How To Mute Someone On Instagram, Facebook And Twitter Without Them Knowing

The ability to mute someone gives users (especially social media users) the option to remove content that does not bring them joy. Rather than blocking, unfriending, or unfollowing someone, the mute capability can go undetected while removing any person’s content from news feeds, timelines, etc.

Whether you’re an avid use of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or even WhatsApp, you can easily mute someone’s updates. More importantly, muting someone keeps your friend’s status alive, making it more difficult for the muted to detect what you’ve done.

How to Mute Someone – Instagram

To mute someone on Instagram follow these steps:

Step 1

  On every post, you’ll see the ellipsis (…) button, tap it.

Step 2

You’re now presented with various options including Report, Embed, and Mute.

Step 3

Tap Mute.

Step 4

Select either Mute Posts or “Mute Posts and Story”. This option is also available via user profiles, again by pressing the ellipsis button.

How to Mute Someone – Facebook

If you’d like to mute someone on Facebook do this:

Step 1

Visit a profile or page and click ‘Following’ (on Facebook’s website) or tap More (in the Facebook app).

Step 2

Select “Unfollow”.

Step 3

You can also unfollow users in your news feed by clicking the three-dot menu on a post and choosing “Hide post”, “Snooze for 30 days” or “Unfollow”.


How to Mute Someone – Twitter

To mute someone’s account on Twitter follow these instructions:

Step 1

Visit the user’s profile page and click the three-dot menu button next to their name.

Step 2

This reveals options including Mute.

Step 3

Click Mute and confirm the action.

How to Mute Someone – WhatsApp

To silence them, scroll to any message or group chat, then press and hold the message.

Once selected, you’ll see a blocked-out speaker at the top of the screen. Click the speaker.

Now you have options to mute notifications for eight hours, one week, or one year.

Make your choice, then tap OK.

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