How to Mute Unmute Someone on Instagram Multiple Ways

Mute someone on Instagram
Mute someone on Instagram

Do you know how to Mute someone on Instagram? How to Unmute someone on Instagram? Instagram is the best social media platform for posting your photos, videos, and stories. Users can share their stories on other platforms on Facebook too. You can also promote yourself and business via Instagram. If you are using Instagram for a long time then maybe the time comes that you want to block and restrict someone on Instagram. But if you do not want to block a user or restrict or unfollow then you can easily mute on Instagram in three various ways. Mute someone’s posts that appear in your feed, their stories, or both and comes in handy once you do not want to block or unfollow someone, but also do not want to view their content.

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How to Mute People on Instagram in Three Different Ways

To mute people on Instagram, whether it be family member, colleague, or friends, there is likely someone that you are reluctantly following on Instagram account. If you are not interested in what they are posting in their stories, or to their feed, but do not want to lose them by unfollowing them at the fear of hurting their feelings. The Instagram app offers you options to mute someone their content. Let’s show you some of the three various methods that you can mute people or someone on your Instagram.

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How to Mute People on Instagram

Here are these steps to follow for mute someone or people on the Instagram app using iPhone or Android devices:

  1. Tap the Instagram app on your Mobile phone
  2. Log in to Instagram account if not
  3. Find the person’s profile that you want to mute be either tapping on their username in your feed
  4. You can also go to the bottom left side and tap on the search icon  the IG app
  5. Now tap on the Thee-dot option to the right side of next to their username
  6. Then tap on Mute option when a list of options will pop-up on your screen
  7. Finally, tap on the Mute Post or Mute Post and Stories to mute both person’s respective content when another pop up appears to you.
Open Instagram App, Tap Three-dots, Mute option, & Mute Posts
Open Instagram App, Tap Three-dots, Mute option, & Mute Posts

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How to Mute Someone’s Posts on Instagram

If you want to mute someone’s posts only Instagram app on your iPhone and Android devices. Then you will need to follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Instagram App on your Smartphone
  2. Log in to your IG Account
  3. Find the post on your IG feed posted by the person that you want to mute
  4. Tap on the Ellipses or Three-dots to the right side of their username
  5. Select the Mute option from the list of the option when pop-ups to you
  6. Then tap on the Mute posts option or tap both their posts and stories. or Tap your preferred option
Open Instagram App, Tap Three-dots, Mute option, Mute Posts & Story
Open Instagram App, Tap Three-dots, Mute option, Mute Posts & Story

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How to Mute Someone’s stories on Instagram

If you don’t like to see someone’s stories on your Instagram feeds. Then you can mute it in the following below steps:

  1. Just tap on your Instagram App
  2. Log in to your IG account
  3. Find the person that you want to mute in the stories bar at the upper of your screen,
  4. Tap and hold on the person Profile Picture until a list of options will appear
  5. Select the Mute option from the list
  6. Now tap on the Mute Stories option or both their stories & Posts. Tap an option you want to mute.
How to Mute Someone Story on Instagram
How to Mute Someone Story on Instagram

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram

Here are these steps to follow when you change your to unmute someone or a user’s posts or stories on Instagram.

  1. Open your Instagram App on your Mobile
  2. Tap on the Search icon to the bottom left side
  3. Then type the username of the person in the search bar and select the personal profile from the search result
  4. Go to the Person Profile and tap on the Following option
  5. Tap on the Mute option from the popup will appear at the bottom
  6. Here tap on the Toggles next to the Posts and Stories from the right to the left sides
Tap on Search icon, Type then Name, Open Person Profile, & Following option
Tap on Search icon, Type then Name, Open Person Profile, & Following option
Tap Mute option and Move both Toggles Next to Posts & Stories From Right to Left Side
Tap Mute option and Move both Toggles Next to Posts & Stories From Right to Left Side

How to Mute and Unmute Someone on Instagram-Alternative Ways

Here are some of the alternative ways to mute and unmute someone profile, Posts, and stories from your Instagram feeds.

How to Mute Someone Posts and Stories on Instagram

  1. Tap to Open your Instagram App
  2. Log in to your IG Account
  3. Find the person in your Instagram feed or search by username by tapping the search icon from the bottom
  4. Tap on the person Profile Picture or Username to navigate their profile
  5. Select the Following drop-down icon below the profile picture
  6. The popup will appear in the bottom and tap on the Mute option
  7. Now tap the Toggle next to Posts option to the right side to Mute the posts
  8. Then tap the toggle next to the Stories option to the right side to Mute the stories
  9. Finally, go back to your profile the person will mute from your Instagram and their posts and stories will also hide from your IG feeds.
Open Instagram, Go to Profile, Select Following, Mute, & Tap Toggle to Turn to Right
Open Instagram, Go to Profile, Select Following, Mute, & Tap Toggle to Turn to Right

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How to Unmute Someone Posts and Stories on Instagram

When you change your mind later on and want to unmute someone that you muted previously. Then you can unmute them in the following given steps:

  1. Open your Instagram Account and login it
  2. Select the Profile picture or icon from the bottom left side of your screen
  3. Tap on Main Menu option from the top right side
  4. Select the Settings gear icon from the bottom left side
  5. Now tap on the Privacy option
  6. Scroll down the tap on the Muted Accounts
  7. Find and tap on the Username or profile picture of the person to go profile of the person
  8. Tap on the Following drop-down button
  9. The popup will appear in the bottom and tap on the Mute option
  10. Here tap on both Toggles next to the Posts and Stories from the right to the left sides
Go to Instagram Settings, Privacy, and Tap on Muted Accounts option
Go to Instagram Settings, Privacy, and Tap on Muted Accounts option
Turn the Toggle to Left Side to Unmute Person's Post & Story
Turn the Toggle to Left Side to Unmute Person’s Post & Story

So the person will unmuted and now his/her posts and stories will appear to you on your Instagram feed.

Why can’t I Mute Someone on Instagram

There are many reasons if you are unable or can not mute someone on Instagram. Here are some of them.

  1. You’re using the old version of the Instagram app or not up to date
  2. Maybe it could be a bug and you can do later on
  3. You have been blocked
  4. You will need to try to restart the IG app and if possible try to reboot your smartphone as well
  5. The mute feature is not available for you in your desired country or area
  6. Clear your phone’s caches and cookies
  7. Try to Uninstall then reinstall the application
  8. You have been muted or ignored too ( not sure)

Can you Still mute on Instagram 2020

In simply answer Yes you can still mute unmute someone or followers on Instagram in 2020.  We still have two options either to hide someone’s posts or stories or both. They did not remove or delete this feature on how it may not available in a couple of countries or areas.

How to tell if you have been muted on Instagram

It is quite easy to know if you have been ignored or muted. For example, if it has been more than the usual time period you have not seen someone posts or stories on your Instagram feeds. Then you have been muted or ignored by that person.

Try to visit that account from a friend’s Instagram if he/she is posting regularly or not. If he/she is sharing posts or stories, then you must understand what I mean.

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