Instagram Introduces the Mute Button

Soon, Instagram will give users the ability to mute accounts without unfollowing them.

This update will allow the app’s millions of users to have more control over what they see in their feeds. Instagram confirmed that muted accounts will not know they are being muted.

According to Newsweek, to mute an account, users can simply click the menu in the top right corner of the post they are viewing and choose whether to mute any updates from that particular account. Instagram said the feature will go live “in the coming weeks.”

Instagram detailed the update on their blog. “With this change, you can make your feed even more personalized to what matters to you. When you mute an account, you can still see posts on their profile page and get notified about comments or posts you’re tagged in. The accounts you mute will not be aware that you’ve muted them. You can always unmute an account to get their posts back.”

Earlier this month, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said more updates and changes will be coming to the app in the near future.

– Blair Halliday