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

To mute or unmute someone’s story, log into the Instagram app for Android or iPhone and then follow the instructions below.

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 Mute Story.

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

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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