Before explaining to you how to silence an Instagram account, let me give you some preliminary information about it.
First, you need to know that it is possible to mute a profile Instagram only through the official social network app available for Android and iOS. It should also be noted that the operation in question involves the reversible deactivation of the posts and stories of a user which, respectively, will no longer be shown in the Feed or in the section dedicated to Stories.
As for, however, the possibility of using Instagram from the web or through its application for Windows 10, you should know that neither of them allow you to mute the posts and / or Stories of a profile. The only things that allow you to do, with completely different effects than the procedure for silencing a person, is to block a user or stop following him.
Finally, I must inform you that it is not possible to mute your Instagram account. What you can do, if you intend to take a break from the well-known photographic social network, is instead temporarily deactivate your account or delete it permanently. For further information on all the topics I have just mentioned, visit the guides that I have linked to you. For the rest, read on and find out how to silence the accounts you follow on Instagram.
How to silence an Instagram profile
As anticipated, for mute an Instagram profile you have to use the app of the well-known photo social network for Android or iOS. Having said that, to start, start the app in question, pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device. After that, log in to your account if prompted.
Now, locate, via the Instagram search engine (theicon of the lens of ingrandimento located below), the profile of the user you want to mute, by typing his username and tapping on the corresponding search result.
Once the profile of the user to be silenced is displayed, press the button Follow already and, in the menu that is shown to you, tap on the item Silence. Now, move up ON the levers located in correspondence with the items Post and / or Stories, to silence the specific multimedia contents he published.
Alternatively, you can mute a user via the viewing section Stories in the screen Home (the'house icon) Of Instagram: in this case, press and hold on the history of the user to be silenced and, in the menu that is shown to you, press on the item disable. Finally, confirm the operation by pressing on the item Turn off the story or on the one named Turn off the story and posts.
How to reactivate silenced Instagram account
You silenced the Stories and post of a person on Instagram but, now, have you changed your mind and would like to reactivate the display of the content posted by the account in question? If so, don't worry and follow the directions I'm about to give you below.
To get started, launch the Instagram, by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device, then log in to your account, if required.
Now, press onicona dell'omino or tuo profilo miniature located at the bottom right, in order to reach your profile. Once this is done, press the ☰ icon located in the upper right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, tap on the item Settings.
At this point, go to the section Privacy> Muted accounts, by pressing on the relevant items, in order to see the list of people you have previously silenced. Now, to reactivate the deactivated posts and stories, click on user's name, to view his profile.
Then, press the button Follow already, tap on the item Silence and move the lever up OFF in correspondence with the words Post and / or Stories, depending on what you have previously muted. Easy, right?
How to silence your Instagram account
As anticipated, the solution you can put in place to silence your account Instagram is that relating to temporary deactivation of your profile. Alternatively, you can opt for the definitive cancellation of your account. In both cases, the procedures can only be carried out through the official website of the photographic social network, or by using its application for Windows 10.
Having said that, to proceed, connect to the official Instagram website or start the application for Windows 10, log in to your account and go to your profile screen.
Then, to temporarily deactivate your account, press on the item Edit the profile and click on the wording Temporarily disable my account. It indicates, therefore, the motivations related to this operation and confirm by pressing the button Temporarily disable the account. For more information about it, read my guide dedicated to the subject.
To permanently delete your account, instead, connected to the appropriate section of the social network, indicate the motivations for which you want to delete your account and confirm the operation by typing the Password of your account and pressing the button Delete my account permanently. In case of doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial dedicated to the topic.How to silence Instagram account