Just like whatsapp mute feature, Instagram is rolling out the mute feature that will let you mute anyone who posts you don’t want to see on your feed. The feature is expected to be available on both Android and iOS in the coming weeks.
The new feature makes it easier for you to personalise your feed without unfollowing any of your followers. For users who are forced to follow back their followers, i think this feature is perfect for you guys as you can quietly mute that your annoying friend posts without unfollowing him/her.
Your action to mute anyone will also be a secret between you and Instagram as the muted one won’t be informed of the action, or be able to discern it. Remember, muting anyone won’t make the notifications silent if you’re tagged in posts or comments by the same user.
According to instagram, To utilise the new development, tap the three dots (…) menu button from the corner of the post of the user of whom you’d like to mute and then press the Mute option. Instagram will after that ask you to choose whether you’d want to mute just posts or stories or posts as well as stories from that user. You can also mute posts and stories by pressing and holding on a story in your tray, or from a profile.
Also, you can unmute any of the previously muted users by visiting their Instagram profile.
Looking at its functionality, The arrival of the Mute feature on Instagram will be of great help to minimize data being used on instagram platform and also help some to stop seeing annoying pics with no value. As instagram user, I advice you to start following unknown people on Instagram just to make them follow you back