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You must be following an annoying Instagram friend if you read these lines. Don’t be concerned. You have choices, and an unfollow may be in order. Perhaps you’re considering “soft-blocking” them. But be careful. Blocking or unfollowing in any form might be an act of aggression if you’re attempting to maintain real-world friendships. Instead, you may mute their account. On the Instagram mobile app, there are two options.

Whether it’s friends, family, or co-workers, you don’t have to like every post they make on Instagram. You can mute people on Instagram when you’re tired of seeing their posts appear on your feed. Muting doesn’t remove them from your friend list (and they won’t be notified), so it’s an excellent alternative to unfriending or blocking.

It may seem impolite, but it’s sometimes necessary. You can continue messaging your friend and viewing their posts when you view their profile, but your feed won’t be clogged. There are a couple of ways you can mute someone’s posts, stories, or both on Instagram.

What happens when you mute someone on Instagram?

When you mute someone on Instagram, you may silence their stories, posts, or both. It means you won’t see anything they publish, but you’ll still follow them.

You can still send direct messages to them and vice versa. If you want to see their posts and stories, you can still go to their profile directly.

Furthermore, Instagram will not notify the user that they have been muted. So there’s no reason to be concerned. You can always unmute your muted friends as well.

Here’s how to mute someone on Instagram. Take a look at the following methods and steps.

How to Mute Someone in Instagram Direct Messages

You can mute someone on Instagram directly from a direct message.

  1. Tap the “Paper Airplane” icon at the top right corner to go to your Instagram Messages
     
     
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  2. Tap on the conversation you want to mute on Instagram
     
     
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  3. In your Instagram conversation, tap the name of your friend/contact on Instagram
     
     
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  4. Turn on the toggle switch to mute Instagram messages
     
    In“Details”, you can toggle to “Mute messages” and “Mute call notifications” on Instagram.
     
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How to Mute Someone From Your Feed on Instagram

You can mute someone on Instagram via their posts on your Instagram feed.

  1. Tap the “Three Dots” at the top right corner of the Instagram post
     
     
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  2. Tap “Hide” in the options menu
     

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  3. Tap “Mute username” to mute that person on Instagram
     

    Once you hide any post on your Instagram feed, you’ll be given the option to mute that specific user.
     

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How to Mute Someone on Instagram via Their Profile

You can mute Instagram people by going to their profiles.

  1. Go to the profile of the person you want to mute and tap “Following”
     

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  2. Tap “Mute” from the options
     
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  3. Toggle the switches to mute either the “Posts” or “Stories”
     

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How to Mute Instagram Stories via Your Instagram Feed

You can mute Instagram stories from a specific account by following the following steps.

  1. Tap and hold the Story of the Instagram user you want to mute
     
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  2. Tap “Mute” in the options menu
     
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  3. Tap on “Mute Story” to mute Instagram stories of that user
      
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