How to mute a contact's stories, feed and DM on Instagram

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There are three ways to mute a contact on Instagram and stop following a person's life on the social network without them knowing. The app allows you to hide stories, no longer receive message notifications or stop seeing your posts in the feed.

The procedures are quite simple and can be a good alternative to avoid someone politely. Check out the step by step below:

How to mute Stories on Instagram

When you mute someone's Instagram stories, their temporary posts will no longer appear in your feed. However, if you access the user's profile and enter their stories, you can see them normally.



Through the feed:

1. Open or Instagram;

2. When viewing the contact's profile picture in stories, tap on it for a few seconds;

3. In the menu that opens, go to Silence;

4. If you want to hide only the stories, go to mute story. If you no longer want to see your posts in the feed, choose Mute story and posts.

Through the user profile:

1. Open or Instagram;

2. Tap on the magnifying glass icon on the bottom bar of the app;

3. In the search field, located at the top of the screen, type the user's name;

4. When you find the profile, tap on it to access;

5. Go to the three dots icon, located in the upper right corner;

6. Choose the option Silence;

7. then choose mute story.

How to mute Instagram feed posts

You can only mute posts made by the person so that they no longer appear in your feed. However, if you want to see the user's posts sporadically, just enter their profile.



Through the feed:

1. Open or Instagram;

2. When you see the publication of a person you no longer wish to follow, tap on the three dots icon, located next to the user's name;

3. In the menu that opens, select the option Silence;

4. Confirm in mute posts. If you also want to hide the stories, go to Mute posts and story.

Through the user profile:

1. Open or Instagram;

2. Tap on the magnifying glass icon;

3. In the search field, located at the top of the screen, type the user's name;

4. When you find the profile, tap on it to access;

5. Go to the three dots icon, located in the upper right corner;

6. Choose the option Silence;

7. then choose mute posts.

How to mute messages on Instagram

By muting messages, the user will no longer receive notifications when a certain user or group sends content via inbox. However, if you access the message box, you can open and view the message normally.

1. Open or Instagram;

2. Access your message box, through the arrow icon, located in the upper right corner;

3. If you quickly find the user or group, tap their name for a few seconds;


4. In the menu that appears, go to mute messages, to disable message notifications. If you do not want to receive invitations to video chats, also choose Mute video chats;


5. If the person does not appear in your message list, search for the contact's name using the search tool at the top of the screen;

6. When you find the group or person, tap on their name;

7. Then, access the icon formed by the letter i inside a circle, in the upper right corner;


8. Now activate the key silence message, if you no longer want to receive message notifications. If, in turn, you also do not want to see the video chat invites, activate the Mute video chats.

How do I know if someone has muted me on Instagram?

By silencing a contact, Instagram claims that the person will not be informed of the action. So, natively, there is no feature that lets you know who no longer sees your stories or posts. Or even those who do not receive notifications of their messages.

However, if a person was always liking your post or viewing your stories and suddenly stopped, they may have muted you. However, there is no way to be sure. After all, it is also possible that the contact is in a busier period or just taking a break from social media.


How do I stop someone from seeing my posts on Instagram?

Sometimes we have a contact on the social network that we wish doesn't follow our social life so much, such as, for example, a co-worker or an ex-boyfriend. However, blocking these people may sound rude or leave a bad impression.

Therefore, Instagram offers the alternative of removing followers or hiding your stories from someone without the friend knowing about it.

How to hide your stories from a contact on Instagram

1. Open or Instagram;

2. Tap on the magnifying glass icon;

3. Enter the user's name in the search field at the top of the screen and tap on their name when it appears in the list;

4. Then tap on the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the user's page;

5. Select option hide your story;

6. Confirm your choice at Hide.

How to remove a follower on Instagram

1. Open or Instagram;

2. Tap the icon with your profile picture in the lower right corner of the screen;

3. Then go to Followers;

4. In the search field, located at the top of the app, enter the contact's username

5. When the profile appears in the list, tap on the three dots icon, displayed on the right;

6. In the window that opens, confirm your choice in Remove.

Thus, the user will unfollow you and will not be alerted about it.

If you have an open profile, he will be able to view your photos by accessing your page on the social network. However, you will no longer see your posts in your feed. If your profile is closed, the contact will no longer be able to see your posts.

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