How To Mute People On Instagram

Thank goodness for this new update. Now, you’re able to mute people on Instagram!

Instead of unfollowing them, and creating some really awkward moments, you can now mute people, and they’ll never know.

Reasons To Mute People On Instagram

There are lots of reasons why you might want to mute people on Instagram.

First, your friend might be spamming your Instagram feed, or posting too many cringy couple photos that don’t want to see. Instead of unfollowing them, you can now mute them.

This means that their photos will not show up on your feed. Sure, they might notice that you’ve stopped liking their stuff, but you’ll still be following them, so they can’t get annoyed!

You can mute people that post way too many baby photos, long stories of drunken nights out, or the same exact selfie every single day.

On the other hand, you might want to mute brands. When doing a brand deal, it’s sometimes a requirement to follow the brand.

Of course, you don’t want to unfollow them in case they might want to collaborate again! However, sometimes their content might not be inspiring enough to appear on your feed.

Now, you can mute their content so you’re still following them, but you don’t have to deal with their constant posts!

How To Mute People On Instagram

It’s easy to mute people on Instagram.

First, visit their Instagram profile. You can do this by searching their username, or clicking their username when they appear in your feed.

For this example, we’ll show you how to mute McDonald’s. No hard feelings, McDonald’s. We promise.

To mute someone, you need to be following them.

Click the three dots in the top right-hand corner.

You’ll be prompted with lots of options.

Screenshot of Profile Options On Instagram

In red text, you’ll see the option to block, report or mute. Click mute.

From there, Instagram will ask whether you want to mute posts, mute story or mute posts and story.

Screenshot of Muting People On Instagram

Click the option that suits you best and that’s it! You’ve muted McDonald’s on Instagram.

To unmute, follow the same steps and click “Unmute” where Instagram will prompt you with the same options.

Of course, you can mute and unmute an account at any time.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to remember which accounts you’ve muted on Instagram because when you mute people, there is no list of who they are.

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By Beth McCallum

I'm Beth, a Scottish writer and bookworm. I'm currently agent hunting for my debut novel while running a candle business from my home. I obsess over dogs, Hamilton, chai lattes and recently, Harry Potter. I know, I'm decades late.

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