Ever wanted to stop seeing a certain user’s Instagram story without unfollowing them? Well, now you can.
No need to feel guilty for wanting to mute or restrict a user - we all have that acquaintance from high school that keeps posting the same loud videos on their story every day.
Luckily, Instagram rolled out a new feature, where you can mute people’s stories, as well as posts, without them knowing.
Therefore, if you want to scroll through Instagram in peace, and not be bothered, all this can be done in a few easy clicks, and here’s exactly how.
The process is the same for both iOS and Android users.
In case that person’s story is not showing up in the ‘stories’ section, here’s how to do it.
If you want to keep seeing their stories further on, follow the same process as above, just select unmute.
Another option that Instagram has integrated is hiding your story from certain users. Here’s how:
If you mute someone's posts/stories, this doesn't mean you won't be able to see their stories ever again. You can just open their profile, and you'll be able to see what they posted. If they have a new story posted - you'll see the colored circle around their profile picture. Tap on it, like you usually do, and you'll see what they shared!
Learn how you can also hide someone from seeing your story on Facebook.