How to Mute Someone on Instagram: A Step by Step Guide

Muting someone on Instagram means that you will no longer see their posts in your feed. It is a great way to keep your feed clean and clutter-free.

It’s also a good way to avoid seeing posts from people you don’t really want to follow, or who regularly post things that you find annoying, without unfollowing them.

In this step by step guide, we will show you how to mute someone on Instagram easily.

Method 1: Mute Someone through Their Profile

  1. Go to search tab and search for their username on the search bar.
  2. Once their profile appeared, tap on it.
  3. Tap on Following button.
  4. Tap on Mute.
  5. You will see two toggle switches for Posts and Stories.
  6. Toggle on Posts if you only want to mute their posts and not their story.
  7. Toggle on Stories if you don’t want to see their story and not their post.
  8. Toggle both switches if you don’t want to see their posts and stories.

That’s it! The person is now muted from your account.

Method 2: Mute Someone through Their Posts

This method will work when you see someone’s post while you’re scrolling your feed.

  1. On that post, tap on three dots icon on the top right of the post.
  2. Then, tap on Hide.
  3. You’ll see a notification that says, “This post has been hidden. You’ll see posts like this lower in your feed.”
  4. Under the notification, there’s three more options you can choose: Report this post, Mute [someone], and Unfollow [someone].
  5. Tap on Mute [someone].
  6. A pop up will appear to confirm what type of update you want to mute.
  7. Tap on Mute Posts if you want to mute only the posts.
  8. Tap on Mute Posts and Story if you want to mute both.

Method 3: Mute Someone through Their Story

This method works when you see someone’s story on your story feed.

  1. On that story, tap on three dots icon on the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Then, tap on Mute.
  3. A pop up will appear to confirm what type of update you want to mute.
  4. Tap on Mute Story if you want to mute only the stories.
  5. Tap on Mute Story and Posts if you want to mute both.

How to Mute Someone’s Messages on Instagram?

Besides muting someone posts and stories, you can also mute their messages.

If you use Instagram’s default DM (Direct Message), follow these steps:

  1. Tap on DM icon on the top right corner of your Instagram’s home feed.
  2. Tap and hold on the message of the person you want to mute.
  3. A pop up screen will appear, tap on Mute messages.
  4. If you want to mute call from the person as well, tap and hold the message once again and tap on Mute call notification.

If you have connected to Messenger, follow these steps instead:

  1. Tap on Messenger icon on the top right corner of your Instagram’s home feed.
  2. Open the message from the person you want to mute (don’t want to open it? Go on step 5).
  3. Tap on the info icon (i) on the top right corner.
  4. Toggle on the Mute messages or Mute call notifications switch.
  5. If you don’t want to open the message, you can tap and hold the message, and tap on Mute messages and Mute call notifications.

Please note that when you mute someone’s message and call notification only.

You will still be able to see their posts and stories on your feed unless you mute them using the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd methods we provided above.

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram

Fortunately, you can always unmute them by going back to their profile and tapping on the Following button.

Then, select Mute, and toggle the Posts and Stories switch off.

What does muting someone on Instagram do?

When you mute someone on Instagram, it means:

  • You will no longer see their posts and stories in your feed (depending on what type of post you mute).
  • You will still be able to see their profile and send them direct messages.
  • They can still be able to see your posts and stories on their feed.
  • They can still be able to send you message unless you mute them on message as well.
  • They won’t know that you’ve muted them.

How do I know if someone has muted me on Instagram?

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell if someone has muted you on Instagram. The only way to know for sure is to ask them directly. Or you can try guessing.

Is there an app to see who muted you on Instagram?

No, there is no app to see who muted you on Instagram. If there is, I would strongly recommend you not to use those kinds of apps because it can harm your account.

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