How to Unmute a Story on Instagram

How to Unmute a Story on Instagram

Instagram is one of the popular social media platforms to know and engage with people you like over the internet. Be it your family, friends, relatives, or even the celebrities you admire. You can engage with any of them virtually through Instagram and share opinions, and pictures, or just create and share entertaining media posts publicly to create a strong bond with the other users. This way, you can know what your Instagram friends are up to through reels or stories they upload on the platform for others to see. But sometimes, users want to mute or unmute someone’s stories for some reason without unfollowing them but don’t know how to unmute someone’s Instagram story. So, this article brings you the methods to learn how to unmute a story on Instagram. Read and follow these methods to know how to unmute a story on IG with steps to mute them as well.

How to Unmute a Story on Instagram

How to Unmute a Story on Instagram

The Instagram features like posts, live videos, reels, DMs, and stories make this social media platform the most loved one, with currently over 1 billion monthly active users using it. Most of the time, you may mute the stories of some people just to take a break from their content or general life updates without unfollowing them. But if you want to get updates about them through their stories, then you can unmute them back. To do exactly that, follow the upcoming methods.

Method 1: Through Instagram Feed or Homepage

You can unmute the desired story on the Instagram app via feed or homepage, as discussed below.

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.

2. Locate the desired muted (greyed out) story from the top, as shown, and long press on it.

Locate the desired muted story. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

3. Tap on the Unmute story option, as depicted below.

Tap on the Unmute story option

4. Now, you will see the story unmuted in the Instagram feed.

you will see the story unmuted in the Instagram feed. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

Method 2: Through User Account Profile

There is also a way to unmute stories from the desired account you had muted earlier from. Read and follow the steps below to learn how to unmute a story on Instagram from an account profile.

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and tap the Profile icon from the bottom right corner, as shown below.

Open the Instagram app on your phone and tap the Profile icon from the bottom right corner

2. Tap on Following, placed next to your account name and profile picture, as illustrated.

Tap on Following placed next to your account name and profile picture. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

3. Tap on the desired profile account from your following list.

Tap on the desired profile account from your following list. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

4. Tap on the Following tab below their profile, as shown.

Tap on the Following tab below their profile

5. Tap the Mute option from the list.

Tap the Mute option from the list. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

6. Toggle off the Posts and Stories options to unmute the posts and stories from that account, as depicted.

Toggle off the Posts and Stories options to unmute the posts and stories from that account

Also Read: How to Read Instagram Messages Without Being Seen

Method 3: Through Account Settings

Moreover, you can unmute a story on Instagram from your own account settings with the help of the steps mentioned below.

1. In your Profile section, tap the Hamburger icon from the top right corner.

tap the Hamburger icon. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

2. Tap the Settings option.

Tap the Settings option

3. Tap on the Privacy option from the list.

Tap on the Privacy option from the list. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

4. Scroll down and tap the Muted accounts option under the Connections section.

Scroll down and tap the Muted accounts option under the Connections section

5. Tap on the desired muted accounts you wish to unmute.

Tap on the desired muted accounts you wish to unmute

6. Tap the Following tab under the profile, as shown.

Tap the Following tab under the profile

7. Tap on the Mute option.

Tap on the Mute option

8. Toggle off the Posts and Stories options, as shown below, to unmute the posts and stories from the desired profile account.

Toggle off the Posts and Stories

How to Mute a Story on Instagram

After learning to unmute the stories on Instagram, you can now mute them with the similar approaches mentioned above. You can choose and perform any of the three methods mentioned above to mute the desired stories back by just toggling on the disabled Posts and Stories options.

Toggle on the disabled Posts and Stories options. How to Mute or Unmute a Story on Instagram

Also Read: How to Fix Action Blocked on Instagram Error

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How to report a story on Instagram?

Ans: You can report an Instagram story by tapping on the Three-dotted icon > Report options in the desired story. You will come across multiple options to choose from for the query: Why are you reporting this post? Choose the desired option and proceed to report the Instagram story.

choose option to report the Instagram story

Q2. Can I pause an Instagram story?

Ans: Yes, you can pause any story on Instagram by long-pressing the story. You can long-press the story as long as you want.

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Now, you know how to unmute a story on Instagram with the methods mentioned above. You can share queries about this article or any suggestions for other topics you would like to learn from us. Drop those queries and suggestions in the comments box below.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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