How to Unmute Someone’s Notes on Instagram [2024 Guide]

Did you accidentally turn off notifications for someone’s Notes on Instagram and want to turn them back on? You’re in the right spot. This guide will walk you through the simple steps to unmute someone’s Notes on Instagram.

If you ever want to mute Notes again because a follower or friend shares content you’d rather not see, you can use the same steps. When you unmute a user’s Notes on Instagram, they will not receive a notification. Read this guide to learn how to unmute someone’s Instagram Notes.

What is the Instagram Notes feature?

What is the Instagram notes feature?
What is the Instagram notes feature?

Instagram Notes are short “status updates” that only appear in the inbox and can only be seen for 24 hours. With this feature, you can share quick updates with those on your close friends list and with users you mutually follow.

These Notes have a 60-character limit. You’ll spot them right above your direct messages. When someone wants to respond to your note, they can send you a direct message.

What is the mute and unmute option for Notes on Instagram?

You can choose whose Notes you want to see on Instagram using the mute for Notes option. You can mute some followers’ Notes on Instagram if you don’t want to see them. The good news? If you change your mind, you can always unmute these Notes, making them visible again at the top of your chat list.

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How do you unmute Instagram Notes?

If you change your mind later, unmuting a user’s Notes is also easy. The procedure is as follows:

Unmute Notes on Instagram from the user profile

  1. Launch the “Instagram” app and Go to the profile of the person you’d like to unmute. You can easily find them by typing their username in the search bar.
    Search the person's name
    Search the person’s name
  2. Tap on the “Following” button. A menu will appear with different options.
    Click on the Following button
    Tap on the Following button
  3. Tap “Mute” – it’s the third option on the list. This action will direct you to the mute settings.
    Choose "Mute"
    Tap on “Mute”
  4. Turn on their Notes. Tap on the blue toggle next to “Notes.” When it turns grey, you’ve successfully unmuted their Notes.
    Tap on the blue toggle next to Notes.
    Tap on the blue toggle next to Notes.

And there you have it – Notes are back on for that user!

Unmute Instagram Notes from privacy settings

If you wish to adjust Notes settings for multiple users, Instagram’s privacy settings are the place to go. Here’s how:

  1. Launch your Instagram app and Tap on your “Profile Picture” at the bottom right.
    Open you Profile
    Open you Profile
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner.
    Click on the three horizontal lines
    Click on the three horizontal lines
  3. Then select “Settings and privacy“.
    select "Settings and privacy"
    Select “Settings and privacy”
  4. In the “What you see” category, select “Muted accounts.”
    select Muted accounts.
    Select Muted accounts.
  5. To see a user’s Notes again, tap the “Unmute” option by their name and turn off the “Mute Notes” toggle.
    turn off the “Mute Notes” toggle.
    Turn off the “Mute Notes” toggle.

And that’s how you can easily adjust your Notes settings from the Privacy menu.

Why can’t I unmute someone on Instagram?

Why can't I unmute someone on Instagram?
Why can’t I unmute someone on Instagram?

Are you facing issues when trying to unmute someone on Instagram? A few reasons might be causing this:

  • If a user has blocked you, you can’t access their profile or content, which means you can’t unmute them either.
  • To mute or unmute someone, you must be following them. If they aren’t on your following list, you’ll need to add them first.
  • If the user has decided to deactivate the Instagram account, you won’t have the option to unmute their non-existent profile.
  • Sometimes, the platform might be acting up, such as technical issues or glitches.

Remember, these are just a few potential reasons. Always ensure you’re on the latest version of the app, as updating can resolve many issues.

Read More: How to Mute or Unmute Someone on Instagram?

Final Thoughts

Instagram is a fun space to share, chat, and see what friends do. With features like Notes, chatting gets even more fantastic. If someone’s stories or Notes become too much, you can mute them.

Change your mind? Just unmute them! Sometimes, things don’t seem right – maybe you’ve been blocked or can’t find someone’s profile anymore. The app itself can occasionally mess up.

The fix? Update it. The main thing is to keep your Instagram experience enjoyable. You can improve your time on the app by understanding these easy steps and tips. In the end, you control what you see. So set it up the way that makes you happiest!


Can I turn off the Notes feature on Instagram?

Right now, there isn’t a way to switch off Notes for all accounts simultaneously. You’ll need to mute Notes from individual profiles one by one.

How do I get Notes on my Instagram account?

You might have to wait for an update if you don’t see the Notes feature on your account. Android users can try downloading the latest Instagram APK from trusted sources, but remember. New features are often added from Instagram’s end.

Will the other person be notified when muting them on Instagram?

No worries! Instagram keeps it private. The person won’t be informed, whether it’s Notes, stories, or feed posts.

Why can’t I unmute Notes on Instagram?

Ensure you’re using the latest version of the Instagram app. Update it and try again.

How do you unmute a story on Instagram?

At the top of your stories feed, press and hold the story you wish to unmute, then select ‘unmute.'

How long does a mute last on Instagram?

The mute stays until you decide to unmute them. It’s all in your hands!


Khalid Ali

Khalid is a versatile analyst honing his expertise for the past 5 years. With certifications from Google and IBM to back him up, his knowledge extends far beyond the routine coverage of the latest trends and in the industry.