How to Mute Someone on Instagram [Updated]

Mute Someone on Instagram

If you are tired of seeing someone post or stories on Instagram then you can mute them so that you won’t receive their post in your feed. This is the best way to get rid of someone on Instagram without blocking and unfollowing them. The best part of muting users on Instagram is that they even will not know that you have muted them. So, how do you mute someone on Instagram?

Muting a user on Instagram is a simple process. You don’t have to use any third-party application or have to report them. Simply open your Instagram. Go to your profile section and tap on Following. Now search and open a profile or account which you want to mute. After that, tap on Following and select Mute option. Finally, enable both Posts and Stories to mute.

So, you have completely muted someone’s account on Instagram. Now, they will never know that you’ve muted them. Besides, if you are confused over the above steps then follow the step-by-step process further in this article.

Let’s get started.

Difference Between Instagram Mute and Instagram Block

Many Instagram users are confused between a mute and block feature of Instagram. It appears to sound similar but they have different purposes on Instagram.

So, how muting someone is different from blocking someone on Instagram?

Instagram Mute

When you mute users or someone’s account on Instagram then you will never see their posts or stories in your feed. Whenever they post something in their Instagram then it will be visible to other users but not you. This is like ignoring someone on Instagram without blocking or unfollowing them.

But you can still receive their messages and you can also send them a message. You’ve just muted their posts and stories from seeing on Instagram.

Besides, Instagram will never let them know or send them a notification that you have muted them. They can still interact with your and so as you with them. So, basically, the ball is in your court.

Instagram Block

Blocking someone on Instagram means getting rid of them forever on Instagram. When you block users or someone on Instagram then you basically put their account on a blacklist. So, you won’t see their profile or posts or stories or chat messages in your Instagram account.

In terms of your friends on Instagram, if you block them then they can’t send you a chat message anymore or even send you a friend request. Other than this, Instagram will also remove their any likes or comments from your post which is basically your photos or videos.

So, if you want to get rid of someone on Instagram then blocking them is the best option that you can choose from.

How to Mute Someone on Instagram?

You can mute anyone on Instagram whether your followers or to whom you are following. It doesn’t need to be a private or public account. As long as you are following them on Instagram you can mute their post and stories.

But if you are not following someone on Instagram and you always see their posts or videos on Instagram explorer or IGTV then you can’t mute them you have to block them.

Now, let’s see how you can mute users on Instagram on both Android and iPhone.

Note: Make sure that you have an updated version of your Instagram account before following the mentioned steps.

Open Instagram App

First of all, open your Instagram app on your device. If you are new on Instagram or didn’t have used the account for a long time then you may need to complete the login process.

Tap on your Profile Icon

Once you are in your Instagram account then tap on your profile icon from the bottom right corner. This will open your profile section where you can see your entire posts and highlights.

Tap on Following

Now, tap on the Following option from the upper right corner.

It will show you the list of entire accounts to whom you have followed on Instagram.

Search and Open a User’s Profile

After that, search for that profile or account which you want to mute. You can simply type their username in the search box if you know their name. Otherwise, search for their profile manually and open their profile.

Tap on Following

Now, tap on the Following option which is under their display name or bio description. From there you can add that person to your close friend list or restrict their account or unfollow them or mute their account.

Select Mute

From all available options in the following menus, select the Mute option in order to get rid from their posts and stories in your Instagram feed.

Enable Posts and Stories

Finally, enable both Posts and Stories to mute them on Instagram. As you can see you can also mute either posts or stories according to your desired. So choose the option based on your needs.

Also read: How to Follow Your Friend on Instagram?

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram?

If you changed your mind for some reason and want to see posts of a person you have muted then simply unmute them. This will lift up a restriction of their profile from your account and enable visibility.

So, to unmute someone on Instagram you can follow the following process.

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Tap on your profile icon.
  3. Tap on Following option from the upper right corner.
  4. Locate and open the Profile which you’ve muted.
  5. Tap again on Following option in their profile section.
  6. Select Mute option.
  7. Finally, disable Posts and Stories.

There you go, you have successfully unmuted someone on your Instagram account.

Little tip: If you’ve muted someone to whom you talk often on Instagram then simply go to your chat section of Instagram from the upper right corner from the homepage. After that open their profile directly and unmute them. You can also follow the same things to mute users’s profiles on Instagram.


Finally, it’s up to you whether you want to mute someone’s posts or stories on Instagram. If you don’t like to see any of the photos or videos and story then disable them for temporarily. You can unmute their profile anytime you want. They will never know any of your mutings acts on Instagram. So, it’s safe and easy to go.

But always remember, if you want to get rid from someone on Instagram permanently then instead of muting, block their account.

If you have any queries related to Instagram then feel free to ask in the comment section down below.

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