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How To Unmute Someone’s Instagram Story – 3 Easy Methods

Unmute Someone's Instagram Story

Muting is a helpful way of silently removing someone’s activity from your Instagram News Feed without letting that person know. When muting someone, you can mute their posts, stories, or both without unfollowing them. But if you muted someone’s story in the past or mistakenly muted someone, use these methods to unmute them.

3 Ways to Unmute Someone’s Instagram Story

You can use these methods to unmute and unhide someone’s stories and posts. Moreover, these methods can also be used to mute posts and stories of people you don’t want to follow anymore:

  1. Unmute a Story by Directly Going to the Person’s IG Profile
  2. Use Instagram Settings to Unmute Someone’s IG Story or Posts or Both
  3. Unmute a Story from the Stories Section on your Instagram News Feed

1. Unmute a Story by Directly Going to the Person’s IG Profile

If you want to unmute the story or posts of someone you’re following, you can directly go to their profile and use the unmute options to perform this. But this method works only if you remember the person’s name or username. Follow these steps:

  • Launch the Instagram app.
  • Tap the Explore button (magnifying glass icon) at the bottom of the screen.
Instagram app News Feed on Android
  • Type the name of the Instagram profile whose stories you want to unmute.
  • Once you reach the Instagram account profile page of the person, tap the ‘Following’ button.
Google profile open on Instagram app
  • It’ll open a list of options. Select ‘Mute.’
Following options for a profile on Instagram app
  • Toggle off the switch next to ‘Stories.’
stories
  • If you have muted their posts, you can also unmute them from here.

If you don’t remember the name of the Instagram account whose stories you muted, which you want to unmute, follow the next 2 methods.

2. Use Instagram Settings to Unmute Someone’s IG Story or Posts or Both

We usually don’t remember the exact name or username of Instagram accounts. So, if you can’t recall the name of the person you want to unmute, don’t worry. You can unmute their stories without remembering their name as well.

You can go to Instagram settings and muted accounts to see which people you have muted and then select the account you want to unmute the stories of. Follow below:

  • Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Tap your profile picture at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Instagram News Feed on the Instagram app for Android
  • Select the hamburger icon at the top right corner on the next screen.
  • From the list, choose ‘Settings.’
Profile hamburger menu on Instagram app
  • On the Settings menu, pick ‘Privacy.’
  • Swipe down and select ‘Muted accounts.’
Privacy settings menu on the Instagram app
  • You’ll find a list of Instagram accounts you muted. Tap the account you want to unmute the stories of.
  • You’ll be taken to the profile of the account.
  • Tap ‘Following.’
Google Instagram profile open on Instagram app
  • On the opened list, choose ‘Mute.’
Mute stories
  • You’ll see that the switch for ‘Stories’ would be turned on, which means that its stories are muted. Tap the toggle to switch it off.
Mute options of a profile on Instagram app

3. Unmute a Story from the Stories Section on your Instagram News Feed

A faster method of unmuting someone’s story is from the story feed on the top of the screen of your Instagram feed. Instagram keeps even muted stories in the far-right end of the stories section.

So, if you swipe right to the end of the stories list, you’ll find stories of muted accounts. So, you can unmute stories by finding the account that you want to unmute the stories.

  • Open Instagram.
  • On the News Feed, swipe left on the story feed and reach the end.
  • You’ll see muted stories there.
  • Find the Instagram account’s story you want to mute and long-press it.
  • It’ll show a small list. Tap Unmute Story.
unmute story

This method is useful for accounts that aren’t following too many people. They can swipe right and find the muted stories. But if you are following a lot of profiles and the stories bar seems never-ending, it’ll not be easy to find the story you want to unmute.

Moreover, you may have many accounts or stories muted, so it may be hard to spot the account that you want to unmute the stories. You might not easily find the account if you don’t remember the person’s profile picture. So, to avoid problems, use Method 2.

Conclusion

Unmuting the stories of people on Instagram is straightforward. You can unmute a person’s stories from the story bar on the news feed, by going to the person’s profile, or from your Instagram settings.