How to Mute or Unmute Someone on Instagram

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Instagram is a great way to share your activity with friends and family, and to keep up with what friends, family, brands and influencers are doing. Whether someone has taken over your Instagram feed, or if you want to remain friends with someone but you’re tired of what they’re posting and you just want to take a break, Instagram makes it possible to mute content from specific people. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Mute or Unmute Someone on Instagram

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You’ll land on your Instagram home screen.
  2. Open the profile for the Instagram account you’re following that you want to mute to view that profile.
  3. Tap the “Following” drop-down to display a menu, and then tap “Mute” in that menu. Another menu appears where you can use toggles to mute posts or stories from that account. Set the toggle to on for any of the Instagram content types you want to mute from that account. You’ll no longer see any of the type of content you muted from that Instagram account going forward. You can return to that screen at any time to adjust the toggles when you want to unmute someone.
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