How to Mute People On Social Media | Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Messenger and Lots More

By | October 1, 2020

Muting people on social media is the best idea you could come up with as blocking might not be such a good one. How to mute people on social media platforms is one of the best questions anyone could ask given how annoying and creepy people could be on social media these days.

So here is how to mute people on various social media platforms easily and speedily.

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Muting People On Various Social Media Platforms

Let’s begin with the most popular social media platform;

Facebook

There are lots of ways to mute people on Facebook. You could mute their posts when you come across them which would be convenient or unfollow the account.

Go to your Facebook account and locate the post or profile of the person you want to mute. On the posts, tap on the three dots just on the upper right corner of the post and select “Snooze for 30 days” or “Hide Post”.

On the person’s profile, tap on the “Person Icon With a Mark” next to “Message” and select “Unfollow” from the pop-up menu. You can also bulk unfollow people by going to “Settings & Privacy”> “Settings” in the Facebook hamburger menu.

Then select “News Feed Preferences”> “Unfollow People to Hide their Posts” and then proceed to select the people you’d like to mute.

Facebook Messenger

Open the Facebook messenger app on your device or access messenger through Facebook.

  • Locate the chat or conversation you want to mute.
  • Swipe to the left on the conversation or Facebook Messenger handle.
  • Click on the Bell icon.
  • Then choose how long the muting should last. Personally, I’d choose “Until I turn it back on”.

WhatsApp

It’s almost the same process as Messenger. Open WhatsApp on your device.

  • Locate the chat or conversation you want to mute.
  • Hold a press on the chat or WhatsApp handle.
  • Tap on the “Mute” icon at the top. The mute icon is a speaker icon with a line drawn across it.
  • Choose how long you’d like to keep the conversation muted.
  • Specify if you’d like to receive notifications from the conversation.

Instagram

You can only mute people on Instagram through the Instagram app, it can’t be done via the Instagram web. You can’t mute accounts but you can mute posts and it works like a charm. Open the Instagram app on your device and follow the steps below;

  • On the post, tap on the three dots in the top right corner.
  • Then choose whether to “Mute Posts” or “Mute Posts and Story”.

You can find the people you’ve muted by navigating to your IG profile and tapping on the ellipsis in the top right corner. Then tap on “Settings”> “Privacy”> “Muted Accounts”.

Tik Tok

While you can’t exactly mute someone on Tik Tok unless you are willing to block them, you can mute their posts or videos. Open the Tik Tok app on your device and locate the post you want to mute.

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Then tap on it and select “Not Interested” from the pop-up options. Next, choose how you’d like to mute the video or post.

Twitter

Open Twitter on your device and adhere to the steps below;

  • Locate the profile or tweet of the person you’d like to mute.
  • On the profile, click on the three dots in the top right corner. On the tweet, tap on the drop-down arrow on the top right corner.
  • Next, select “Mute”.

To find and manage the people you’ve muted on Twitter, go the “Settings and Privacy” tab. Then select “Privacy and Safety”> “Muted Accounts”.

Telegram

Muting on Telegram is very similar to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Get to Telegram on your device and;

  • Locate the chat or Telegram handle you’d like to mute.
  • Hold a press on the conversation until a pop-up menu appears at the top.
  • Then tap on the “Mute” icon at the top. The mute icon is a speaker icon with a line drawn across it.
  • Lastly, select how long you’d like to mute the conversation. “Mute Forever” should be good enough.

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Snapchat

Muting on Snapchat is not really straightforward. Get to the Chat screen of the person or group you want to mute by, and then hold a press on the chat screen. On the menu that pops-up, choose “More”> “Message Notifications”> “Silent”.

You could also mute Snapchat stories by following the same process except, this time after pressing on the chat screen, select “More”> “Mute Story”.

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