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3 Ways to Know if Someone Muted You on Instagram

Do you think that someone muted you on Instagram? Are you looking for a way to know if someone muted you?

If you’re seeking answers to these queries, you’re in the right place.

If someone mutes your posts, it’ll negatively affect your engagement rate.

This is because your posts will no longer show up on their feed.

As such, they won’t like your posts unless they deliberately visit your profile.

It’s important to find people that muted you so that you can take action.

At the end of the day, if one of your mutual followers isn’t interacting with your posts, why should you like theirs?

In this article, you’ll learn 3 different ways to know if someone muted you on Instagram.

You can use these ways to find out whether someone actually muted you on Instagram or not.

Table of Contents

  1. Add the person to your close friends list
  2. Use a third-party app
  3. They aren’t in your stories’ viewer list
  4. Conclusion

How to Know if Someone Muted You on Instagram

How do you know if someone muted you on Instagram?

To know if someone muted you on Instagram, you can either add the person to your close friends’ list, use a third-party app, or check who viewed your story.

There isn’t a perfect way to check whether someone muted you or not, but these three ways work the best.

Instagram does not notify you if someone mutes you.

Instagram doesn’t notify if someone mutes you, so you have to use these ways to find it out yourself.

As mentioned earlier, people who mute your posts will negatively affect your engagement rate.

So, it’s important to know who muted you so that you can take action.

1. Add the person to your close friends list

Instagram close friends list

The first way to find out if someone muted you on Instagram is to add them to your close friends list.

This method is great if you want to find out whether a specific person has muted your Instagram story.

To use this method, you shouldn’t already have an existing close friends list. Otherwise, you need to delete everyone from the list for this purpose.

In order for this to work, you shouldn’t have an existing close friends list.

If you happen to have created a close friends list already, you can delete everyone from the list for this purpose.

Then, only add the specific person that you want to know whether they muted you on the list.

Next, post a story on your close friends list. Wait for a few hours and check whether the person has viewed your Instagram story.

If they didn’t, then they have a high chance of muting your story.

But even if they didn’t view your story, that does not mean that they muted your Instagram story.

Some people don’t watch stories on their timeline as often as others.

So, in order to determine whether the person really muted your story, you need to post more than one story.

This will increase the chances of the person actually viewing it if they didn’t mute you.

This process is quite complex, so here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do it:

  1. Add the person that you want to check to your close friends list.
  2. Post a story on your close friends list.
  3. Wait and check whether the person has viewed your story.

You should repeat the process at least twice to increase the chances of them viewing your story (if they didn’t mute your story).

If you repeated the process at least twice and the person didn’t view it, then they might have muted your Instagram story.

2. Use a third-party app

Instagram ghost followers

Secondly, you can download and use a third-party app to find out whether someone muted you on Instagram.

This method is specifically for finding out whether someone has muted your posts.

If you want to find out whether someone has muted your stories instead, go back to the first method.

Third-party apps give you the ability to see your ghost followers (followers that are not interacting with your posts).

There’s a high chance that some of your ghost followers have muted your posts.

Third-party apps allow you to see who unfollowed you, who is not following you, your ghost followers, and more.

The feature that you’ll want to be using is something along the lines of “Ghost followers” or “Least engaged followers”.

The general idea is to find the followers that have interacted with your posts the least.

That way, you’ll be able to tell who muted your posts or not.

You can do that by downloading an Instagram analytics app on the App Store/Google Play Store.

Simply type in, “Instagram analytics” or “Instagram insights” and download one of the apps in the search results.

After you downloaded it, you’ll want to find the feature called, “Ghost followers” or “Least engaged followers”.

However, this feature is mostly a paid feature, so you’ll have to purchase it in order for you to utilize it.

Unfortunately, if you don’t purchase the feature, you won’t be able to know the followers that are not interacting with your posts.

Once you purchased the feature, you can look through the list and find whether the specific person that you’re looking for is in there.

If the person is on the list, then there’s a high chance that they’ve muted your posts because they are not interacting with any.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this:

  1. Download an Instagram analytics app.
  2. Purchase the “Ghost followers” feature.
  3. Look through the “Ghost followers” list and find whether the specific person that you’re looking for is in there.

This method is reliable if you want to check whether a specific person has muted your Instagram posts.

If you happen to find the person in the “Ghost followers” list, they might have muted your posts as they are not liking them.

Otherwise, they are either inactive on Instagram or didn’t bother to like posts.

3. They aren’t in your stories’ viewer list

Instagram story viewers

The final way to know if someone muted you on Instagram is if they don’t view your stories anymore.

If they viewed your stories consistently in the past but didn’t view them recently, then they might have muted your stories.

This method is not as effective as the previous two as you’ll have to be extremely observant.

So, I wouldn’t recommend using it unless you’ve been constantly keeping track of who viewed your stories.

However, it still works as intended if you’re always looking at the viewer list on your stories.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do this:

  1. Post a story on Instagram.
  2. Check whether a specific person has viewed your story before 24 hours.
  3. Repeat the process.

If you posted multiple stories over the span of weeks and the person didn’t view your stories, then they might have muted your stories.

Otherwise, the person is either inactive on Instagram, or they don’t bother watching stories.

FAQ

What happens when you are muted on Instagram?

There are four muting features on Instagram—mute posts, mute stories, mute posts and stories, and mute direct messages.

When you are muted on Instagram, your posts/stories/notifications will not show up to the person that have muted you.

Firstly, when your posts are muted on Instagram by one of your followers, your posts will not be shown on their feed.

Next, if your stories are muted, they will no longer show up on the person’s timeline.

Lastly, if your direct messages are muted, the person will stop getting message notifications from you.

Will someone know I muted them on Instagram?

No, the person will not know that you muted them on Instagram.

Muting someone on Instagram will not send a notification to them.

Whenever you mute someone on Instagram, they will not be notified of it.

The only way they are able to know that you muted them is if they used the methods in this article.

Otherwise, they will not be able to know that you muted them.

How do you know if someone muted your messages on Instagram?

If someone muted your messages on Instagram, you won’t be able to see their activity status.

You will not be able to see the person’s activity status if they have muted your messages on Instagram.

Before someone mutes you on Instagram, you should be able to see their activity status.

For example, if they are currently online, you’ll be able to see this status under their username, “Active Now”.

However, if the person muted you, the status under their username will be blank.

Conclusion

Being muted on Instagram has many disadvantages, so it’s best to avoid getting muted if you want to maintain your engagement rate.

For instance, whenever someone mutes your posts, your posts will no longer show up on the person’s feed.

This means that they will stop interacting with your posts.

If your posts are muted by multiple people, your engagement rate will drop dramatically.

A great way to mitigate people from muting your posts is to post no more than once a day.

If you post too often, people are more likely to mute your posts.

On the contrary, you should post less instead of more.

Further Reading

> 12 Reasons Why You’re Getting Less Likes on Instagram

> How to Find Someone on Instagram Without an Account

> Instagram Stories Not Uploading: How to Fix

Author: Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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