If you want a break from certain users’ endless posts on Instagram, you can simply mute them. You might prefer muting their posts and stories rather than unfollowing or blocking them for various reasons. It is understandable and actually something we all do at times.
Since May 2018, you can hide the posts and stories you don’t want to see but don’t want to unfollow or block the users entirely. Instagram has made the procedure really simple and you can do it with only a few clicks. The users you mute will never know that you have muted them and you can always see their posts and stories by visiting their accounts.
Enough rambling about why and how you can do it. Let’s discuss the actual steps.
How to Hide Someone’s Posts on Insta?
In the search box, type the account ID and hit search.
Once you are on the account you want to mute, hit the ‘following’ button. It will open a menu with different options.
Then click on the ‘mute’ option which will take you to another menu. On this menu, you can toggle whether you want to mute the posts or stories. You can toggle both as well.
Once you switch on the mute ‘posts’ and ‘stories’ buttons, you will no longer see their posts or stories on your Instagram account feed. Although you can always see them by specifically visiting their account.
How to Hide Someone’s Stories?
Imagine you are going through the stories on your Instagram feed when you stumble upon an account that you are not interested in a bit. Well, the easiest way to get rid of it is to mute the account right there. Just click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
It will open a menu with the options to report, unfollow, and ‘mute’.
Click on the ‘mute’ option.
Once you click on mute, it will open another window with the option to mute either just the stories or both the stories and the posts.
If you wish to hide only the stories, click on the ‘mute stories’ button. And if you want to mute both the stories and posts, click on the other option.
Hide Posts From Instagram Feed
If you are so lazy that you do not feel like visiting the Instagram account you want to mute, you can do so at your feed.
First spot a post of the account you want to mute.
Click on the three dots.
Then Click on the Mute option.
Now in this menu, you can either mute just the posts or you can hide both the posts and the stories.
How to mute stories on Instagram?
Open your Insta account
Tap on the story of the account you would like to mute/
Tap three dots on the top right corner of the story.
Tap ‘Mute Story’
How do I unmute an Instagram account?
Well, now you have taken your break and would like to see stories and posts of that particular Instagram account. To see the posts and stories or either of the accounts you have muted, you will need to unmute them.
Unmuting an Instagram account is just as easy as muting it. Just follow the same procedure you did for muting it. In this case, instead of the ‘mute’ option, you will find the ‘unmute’ option.
If you are wondering whether Instagram would send the account a notification about it, no! Ig won’t send any notification about your unmuting or muting a particular account. Because it knows that it is your personal choice and does not concern the other party.
Muting certain Instagram accounts means that you do not unfollow or block them. Instead, you take a break from their infinite posts and stories. It is always a good idea to take such breaks from social media. Hiding and not looking at others all the time and focusing on yourself will bolster good health and positivity.
When you mute someone on Instagram, do they know?
No, when you mute an Instagram account, they cannot know it because Instagram does not send them any notification.
Can they see my posts when I mute their Instagram account?
Yes, the account you have muted is able to see and react to your posts and stories unless they have also muted you.
Is muting and blocking on Instagram the same?
No. When you block an account on Instagram, they cannot see your posts and are automatically removed from one another’s following is relevant. But when you mute an account on Ig, they are able to see your posts. They can also send DMs to you when muted which does not occur when blocked.
Am I muted or blocked on Instagram?
If you can see their posts and are able to send DMs but don’t get a response to your stories and posts, you are probably muted. If you cannot even see their IG account, you are probably blocked.