How to Mute or Unmute someone on Threads?

Spamming is real, no matter which social media platform you are on. Threads, a popular Twitter competition, is no exception. If someone is constantly spamming or sending irrelevant content on Threads feed, you may want to mute them.

Muting someone is like a polite way to prevent their posts from appearing in your feed, without having to unfollow or block them on Threads. And in this guide, we will see how you can mute or unmute someone on Threads.

How to mute someone on Threads?

Muting becomes a necessity when someone you follow starts spamming your feed or posting content that is irrelevant or meaningless. But you don’t want to cut ties with them by blocking or unfollowing them.

If you are dealing with someone that fits this description on Threads, here are the steps you need to follow to mute them:

  1. Open the Threads app on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the profile of the person you want to mute.
  3. Click on the three dots on top-right on their threads profile of user you want to mute
  4. From the menu, select Mute, and you are mute from menu to mute thread user

Now the person’s posts or threads will be hidden from your feed. However, they can still send you messages and you will receive notifications for these.

Muting just make the content from the muted person invisible on your Threads feed. You can still visit their profile and interact with them, if you wish to do so. Another way to avoid unwanted interaction is by making your Threads account private.

How to unmute someone on Threads?

While muting can become a necessity, there might be instances where you have muted someone on Threads by mistake, or you want to give them another chance.

In such cases, you can easily unmute them. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Threads app on your smartphone.
  2. Navigate to the profile of the person you have previously muted.
  3. Click on the three dots on top-right on their threads profile of user you want to mute
  4. From the menu, select Unmute, and you are unmute to unmute the muted user threads

Once unmuted, you will again start seeing person’s posts or threads on your Threads feed.

Whether you mute or unmute someone on Threads, Threads will not notify the user about your action. This means you can manage your feed without worrying about offending anyone.


Benefit of Muting someone on Threads!

Algorithms these days are constantly pushing content from the users that you may or may not want to see on your feed. In such case, muting becomes a handy tool to customize your Threads feed according to your preferences.

Here are some of the benefits of muting someone, over blocking them:

  • Control Over Your Feed, less spam – By muting someone, you are essentially filtering out their content from your feed, thus giving more space to the content you actually want to see.
  • Maintain Connections – Muting someone on Threads does not affect your relationship with the person. You can still keep following them, or interact with them, and even receive messages from them.
  • Privacy – Muting someone on Threads does not notify the user when they are muted or unmuted. This allows you to manage your feed discreetly, without worrying about offending anyone.
  • Easy to manage – Unlike blocking someone, muting is just as easy as flipping the switch. You don’t have to worry about following them again as blocking someone unfollows them as well. Simply unmute them, and their content will again start popping up on your feed like before.

Remember, muting is not a permanent solution. If someone continues to post content that is not relevant or offensive, you might want to consider blocking them. However, muting is a great first step to manage your Threads feed according to your liking.

Difference between Muting and Restricting!

Threads have also introduced a feature called Restrict, which is a bit different from Muting someone on the platform.

mute vs restrict on threads

When you mute someone on Threads, your goal is to hide their posts or threads from your feed without unfollowing or blocking them. The person can still send you messages and you will receive notifications for these. The muted person is not notified about this action.

While Restricting is helpful when you want to limit someone’s interaction on your posts without them knowing. When you restrict someone, their comments on your posts will only be visible to them unless you approve them. They will not be able to see when you are online or if you’ve read their messages.

Both features have their own benefits and can be used according to your needs and preferences. While muting is more about controlling what you see on your feed, restricting is about controlling how someone interacts with your content.

Remember, both muting and restricting are tools that help you manage your Threads feed and interactions more effectively. Use them wisely and remember, you can always change your mind and unmute or unrestrict someone if you feel their content or interactions have improved or if you mistakenly muted or restricted them.

Wrapping up – Mute or Unmute someone on Threads.

The mute and unmute feature on Threads is a handy tool for managing your feed. It allows you to control what you see on your feed without severing connections or offending anyone. It’s a polite way of filtering out unwanted content while still maintaining your connections. Remember, you can always unmute someone if you wish to see their content again. If the spamming or irrelevant content continues, you may want to consider blocking that person from Threads. Happy threading.

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Anubhav Bhatnagar
Anubhav Bhatnagar
He is your friendly neighbor who love learning and sharing it with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism.You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.

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