We all know what it’s like to follow/be friends with someone on social media who you just don’t want to see/hear from anymore.
While there may be no “real drama” between you two, you just get really tired of seeing their selfies every single day, or their ridiculous political views all up on your feed. One would think that the easiest solution would simply be to “unfollow” them–but, any social media user knows that this can cause more drama than we’re interested in.
Twitter, however, has had a feature for some time that we’ve all taken advantage of–the mute button. Therefore, you still “follow” the person, their posts just don’t appear on your timeline. People have been begging Instagram to follow in Twitter’s footsteps and add a mute button of their own.
Please can you add a mute button to our options?
I reckon I speak for a few who want to mute people who you can’t unfollow without hurting their feelings.
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) April 19, 2018
instagram is in real need of a mute button ??
— ella eyre (@EllaEyre) May 16, 2018
Is there a ‘mute’ button yet on instagram..?
— Tobi HaHa (@TobiHaaHaa) May 20, 2018
Hi @instagram can u please make a mute button for people…??
— Caity Babs (@CiBabs) May 22, 2018
Now, all of your prayers have finally been answered because Instagram has officially released a “mute” button–which, allows you to mute anyone you follow (or don’t) on the app. All you need to do is click on the three dots on any user’s photo, and click “Mute.” You can then choose if you want to just mute their posts, or also their story.
If you mute someone on Instagram, you can still view their page/photos and receive DM’s from them, you just won’t see their posts and/or story on your feed any longer. People online have been extremely excited and happy that the photo-sharing app has finally delivered.
Instagram is releasing a mute button. I’m super hyped
— Elise Swopes (@Swopes) May 22, 2018
Instagram finally rolling out a mute button is my christmas/birthday/new years eve all rolled into one. Praise be to the most high.
— Blockhead (@BlockheadNYC) May 22, 2018
Instagram is adding a mute button and I’ve never been happier!!!! No more sorority girl dread!!!!! No more selfies!!! God bless!
— Jordan Cox (@chordandjocks) May 22, 2018
Instagram is finally going to get a mute button, hallelujah!
— Sofia (@Ohh_Sofia) May 22, 2018
Instagram added a mute button. Now I’m capable of ignoring you without hurting your feelings
— ????? ???????? ? (@Kingferchi) May 22, 2018