Instagram Will Now Let You Mute Individuals You Comply with

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Instagram is taking a web page out of Twitter’s playbook. On Tuesday, the social media app introduced its latest replace, and it’ll enable customers to mute people with out unfollowing them.

In keeping with a press launch, the brand new characteristic might be rolled out over the following few weeks. As soon as applied, it would function equally to the mute perform on Twitter: You possibly can both mute individuals by going straight to their profile or just once you see a submit from an account in query. Each profiles and posts will now have a “mute posts” perform that seems once you faucet the three dots, which carry up the menu for sharing, reporting, and unfollowing. If you select to mute the individual, you will get to determine whether or not you simply need to mute their posts, or if you wish to mute their Tales as effectively. (You have at all times been in a position to mute tales by holding down on the individual’s Tales circle once they seem on the prime of your feed.)

To unmute the account, you choose the “unmute posts” perform by going to their profile and tapping “unmute posts,” or by deciding on “unmute posts” from the menu that seems once you click on the three dots on prime of their web page. Like with Twitter, the individual in query will not know when you determine to mute them, and you will stay following the account.

That is the most recent in a string of game-changing updates designed to enhance customers’ experiences on the app. Final month, Instagram introduced two new functions, a “Focus” mode that enables customers to take professional-looking portraits by means of the app, and an “@mention” sticker that lets customers tag their associates with a sticker. And in March, Instagram introduced a few changes to make customers’ newsfeed behave extra just like the previous chronological newsfeed.

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