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How To Unmute Someone On Instagram

✎ Key Points:

» You can locate muted Instagram accounts by accessing the “Muted Accounts” section in your profile settings, by tapping the three lines icon, proceeding to Settings, and then selecting “Privacy.”
» Just you can use the “Following” option within the “Muted Accounts” section to identify the specific accounts you’ve muted. Be attentive to the “Mute” option, which allows you to unmute someone on Instagram.
» To unmute an account, tap on the profile from the “Muted Accounts” section, select “Following,” and within the “Mute” option, disable both posts and stories by swiping them off.

Can you Mute Someone on Instagram?

You can easily mute someone’s posts and stories on Instagram. Instagram allows you to do so, and Instagram also never informs the person if you have muted them. You just have to open your Instagram profile, then beside your profile icon, you can see the “Following” option. Tap the option, and you can see the list of your friends here.

Now tap on the three dots icon, then tap “Mute” to mute someone on Instagram. If you want to mute someone’s Instagram story, you can long-press and hold on to the person’s story, and you can see a pop-up come from the bottom, where you have to tap on the “Mute” option.

How to Find Muted Accounts on Instagram:

Follow the below steps to find the muted accounts on Instagram:

Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on the Profile icon

To find muted accounts on Instagram, first, open the Instagram app and log in with your credentials. First, enter your Instagram username and your Instagram password, then click on the “Log In” option.

Tap on the Profile icon

After that, you will be redirected to the Instagram Home Page. Here, in the bottom panel, you can see some options like “Home”, “Search”, “Reels”, “Likes,” and “Profile icon”. Click on your profile icon and enter your Instagram profile page.

Step 2: Tap the three-lines icon & Settings

After entering your Instagram profile page, you can see a section on the upper side of the screen. It contains your username on the left, one “+” sign icon, and one “three parallel lines” sign icon on the right. The “+” icon is to send posts, reels, etc.

Tap the three-lines icon

And the “three parallel lines” icon is to go to the settings. You have to tap the “three parallel lines” icon, and then you can see a lot of options there, like “Settings,” “Archive,” “Your activity,” “QR code,” etc. Tap on the “Settings” to go to the settings.


Step 3: Tap on ‘Privacy’ > Muted Accounts

After tapping on the settings option, you can see “Notifications”, “Privacy”, “Security”, “Adds”, “Account” options etc. Click on the “Privacy” option now and scroll down the page.


Under the “Connections” section, there is an option, “Muted accounts,” and you can see all of the Instagram accounts you have muted earlier.

Muted Accounts

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram:

To unmute someone on Instagram, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Find the Muted accounts

To unmute someone on Instagram, you first go to your “Muted Accounts” section. First, tap on your profile icon in the bottom right corner. After entering your Instagram profile, you can see in the top right corner, there is a “three parallel lines” icon. Click on this icon, and you will see a pop-up will come containing some options like “Settings,” “Archive,” “Your activity,” etc. Now click on the “Settings” option, and then you will be redirected to a new window. Click on the “Privacy” option and scroll down the page in this window.

Find the Muted accounts

You can see the “Muted accounts” option under the “Connections” section. Click on it, and you can see the list of people you have muted on Instagram.

Step 2: Tap on that profile

After coming to the “Muted accounts” section, you can see their profiles and the names of whom you muted. Identify the person you will unmute from the list of people, then tap on the targeted person’s Instagram profile. It will redirect you to their Instagram profile page.

 Tap on that profile

Step 3: Tap on ‘Following’

After entering their Instagram profile page, you can see many options there. Just below their Instagram profile picture and name, there is a row containing three options: “Following,” “Message,” and “Add friends icon.” Now click on the “Following” option.


Step 4: Tap on ‘Mute’

After tapping the “Following” option, you can see a pop-up will come from the bottom containing the options like: “Add to Close Friends list,” “Add to Favorites”, “Mute,” and “Restrict”, “Unfollow”. Among these options, tap on “Mute”.


Step 5: Swipe off the Posts and Stories

After tapping on the “Mute” option, you can see three options. The options are “Posts,” “Stories,” and “Notes.” If you swipe and turn on the “Posts” and “Stories” options, you can not see their Instagram stories and posts.

It means you muted them, and they would never be able to know that you muted them because Instagram does not reveal it. To unmute, swipe off the options, and again, you can see their contents.

Swipe off the Posts and Stories

You can also unmute Instagram stories with an easy trick. First, go to the top of your feed, then swipe left and scroll toward the end of Instagram’s stories feed until you reach the end.

When you reach the end of Instagram stories, you will see all the muted stories in grey. Search for the person’s account you want to unmute. Hold your finger on the account you want to unmute; a pop-up menu will appear at the bottom of the page. Select “Unmute” from the two options. Then you will start seeing the account’s stories again every time they are updated.

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