Instagram is getting ready to launch a new feature, a mute option. The mute feature will allow you to hide videos and photos from specific users in your feed without having to unfollow.
The mute feature has been one of the most wanted for years because it allows instagramers to take greater control of their feed.
Instagram made the decision to add this feature to make the feed more personal and most of the users wanted it. “We’ve also heard it may be a useful tool for managing complex social dynamics,” said an Instagram spokesperson via BuzzFeed.
If you want to mute an account, then you can do so by tapping on the “…” menu in a user’s profile and selecting “Mute Posts” or “Mute Posts and Story.” You will still be able to see the posts that were muted by visiting that user’s profile.
And you will continue receiving notifications for photos that you were tagged in, even if that user was muted. Plus you will continue receiving direct messages from that user if they send them.