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

There are three ways to silence a contact on Instagram and stop following a person's life on the social network without them knowing it. 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 in a polite way. Check out the step by step below:

How to silence Stories on Instagram

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

Through the feed:

1. Open Instagram;

2. When viewing the profile image of the contact in the stories, tap on it for a few seconds;

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

Mute Instagram contact

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 publications.

Through the user profile:

1. Open Instagram;

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

Mute Instagram contact

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. V in the three-dot icon, located in the upper right corner;

Mute Instagram contact

6. Choose the option Mute;

7. Then choose Mute story.

How to silence posts in the Instagram feed

It is possible to silence only posts made by the person, so that they are no longer displayed in your feed. However, if you want to see the user's posts sporadically, just enter their profile.

Through the feed:

1. Open Instagram;

2. When viewing the publication of a person who no longer wishes to follow, touch the three-dot icon, located next to the user's name;

Mute Instagram contact

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

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

Through the user profile:

1. Open Instagram;

2. Touch the magnifying glass cone;

Mute Instagram contact

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. V in the three-dot icon, located in the upper right corner;

6. Choose the option Mute;

Mute Instagram contacts

7. Then choose Mute posts.

How to mute Instagram messages

When silencing messages, the user will no longer receive notifications when a specific user or group sends content via inbox. However, if you access the message box, you can open and view the message as normal.

1. Open 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 on their name for a few seconds;

Mute Instagram contacts

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 to 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 cone formed by the letter i inside a circle, in the upper right corner;

Mute Instagram contacts

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

How do I know if someone silenced me on Instagram?

When silencing a contact, Instagram claims that the person will not be informed about the action. That is why, natively, there is no resource that lets you know who no longer views your stories or publications. Or, those who do not receive notifications of their messages.

However, if a person always liked your post or viewed the stories and suddenly stopped, it may be that they have silenced 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 networks.

See how to archive and unarchive photos and videos on Instagram

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

Sometimes we have a contact on the social network that we wish would not follow our social life as much, 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 to remove followers or hide your stories from someone without your friend knowing it.

How to hide your stories from a contact on Instagram

1. Open Instagram;

2. Touch the magnifying glass cone;

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

4. Then touch the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the user's page;

Mute Instagram contacts

5. Select the option Hide your story;

6. Confirm your choice at Hide.

How to remove a follower on Instagram

1. Open Instagram;

2. Touch the cone with your profile image in the bottom right corner of the screen;

3. Then, go to Followers;

4. In the search field, located at the top of the app, type the user name of the contact

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

Mute Instagram contact

6. In the window that opens, confirm your choice at To remove.

Thus, the user will stop following him and will not be alerted about it.

If he has an open profile, he can view his photos by accessing his page on the social network. However, no longer see your publications in your feed. If your profile is closed, the contact can no longer see your posts.

If you have a business and want to professionalize it on the social network, see how to convert your personal account into a commercial profile on Instagram.