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How to Unmute Notes on Instagram and What to Do If You Can't

Updated: Jul 1

Accidentally muted notes on Instagram! How to unmute?


Instagram's new "Notes" feature is convenient since it displays your friends' recent updates at the top of the Direct Message screen.


But what if you accidentally muted notes from someone you're not interested in? How do you undo it?


Unmuting notes is simple. Follow these steps.


How to unmute notes


1. Open the Instagram app and go to the profile page of the person you want to unmute.

2. Tap the "Following ▼" button next to the Follow button.

3. Select "Mute" from the menu that appears.

4. Turn OFF the mute setting for "Notes".


Now the person's notes will show up again. Easy, right?


How to unmute Instagram notes



Can't unmute? Causes and solutions


However, sometimes even after trying the above steps, you may not be able to unmute someone's notes. In that case, check the following:


  • Is the app on the latest version? → Update to the newest version from the App Store.

  • Is "Show Activity Status" turned ON? → Change it to ON from the privacy settings.

  • Relationship with the person → Notes are only visible for mutual follows or followers you've registered as "Close Friends". Even if it's unrequited, you may be able to see their notes if they've designated you as a "Close Friend".

  • Regional restrictions → The Notes feature may not be available in some countries, so you'll have to wait until it becomes usable.


Checking and fixing the above points should resolve most unmuting issues. If it still doesn't work, you can also try looking at Instagram's Help Center.



Mastering muting to make the most of Instagram Notes


The Notes feature is handy but a bit tricky to fully utilize, right? But if you refer to this article, you can say goodbye to muting troubles too. Now you're a Notes master!


We provide information to help you enjoy Instagram more. We recommend checking out our other articles, such as [2024 Edition] 5 Apps for Easy White Frame Editing for Instagram!



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