Muting someone on Instagram can have two meanings: you won’t see their posts or stories in your feed, and you won’t be notified about their messages. Instagram doesn’t notify the other person when you mute them, but if you decide to remove someone from the mute list, here’s how to unmute them on Instagram.
How to Unmute Posts on Instagram
To unmute someone’s posts on Instagram, follow these steps:
- Go to the person’s profile in the Instagram app.
- Tap on the “Following” button.
- Choose “Mute” from the menu and turn off the toggle for “Posts” to unmute their posts.
How to Unmute Stories on Instagram
Unmuting stories is similar to unmuting posts on Instagram. Open the person’s profile, tap the “Following” button, and select “Mute.” Turn off the toggle next to “Stories” to unmute their stories.
Note: Unmuting posts and stories work independently of each other. Unmuting posts won’t unmute stories and vice versa.
How to View Muted Accounts
To view all the Instagram accounts you have muted, follow these steps:
- Open your profile screen and tap on the three-bar icon at the top. Select “Settings” from the menu.
- Go to “Privacy > Muted accounts.”
- Here, you will find all the muted accounts listed. Under each profile’s name, you will see whether you have muted their story, posts, or both.
To unmute someone, tap on their account name, reach their profile screen, tap the “Following” button, press “Mute,” and turn off the respective toggle for stories or posts.
How to Unmute Someone on Instagram on PC
Unfortunately, you cannot unmute someone on a computer or from the Instagram mobile site. You will have to use the Instagram mobile apps to unmute a profile.
Note: Muting or unmuting someone gets synced across all the devices where you are logged into Instagram.
How to Unmute Messages on Instagram
When you mute messages from someone on Instagram, you will see a speakerphone icon with a slash next to their name in the chats list. To unmute messages on Instagram mobile apps, open their chat thread, tap on their name at the top, and turn off the toggle next to “Mute messages” or “Mute call notifications” depending on what you want to unmute.
To unmute someone on the Instagram web version, open the chat and click on the “(i)” icon. Uncheck the box next to “Mute messages.”
How to Unmute Comments on Instagram
With Instagram’s Restrict feature, you can moderate comments from restricted profiles. If you have restricted someone and want to receive comments from them, open Instagram “Settings > Privacy > Restricted accounts.” Tap on the “Unrestrict” button next to the person.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Happens When You Unmute Someone on Instagram: When you unmute an Instagram account, they won’t be notified about it. You will start seeing their posts or stories on your feed depending on what you unmuted. If you unmuted messages, you will start receiving message notifications from them.
What’s the Difference Between Unfollow and Mute: Muting simply hides posts and stories from your view, while unfollowing does the same but requires you to follow the person again to see their posts. Muting is done stealthily, while unfollowing can be easily noticed. Following someone back after unfollowing sends a notification.
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