How to Mute Someone on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
In a world where there’s tendency to be offended by another human, it is possible for people to move away from people that offend us. This also plays out on social media. With the myraid of hate speech, rant that can tamper with our peace of mind, it is important we censor what comes into our news feed.
While the next thing we can think of to do when we are annoyed by people on our social media space is to block them, there are other ways to prevent your news feed from showing their post without them knowing that they offended you. In this post, we give you a guide on how to mute that disturbing person from your news feed.
How to Mute Someone on Facebook
Facebook boasts of several ways to mute disturbances that you are facing on the platform.
1. Navigate to the profile or page you want muted. Click following if you’re on the website or tap More if you’re on the app.
2. Select Unfollow
It is also possible to unfollow users in your news feed by tapping the three-dot menu of a post. After that, select Hide Post, Snooze for 30 days or Unfollow.
The method of muting from news feed is actually simpler and easier because as you scroll through your news feed, you’re muting. After selecting any of the options, the post and the poster will no longer appear on your timeline.
How to Mute Someone on Facebook Messenger
You can also mute people on Messenger with easy steps. Follow them below to achieve this.
Mute Messenger Chats on Desktop
1. Go to the chat window of that person you want to mute.
2. Click the cog icon.
3. Select any of the options there: Ignore Messages or Mute Conversation.
Mute Messenger Chats on Mobile
1. In the conversation, tap the “i” icon which stands for information button.
2. Tap Ignore Messages which gets all messages to the Message Request Inbox.
You can also go through this route; Notifications > Mute Conversation.
Then, you can dictate how long you want your contact to be muted – from 15 minutes to as long as you want.
How to Mute Someone on Instagram
There’s now a Mute button on Instagram that can be used to quieten profiles, posts, and stories. Not everyone has this feature on their app yet, as Instagram is still releasing it across all platforms. So be patient, it will soon be available to you.
How to Mute Instagram Posts
1. Every post has the ellipsis button represented by three dots. Tap this button.
2. Various options will come up including Report, Embed, and Mute.
3. Tap Mute.
4. Choose from the option: Mute Posts or Mute Posts and Story. You can also see this option on people’s profile by tapping the ellipsis button there.
How to Mute Instagram Stories
You can also mute Instagram Stories by long-pressing on the profile photo of the user.
By this action you will see the option for muting a user and their stories.
How to Mute Someone on Twitter
Twitter allows you to mute people on the platform through two means.
One, you have to go to their profile and block them and the other one is via users tweet from where you can perform removal of certain kind of content.
Mute Accounts on Twitter
1. Navigate to the profile of the user you want to mute and tap the three-dot menu beside their name.
2. This will open up more options in which Mute is part of.
3. Select Mute and confirm.
How to Mute a Tweet
To do it on individual tweet, select the arrow which is at the top of the tweet.
You’ll see two options: Mute @username or ‘I don’t like this Tweet’ .
When you select the latter, you are telling Twitter that you dislike the tweet and instructing Twitter Algorithm to block post that are similar in nature to that post in future.
And there you go! You are now armed with the knowledge of muting people without stress. You don’t have to worry about seeing such posts or hearing from that person who terrorizes your space. By muting, you can have a clean and clear air on your social media space. Did you find this post helpful? Why not comment and share!
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