Mute or unmute someone on Instagram
If you don't want to see someone's posts in your feed, see their stories at the top of your feed or see incoming messages they send you, there are multiple ways you can mute someone on Instagram.
Instagram won't let them know you muted them. Keep in mind that muting someone is different from unfollowing them.
Mute or unmute messages
To mute or unmute messages from someone:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap send or messenger in the top right of Feed.
  2. Tap the chat with the person you want to mute/unmute.
  3. Tap the person's name at the top of your chat.
  4. Tap switch off or switch on next to Mute messages or Mute call notifications to mute/unmute someone.
Instagram.com from a mobile browser
  1. Tap send or messenger at the bottom.
  2. Tap the chat with the person you want to mute/unmute.
  3. Tap in the top right of your chat.
  4. Tap box or next to Mute messages to mute/unmute someone.
Instagram.com from a computer
  1. Click send or messenger on the left.
  2. Click the chat with the person you want to mute/unmute.
  3. Click in the top right of your chat.
  4. Click box or next to Mute messages or Mute call notifications to mute/unmute someone.
Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap send in the top right.
  2. Tap the chat with the person you want to mute/unmute.
  3. Tap in the top right of your chat.
  4. Tap switch off or switch on next to Mute messages to mute/unmute someone.
Mute or unmute posts and stories through their profile
To mute or unmute someone's posts and stories from their profile:
Instagram app for Android and iPhone
  1. Tap their username from their Feed or story post, or tap explore and search their username to go to their profile.
  2. Tap Following below their profile info.
  3. Tap Mute.
  4. Tap switch off next to Posts or Stories.To unmute them, tap switch on next to Posts or Stories.
Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap their username from their Feed or story post, or tap explore and search their username to go to their profile.
  2. Tap Following below their profile info.
  3. Tap Mute.
  4. Tap switch off next to Posts or Stories. To unmute them, tap switch on next to Posts or Stories.
Mute or unmute an account through feed
To mute or unmute someone's posts or stories through feed:
Instagram app for Android
  1. Tap more next to their post.
  2. Tap Hide.
  3. Tap Mute [username], then tap Mute Posts or Mute Posts and Story.
Instagram app for iPhone
  1. Tap more next to their post.
  2. Tap Hide.
  3. Tap Mute [username], then tap Mute Posts or Mute Posts and Story.
Instagram Lite app for Android
  1. Tap more next to their post.
  2. Tap Mute.
  3. Tap switch off next to Posts or Stories. To unmute them, tap switch on next to Posts or Stories.
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