How to Mute Instagram Story: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you don't want someone's story to appear in the bar at the top of your feed, you can mute their story and it won't show up any more. At the top of your feed, hold down on the profile picture of the account whose story you'd like to mute. From the options that pop up, select Mute, then tap Mute story .

Instagram has established itself as one of the most popular social media platforms, with a mobile-friendly interface that is clutter-free. It is home to countless users who share their stories and posts for their followers to engage with. However, there might be instances when you want to mute someone’s stories or posts without unfollowing them. Instagram has a feature that allows you to do just that. Here are three ways to mute an Instagram story.

The first method is to open the Instagram app from your mobile phone. You can’t do this on your PC or laptop. Once you open the app, you can see your feed, and at the top, you’ll see the stories of the people you follow. Press and hold the profile picture of the person you want to mute. A pop-up will appear giving you the option to view their profile or mute them. Click on mute, and you’ll see an option to either mute their stories or mute both their stories and posts. Choose whichever you prefer, and you’re done. Their stories will be hidden and muted immediately.

Another way to mute someone’s story is to go to your profile and click on the following button at the top. You will see all the people you follow. You can either scroll down or search for the person’s username in the search bar. Once you find them, you should see their profile picture, username, follow button, and three dots. Tap the three dots, and a pop-up will appear. From there, choose the mute button. A menu will appear, allowing you to choose if you want to mute their posts, their stories, or both. Click the toggle option beside them, and you’re done.

If you come across a post from someone in your feed that you would like to mute, click the three dots on top of their post, and choose hide. That post will be hidden immediately, and it will also ask you if you want to mute or unfollow that person. Choose mute, and a menu will appear, which lets you choose to mute their posts or both their posts and stories. Pick whichever you prefer.

The best part is that the person you mute won’t know about it. You won’t be notified about their activity, and they won’t be notified about your actions either.

In conclusion, muting someone’s stories or posts on Instagram is a simple process that can be done in three ways. You can use any of the methods outlined above to mute someone’s stories or posts, without unfollowing them. It’s a handy feature that can declutter your Instagram feed without hurting anyone’s feelings.


How to mute someone on Instagram without them posting a story?
Tap the chat with the person you want to mute/unmute. Tap in the top right of your chat. Tap or next to Mute messages to mute/unmute someone.
How do you mute a story without them knowing?
When you see a post from the person you want to mute, tap the three dots that are next to their account handle. Then, select “Mute” and hit “confirm.” You can also choose to mute but posts and stories if your FOMO is through the roof. Again, no one will know if they've been muted.