How To Unmute Someone On Instagram Issue

Do you want to know how to unmute someone on Instagram? You might have muted a person’s profile by mistake and are having a hard time finding out how to unmute them. You have come to the right place as we will be discussing the mute and unmuting feature of the Instagram app in this post.

Instagram is a popular social network platform that was first introfuced in 2010. It allows people to share their photos and videos allowing the public or their followers to view their posts. Its not only popularly used by individuals but businesses as well since it allows for brand and prodcut promotions. Today, there are nearly 1.5 billion people who use this app worldwide.

Why can’t I unmute someone on Instagram?

Why can't I unmute someone on Instagram?

Muting someone on Instagram is basically taking a break from what they are posting. You are still following the person howevever their posts will not show up on your story feed. That person will still be able to see your posts and you will also be able to visit their profile. The good thing about this feature is that it does not notify the muted accounts that you have muted them.

What happens when you mute a person?

If you are tired of seeing a lot of posts on your Instagram feed from one of your friends then there’s a way that you can prevent seeing these posts without blocking them. This is the mute feature.

When you mute a particular Instagrm profile, you’re still following them. You just won’t see their posts or Stories in your feeds until you decide to unmute.

Mute a person on Instagram

Open the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device.

Go to the Instagram profile you want to mute by tapping search at the bottom.

Type the account’s name and select their profile.

Tap Following below their profile info.

Press Mute.

Mute someone from the feed

Tap the three horizontal dots on the iPhone or the three vertical dots on Android next to the post.

Then tap on Mute.

Choose Mute posts.

Muting someone’s story

At the top of feed, tap and hold the profile picture of the person whose story you’d like to mute.

Select Mute

Tap Mute story.

Unmute someone’s instagram story or posts

There are instances when you want to unmute someone on Instagram. Here’s how to do it.

Unmute someone’s stories but you don’t remember the username

Scroll to the right on the story feed at the top of the screen and locate any greyed-out profile icons.

Long press the profile picture in question.

Tap Unmute.

Unmute someone’s stories

Go to the profile in question by tapping the magnifying glass at the bottom of the screen and typing in their username then go to their profile.

Locate Following and tap it.

Tap Mute.

Toggle the switches from blue to grey.

Unmute Instagram Stories from Account Settings

Go to your profile and click on the settings icon.

Tap on “Settings,” and then tap on “Privacy” in the sub-menu.

Select the “Connections” category

Tap on “Muted accounts.”

Tap on the account you want to unmute to visit their profile.

Tap on the “Following” button.

Select “Mute” from the menu.

Tap on the toggle button to turn their stories back on.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I mute or unmute someone's Instagram story?

    Just tap and hold the profile picture of the person whose story you'd like to mute then select Mute, then tap Mute story.

  2. How do I mute push notifications on Instagram?

    Tap your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
    Tap Your Activity.
    Tap Time Spent, then tap Notification Settings.
    Tap switch off next to Pause All and select a time.

  3. How do I unlike a photo on Instagram?

    If you’ve accidentally double tapped or tapped the heart icon below a post, you can remove the like by tapping the heart icon again.

  4. How to mute Instagram accounts without unfollowing?

    Go to the profile page of the profile you want to mute.
    Click the three dots in the top-right corner of the app.
    Click the Mute option.
    You can choose to mute Posts, Stories, or Both.

  5. How to not get muted on Instagram?

    Make sure to share only quality content. Don't post too often and make sure to use the correct hashtags.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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