On their official blog, Instagram has announced a new feature that allows the users to mute both posts and stories. With this feature, users can now control what and who they see in their feeds without unfollowing friends.
Users will still be able to access their friends profiles even if they’ve muted them. Friends won’t know you’ve muted them and they can be unmuted at any time. You will, however, continue to receive alerts from muted users when they tag you in posts.
When the feature becomes available, there will be two ways to access it:
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
Instagram says that the feature will be “rolling out over the coming weeks.”