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23rd May 2018

Instagram introduce a feature meaning you won’t have to see all your “friends”

Alan Loughnane

Harmful online content watchdog

A handy little addition…

You’ve that one friend on Instagram who just rubs you up the wrong way, but you don’t want to unfollow them for fear of them finding out.

Instagram’s new “mute” feature will solve this problem for you.

A new update over the coming weeks will allow you to hide someone’s posts, or both their posts and their stories, from appearing on Instagram’s home screen.

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.

Muting is different from blocking, you can still go to the particular account to view the posts on their profile page, and still get notifications on comments and pictures that you’re tagged in.

Instagram said in a statement: “We’re aiming to make feed the best place to share and connect with the people and interests you care about. Mute will be rolling out over the coming weeks.”

All we’re happy about is the fact that we can harshly mute people in secret like the sweet and gracious people we are.

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