Instagram is one of the most loved photo and video sharing platform. It’s terrific to share your fabulous shots with your friends and get plenty of likes and appreciable comments. I have a number of friends on Instagram whose hilarious videos or comic photos tickle my funny bones. Hence, I make sure to follow their stories with a lot of curiosity. However, there are some friends whose stories I want to avoid coming across due to some personal reasons.

Interestingly, there is a way to mute stories of any user. When you mute the stories of any friend, they appear at the end of the list even if they have been shared recently. Hence, you can easily avoid checking them out. Here is how it works!

How to Mute or Unmute Instagram Stories on iPhone and Android Phone

How to Mute Instagram Stories on iPhone and Android Phone

Note: Make sure you have updated Instagram to the latest version 9.4 on your smartphone before heading with the process.

Step #1. First off, launch the Instagram app on your smartphone.

Launch Instagram app on your smartphone

Step #2. Next, you will have to tap and hold on the circular profile photo of your friend whose stories you want to unfollow from the stories bar at the top.

Tap and hold on the circular profile photo of your friend

Step #3. Next, options from the bottom of the screen will show up, you need to tap on the “Mute user’s story”.

Tap on the “Mute user’s story”

Now, the profile picture of the person whose stories you have blocked will turn gray. Their stories will now appear at the end of the list in the feed.

How to Unmute Instagram Stories on iPhone and Android Phone

Some time back you muted the stories of one of your friends as you wanted to avoid them. But now the time has changed and you have developed a soft corner with your friend. What if you want to unmute the stories of that friend? It’s just as easy to do.

Step #1. Open Instagram on your smartphone.

Step #2. Go to the end of the list in the stories bar at the top.

Step #3. Now, you have to tap and hold the profile icon of the friend whose story you had muted.

tap and hold the profile icon of the friend

Step #4. Next, tap on “Unmute user’s story”

Next, tap on “Unmute user’s story”

That’s all there is to it! Henceforth, the stories of this friend will appear chronologically in your feed.

You may also read: How to Use Instagram Stories on iPhone and Android Phone

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