Muting someone on Instagram is useful when a user doesn’t want to view that account’s posts or stories. It’s a great solution when a user doesn’t want to unfollow someone to avoid the ensuing awkwardness but doesn’t want to see what they post either. The process of muting someone on Instagram is easy and can be done on both Android and iOS.

Muting someone on Instagram will ensure that the person’s posts and stories won’t appear on the user’s feed anymore, but the two will still be able to exchange direct messages. The user will also be able to view the muted account’s posts or stories by heading to their profile page. Additionally, Instagram doesn’t notify users that they’ve been muted.

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To mute an account on Instagram, head over to the person’s profile. This can be done by tapping on the account’s username in a post or story, or tapping on the search button (magnifying glass symbol) on the bottom panel and then searching for their username on the next page. On the profile page of the target user, tap the Following button with a downward arrow. From the menu that appears, tap on Mute and turn on the toggle switches next to Posts, Stories, or both. The selection(s) will be auto-saved. To unmute someone, follow the same method and turn off the toggle switches to start seeing their posts and stories in the feed again.

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Users can also mute an account through their feed. To do this, tap the three-dot menu button next to the person’s post, and then tap Hide. From the pop-up, select Mute <account name>. Choose from the Mute Posts or Mute Posts and Story options. The process of muting someone on Instagram is identical on Android and iOS, which means the directions above can be used on both platforms. The option, however, is missing from the Instagram website, which means users can only mute someone using the apps.

Alongside the ability to mute users, Instagram also offers a bunch of other ways for users to declutter their feed and avoid unwanted messages. One of the best ways to do this is by using the ‘Limit’ feature that allows users to control the DMs and comments they see. However, the most surefire way to stop all interactions with someone on the platform is to block them. The option to block users is available not only on the mobile apps but on the Instagram website as well.