There’s always that friend who you better ignore on social media. They’re boring and they don’t even realize no one is interested in knowing what’s up with them these days. Good news! Instagram has finally realized this and is rolling out a small but important feature to allow you mute someone on Instagram without unfollowing them. Congrats! That saved your friendship.
This new mute feature will launch in the coming weeks. The feature is important because you don’t have to be rude to others. They won’t be able to know that you have muted their account on Instagram unless they drop by and ask in person why you aren’t responding to their posts.
The activation of this new feature doesn’t mean you’re ignoring an account altogether. You can, anytime, visit their page to see their posts. Besides, you’ll receive a notification whenever they tag you in a post. It’s only the general posts they update that you won’t have to see on your Feeds page.
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How to Mute Someone on Instagram?
To mute an Instagram account, do the following:
- Head to their profile page
- Tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the page
- Select Mute from the appeared list (the option is red in color and on the third position on the menu list)
- On the next confirmation popup, you’ll see three options: Mute Posts, Mute Posts and Story, and Cancel:
- Selecting the first will hide only their posts from you but you’ll see the Stories they upload
- Choose the second option if you don’t want to see anything they post on Instagram, like posts and stories
- If you have changed your mind of ignoring their posts, all of a sudden, tap Cancel
See, it’s pretty easy to mute someone on Instagram. In case you wish to revert your decision later, you can easily do it by visiting their page and unmuting them. With spiraling Instagram posts every next minute, you must be feeling the need of ignoring some accounts that you’re not interested in.
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