Whether you want to take a break from a friend’s story featuring too many redundant videos of her new cat, or a group’s stories about an ongoing topic you’re not interested in, you can temporarily mute a Snapchat story with just a few taps.
This is what Muting Does on Snapchat
When you mute someone’s stories, their profile won’t appear at the top of your stories feed whenever they add new stories. Stories from a muted friend also won’t appear as “up next” stories when you’re watching the latest ones from your friends.
The benefits are you never have to remove a friend to stop seeing their stories, and you can both continue sending and receiving snap messages like normal. Friends you mute are never notified about it and you still have the option to view their stories by scrolling to the bottom of your stories feed.
When you want to start seeing stories again for someone you muted, you can ‘unmute’ them any time.
The Difference between Mute and Do Not Disturb is this!
You might already be aware that Snapchat has a ‘do not disturb’ feature, which is basically a silencing feature for notifications from a particular friend or group.
Muting is strictly for stories, while the ‘do not disturb’ feature is strictly for everything else you get from friends and groups—photo snaps, video snaps and chat messages. Both allow you to check up on stories or messages at your own discretion without having to remove friends, leave groups, or block friends, which completely cuts your connection with them.
If you were to remove a friend, you’d have to re-add them to potentially start seeing their stories again and message them. If you were to leave a group, you’d have to be invited back into the group by the group creator; block a friend, and you’d have to unblock them, and then re-add them as a friend.
How to Mute a Friend, Group, or Popular Stories on Snapchat
You can only mute stories for friends, groups, and popular stories you’ve subscribed to. In other words, if you added a celebrity or brand to watch their public stories, you can’t mute their stories (because you’re likely not friends—you just added them).
- Find the friend, group, or popular story you want to mute. You can find it in the conversation tab or by searching for them.
- Tap the friend, group, or popular story name to open the corresponding profile page.
- Tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
- Tap the Mute Storytoggle from the list of options that appear so that it turns blue.
- If this is your first time muting this friend, group, or popular story, Snapchat will want your confirmation. Tap Mute to confirm.
- Tap Done at the bottom of the screen. The Mute Story button will be switched on and you’ll no longer see their stories appear at the top of your feed or while you’re watching stories.
This is how to Unmute Someone’s Story on Snapchat
Unmuting a friend or group so you can see their stories again is as easy as muting them.
Simply follow steps 1 through 4 above for any friend or group you’ve muted. The Mute Story button will turn from blue to white, meaning it’s off.
Unfortunately, if you mute several friends or groups and forget who you’ve muted, there’s no way to see a list of them. While Snapchat allows you to see a list of who you’ve blocked in your settings, there’s no such feature for who you’ve muted.