Mute Away – Instagram to come up with a new feature!

Few months back, when Facebook came up their feature which lets accounts unfollow their friend while still being friends with them – I was overjoyed. To be honest, you don’t really want to read updates of every single person BUT you wouldn’t want to unfriend them too.
Same goes with Twitter, they came up with the mute service a couple of years ago and I personally have muted several beautiful accounts whose bread and butter is to talk anti-women and slide into their DMs.
It makes quite convenient actually, especially when you don’t want to offend people/family by unfriending or unfollowing them.
Coming to what we are discussing today… Instagram has come up with a Mute service on Feed after testing mute feature for the stories earlier. Until now it was impossible to avoid several accounts (whom you don’t want to unfollow too) on your Instagram feed but with this new rollout, it will be a thing of the past!
“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 in your feed.”
To mute an account, tap the … menu in the corner of the post. From there, you can choose whether to mute posts, or mute posts and stories from an account. You can also mute posts and stories by pressing and holding on a story in your tray, or from a profile.
“With this change you make your feed even more personalised,” Instagram said in a statement. Read the complete statement.
Perhaps you have a friend who posts right from their ‘This is how I woke up’ to Deserts for the dinner or maybe it is all selfies all the time… the Mute feature will become your best friend!
The feature/service will be rolled out in the coming weeks across profiles.
Stay tuned and don’t forget to share your views with us in the comments section below.
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Megha Shrimali
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