How do I mute or unmute someone's Instagram story?

If you don't want someone's story to appear in the bar at the top of Feed, you can mute their story:

Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. At the top of feed, tap and hold the profile picture of the person whose story you'd like to mute.
  2. Select Mute, then tap Mute Story.

To unmute a story you've muted, repeat these steps and select Unmute (iPhone) or Unmute Story (Android).

Instagram Lite app for Android

If you don't want someone's story to appear in the bar at the top of Feed, you can mute their story:

  1. At the top of feed, tap and hold the profile picture of the person whose story you'd like to mute.
  2. Select Mute, then tap next to Story.

To unmute a story you've muted, repeat these steps and select Mute and tap next to Story.

If you mute someone's stories, their stories:

  • Will appear at the end of the bar at the top of feed
  • Won't have a colorful ring around them when they're updated
  • Won't automatically play when you watch stories

Muting someone's story is different from unfollowing them and from muting their profile. You'll still see their posts in feed.

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