation with your followers. Where the presence of some users makes your day happy, but the activity of some users pushes you towards disappointment. By the way, blocking or removing such users is a better step. But if you can’t block or remove that user even if you want, then you can mute that user or you can also turn off your active status to hide your presence. If you don’t know what is a mute feature on Instagram and how it works then you are at the right place. Here we will show you how to mute someone’s stories and posts on Instagram without unfollowing them.
What is Mute on Instagram
The Mute feature is an interesting feature to control the stories and posts that appear on your Instagram account feed. When you mute a user, they never know that you have muted them. With the mute feature, you can prevent any Instagram user from showing their stories, posts on your feed without blocking or unfollowing them. In simple language, you can choose what you want to see on your Instagram feed.
What Happens When Mute Someone on Instagram
When you mute someone on Instagram, you will still follow them but you won’t be able to see any of that user’s posts or stories on your feed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see their posts. You can still get all the information about their posts and comments by visiting their account profile. Muted user stories will appear at the end of the story bar at the top of your feed. Muted users never know you’ve muted them. You can permanently unmute that user at any time. When unmute, their posts and stories will appear on your feed as before.
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How to Mute Someone on Instagram
Here we are going to show you two ways to mute someone’s Stories and Posts on your feed.
Method #1. Follow the steps if want to ‘Mute’ someone’s Story & Post on your feed.
Step 1. Tap on the story of that user you want to Mute.
(If that user’s story isn’t visible on your story bar, go to the next method.)
Step 2. Tap on the dots.
Step 3. Now tap on Mute.
Step 4. One thing to keep in mind, Mute a user story on Instagram is different from muting their post. If you want to mute the story then tap on Mute but if you want to mute stories and post then tap on Mute Story and Posts.
As we mentioned above, after muting that user’s story will still appear last on your feed.
Method #2. Follow the steps to Mute someone’s Stories and Posts through their profile.
Step 1. Tap on the search bar and type that user name you want mute.
Step 2. Tap on the Following and tap on the Mute.
Step 3. Now you can Mute their Posts and Stories by turning on the button below.
What if you accidentally mute someone and don’t know how to unmute them again, you can easily unmute that user by following the steps below.
How to Unmute Someone on Instagram
Step 1. Tap you profile picture and then tap the three lines that appear in the top right corner.
Step 2. Tap on the Settings.
Step 3. Now tap on the Privacy.
Step 4. Tap On the Muted Accounts.
Once you tap to the Muted Accounts, you will see the list of people you have muted.
Step 5. Tap on the username you want to unmute and then tap on Following.
Step 6. Tap on Mute.
Step 7. Once you tap on mute you will see two buttons post and stories on the screen, now turn off that button to Unmute Stories or Posts
Maybe a user’s posting on Instagram irritates you or now you are tired of following a user and you don’t want their post to fill your feed then you can unfollow such user. Follow the below steps to unfollow someone on Instagram.
How to Unfollow someone on Instagram
If you want to follow someone on Instagram, all you have to do is tap on Follow and you will start following that user. But what to do if you want to unfollow someone on Instagram. Follow the steps below to unfollow someone.
Step 1. Go to Instagram app and tap on your Profile picture then tap on Following.
Step 2. Now search and open the account of the user you want to unfollow then tap on Following.
Step 3. Now tap on the Unfollow.
Unfollow Someone using PC
Unfollowing a person on PC is bit different from unfollowing on mobile.
- Log in to your Instagram account on PC.
- Click on Search and type that user you want unfollows.
- Click on the Following button which is next to the Message button.
- Now finally click on Unfollow.