Most of us have annoying Instagram friends who can’t stop posting photos of their food, kids or pets. In most cases unfollowing your real life friends on Instagram is not an option, as it can ruin real life friendships.
Now you have something even better, with Instagram adding the option for users to easily mute users they don’t want to see in their feeds, without having to unfollow them. The best thing about being able to mute certain Instagram users is that they will not know you have muted them.
In this short guide you will learn how you can mute Instagram friends without unfollowing them. Once an account has been muted you will no longer see their posts and stories. You will still be able to view their profiles if they have a private Instagram account by visiting their profile page.
How To Mute Instagram Friends Without Unfollowing
To mute an Instagram user you have to perform the following steps.
- Open the profile of the person you want mute.
- Tap on the ‘…‘ button from the top right.
- From the menu tap on the ‘Mute’ button.
- Now you will get two options that will allow you to mute posts as well as stories. Tap on the one you want to activate.
In addition to opening the profile you also have the option to mute users by tapping on the ‘…‘ button found on the corner of the posts.
After you have muted photos and/or stories for a user you will no longer see their posts and stories in your feed. You can still visit their profile and like photos or watch stories if you like.