Instagram has been testing a couple of new features recently such as the ability to see how much time you have spent in the app and see when you have caught up with all of the new posts in your timeline. There’s one new feature that hasn’t appeared online in recent weeks that Instagram has gone ahead and announced officially today. The Facebook-owned service has announced that you will now be able to mute your friends.

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Mute has been described by Instagram as a new way to control what posts you see in the app. It will let you hide posts in your feed from select accounts without having to unfollow them.

Even if an account is muted, you will be able to see posts on their profile page and will also get notifications about comments or posts that you’re tagged in. The account that’s muted will not be aware that they have been muted and should you have a change of heart, unmuting an account is always a tap away.

An account can be muted in Instagram by tapping on the “…” menu in the corner of the post. It will present options to mute posts or mute posts and stories from an account. This can also be done by pressing and holding on a story in the tray or from a profile.

Instagram says that this feature will be rolling out to all users in the coming weeks.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Apps and Instagram. Source: instagram-press

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