How to Unfollow and Stop Seeing Someone’s Posts on Instagram Feed

The first step is to make your Instagram account private by going to your profile, tapping the menu icon, selecting Settings > Privacy > Account Privacy and toggling on “Private Account”. This ensures only people you approve can see your posts.

Use the Mute Feature

Instagram has a “Mute” feature that allows you to hide someone’s posts and stories from your feed without unfollowing them. To use this:

  • Go to their profile page and tap “Following”
  • Select “Mute”
  • Choose to mute Posts, Stories or both

This completely removes their content from your feed. They won’t be notified and you can unmute them anytime.

Hide Posts and Stories

You can also hide posts and stories directly from your feed. Tap the three dots on a post or story and select “Hide” or “Mute”. This will remove that specific piece of content.

Adjust Story Settings

Go to Settings > Privacy > Story and adjust who can view or share your story. You can exclude specific people here.

Use a Third Party App (Use Caution)

Some third party apps like PhantomBuster claim to offer mass unfollow/mute capabilities. However, be cautious of apps that violate Instagram’s terms as they can get your account banned.

Best Practices

  • Be selective and strategic when muting or unfollowing
  • Don’t overdo it as that looks suspicious
  • Continue engaging genuinely with content you enjoy
  • Review privacy settings regularly

I hope this guide gives you all the tools to curate your Instagram feed and protect your privacy! Let me know if you have any other questions.