Do you want to unmute someone on Instagram but don’t know how to do it?

If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.

There is always that one annoying friend who would not stop posting stupid stuff and sending you memes and reels on Instagram. 

When blocking them is not an option, you have no choice but to mute them on Instagram

But at some point in time, you might want to unmute them. 

In this guide, you will see how to unmute someone on Instagram. The process is quite simple and straightforward. All you have to do is follow the steps carefully. 

How to Unmute Someone on Instagram

Instagram allows you to mute messages as well as posts and stories on the platform. 

However, the process for muting and unmuting messages, posts, and stories is quite different. 

Let’s see how you can unmute Instagram messages as well as posts and stories:

Unmute Messages

Step 1: Open the messages on Instagram

Step 2: Go to the account you have muted and tap on it. 

Step 3: Now tap on their username in the top left corner. 

Step 4: Under Notifications, turn off the toggle for Mute messages

Unmute messages on Instagram

Unmute Posts

Step 1: Search for the profile you want to unmute. 

Step 2: Then click on the “Following” button. 

Step 3: Now tap on the Mute option from the drop-down menu. 

Unmute posts on Instagram

Step 4: From here, you can turn off the toggle to unmute both Instagram Posts and Stories

Unmute Instagram posts and stories

That’s it!

However, if you wish to mute back the person later in the future, you can follow the same process.

But if you do not know the users you have muted and want to see a list of users that you’ve muted, here is how you can do it:

Step 1: Go to your profile and tap on the hamburger icon in the top-right corner. 

Step 2: Now tap on Settings

Instagram settings

Step 3: Go to Privacy

Instagram privacy

Step 4: Scroll down and tap on Muted accounts

Muted accounts on Instagram

Here, you will be able to see all the accounts you have muted and then you can even unmute them one by one.

How to Unmute Someone’s Instagram Story

Instagram gives you a choice to mute Instagram posts or stories or both. So if you just want to see the stories from a particular account and still want to keep their feed posts to mute, you can simply unmute their Instagram stories

Here’s how you can do that:

Step 1: Open the account for which you wish to unmute Instagram stories. 

Step 2: Now tap the Following icon to reveal the menu. 

Step 3: Here, tap on the Mute option. 

Step 4: Then turn off the toggle for Stories

Unmute stories on Instagram

That’s it! Now you will be able to see the stories from that particular account. 

Why Can’t You Unmute Someone on Instagram?

There are two main reasons why you can’t unmute someone on Instagram: 

  • If you have already blocked someone from Instagram, then you will no longer have the option to unmute them. To do that, you will have to unblock them first and then follow the process again.
  • If you have unfollowed someone on Instagram, then you won’t be able to unmute them. This is because you will no longer see their posts and stories in your feed, so the option to mute them does not make sense. 


The process to unmute someone on Instagram is quite easy to implement. Just make sure that you have not blocked or unfollowed the account after muting them on Instagram because then you will not be able to unmute them again. 

We hope this guide solved your query, and if you still have any questions, don’t forget to leave them below in the comment section.