Instagram gives the users an option to mute someone on their following list so that they will no longer see posts and stories from that person. If someone was one of your top commenters or viewers and recently you there is no engagement from them to your post and stories you might be wondering if they have muted you and how to know if someone muted you on Instagram.
In this article, we will be sharing a couple of ways through which you can find out if someone has muted your Instagram stories and posts. But before we start this article let me tell you that there is no fixed chance that someone has muted you because Instagram doesn’t reveal this.
How To Know If Someone Muted You On Instagram?
Muting someone on Instagram means that you will no longer see updates from the person you have muted. These include their recent posts and stories but not the messages, although you can mute that person from the DM section.
Both of you will be following each other and the person you have muted will don’t even get notification related to it. It’s one of the best ways of preventing yourself from people whom you cannot unfollow and still want to be friends with.
Instagram does not allow users to know if someone has muted them because of its privacy policies and there is no working way or a method through which you can find out exactly who has muted you but don’t lose hope because there are some tricks through which you can at least have a guess about a person if they have muted you.
Through A Close Friend List
It is the best method to know if someone has muted you on Instagram but for this method to work, you should first have a suspicion on someone you think has muted you. The best way for this is to first check your friend list and then filter out the person who used to View, comment and like all your posts and stories on Instagram but suddenly has gone ghost and there is no engagement from them on your posts.
After filtering out the person whom you have a suspicion on you need to add that person to your close friend’s list and make sure you remove all the previous people added on your close friend’s list, only one person whom you have a doubt about should be in your closed friends.
Follow the steps given below to make a close friends list:
Step 1: Open your Instagram profile and swipe left to the camera section.
Step 2: Now click on the settings icon at the top left corner.
Step 3: Click on “Story” and then go to “Close friends”.
Step 4: If you already have people on your close friend’s list click on “Remove all” and then add the person you have suspicion on.
Now after adding the person, post any story on your close friend’s list and wait for some time. The close friend’s list only has one person so if they have muted your stories then they will not be able to see it in their stories section and you will not have their view on your posted story.
You can try this method two or three times and if still there is no view then there are chances that the person has muted you on Instagram.
Using Third-party Applications
Third-party apps that track Instagram followers and show account analytics, followers, un-followers have a feature called “Ghost followers”. The ghost followers include the people who have the least or no engagement in your Instagram account.
This feature is mostly paid in these apps and using third-party apps also increases the risk of your password getting leaked because you will have to enter your Instagram Id and password in the app.
I would not recommend using such apps because of privacy issues but if you still wish to find your ghost followers you can go ahead and try these applications.
How To Mute Someone On Instagram?
Follow the steps given below to mute someone on Instagram:
Step 1: Open your Instagram account and search for the person you want to mute.
Step 2: Click on “Following” in their profile and go to “Mute”.
Step 3: Now turn on the mute option for “Post” and “Story” and go back.
The person will now be muted and you will no longer see their posts and stories on your feed.
If You Mute Someone On Instagram Can They See Your Story?
Yes, they will be able to see all your stories unless you hide your stories from them.
If You Mute Someone On Instagram, Can They Still DM You?
Yes, they will still be able to DM you on Instagram and you will receive their message notifications.
The feature to mute someone on Instagram saves you from a lot of explanations than unfollowing the person. You will still follow the person but will no longer see updates on your feed from that person. In this blog post, we have answered one of the common questions of Instagram users that “How to know if someone muted you on Instagram” and listed the ways which can give you an idea of who that person might be, you can try these methods but there will be no exact proof that a particular person has muted you.
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