The feature is called Mute, and allows you to simply stop seeing what certain accounts that you follow post on your feeds, as well as their Instagram Stories, instead of outrightly unfollowing them. With the feature, you can still keep following an account, visit their profile page to view their posts and stories, get notified when they tag you in a post or comment, but you’d not see their posts and stories in your feed again.
There are three places from which you can mute an account.
- From your feed, open the overflow (…) menu in the right top corner of the post, tap on Mute and choose between muting just the account’s posts or both posts and stories.
- From the stories pane (at the top of your feed), press and hold on a story and tap on Mute.
- The above two steps, but from the account’s profile page.