How to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing? [2 easy methods]

Instagram is all about making friends and following loved ones and family members. I have also followed many friends and users, but now I am getting too many irrelevant posts on my insta feed. If this is the case with you also, and you want to get rid of it, this will be helpful. In this post, we will see how to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing in easy step-by-step instructions.

How to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing

Does Instagram notify when you unfollow?

Once you unfollow someone on Instagram, they will not be notified, but if they open your Profile, they can know you have unfollowed them. For the same reason, I couldn’t unfollow many connections and was left stranded with a cluttered Instagram Feed. Then I did some research and found out how to get rid of Unwanted Posts from the users while still following them. We will see how to do it.

How to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing?

There are two features offered on Instagram which lets you declutter your feed and take a break from users from which you don’t want to see their posts on your feed.

A] MUTE – How to unfollow someone from Instagram without knowing them by muting?

There is one feature on Instagram which lets you kind of unfollow someone without them knowing. The feature is called the ‘Mute’ option. By muting someone you will not notification of user’s activity, no posts on your feed. If you mute someone, they will not know if you are not following you because there is still a ‘Following’ tag at their end. We will see how to mute someone from the Instagram App and Website.

  1. Open Instagram App on your smartphone.
  2. Open the username with which you want to take a break.
  3. Then, tap on the ‘Following’ button from their profile.
  4. Now, on the menu options, select the ‘Mute’ option.tap on following and tap mute
  5. Enable for both – Posts and Stories features.Toggle mute switch

How to mute someone from Instagram Web? – Currently, you cannot mute from the Website. You must use a smartphone app to mute someone.

Read our detailed guide on how to mute someone on Insta.

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B] RESTRICT – How to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing by Restricting?

If you feel ‘Mute’ is not sufficient and want more privacy then you can restrict users from being contacting you. Users will not be notified if you restrict them to Instagram. All the messages coming from the user will go to the ‘Requests’ option so they won’t see when you have read it.

  1. Open Instgram App on your smartphone.
  2. Open the username with which you want to take a break.
  3. Then, tap on the ‘Following’ button from their profile.
  4. Now, on the menu options, select the ‘Restrict’ option.
  5. Confirm your selection and tap the ‘Restrict Account‘ option.
  6. Done, the user is now restricted.

By using these two features you will be able to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing. In any of these methods, the user will not be notified.

If you want to again un-restrict the user and unmute them, you can do so by following the same steps. Read our guides on how to unmute someone to know the step-by-step process.

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Summary

In this guide, we have seen two methods using which you can easily take a break from the user and you now know how to unfollow someone on Instagram without them knowing. In case you have any doubts/queries regarding the information provided in the article, let us know in the comment section below.

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