With almost 2.89 billion users per month, Facebook has become the greatest social media platform worldwide. This application provides users with numerous communication facilities such as free online calling, texting, group chats and even video calls. It also allows the users to share pictures on their own as well as their friend’s timelines and run the Facebook marketplace which is a huge digital platform for online business.
When on Facebook, you can add anyone from any corner of the world as your Facebook friend. They might be strangers or someone you know as well. These people can then call you and text you anytime they want to. But, there might arise situations when you get frequently disturbed by their texts or feel awkward and have problems concentrating. In these cases, you can mute someone on Facebook.
Can I Permanently mute someone on Facebook?
Yes, you can. The Facebook platform provides you with the option to mute someone on Facebook if you are constantly getting bothered by them and want a break. You can temporarily as well as permanently mute someone on Facebook. To mute someone temporarily you can snooze their posts for 30 days and mute them for a certain time on Messenger whereas, to mute them permanently, you can either unfollow them on Facebook and mute their chats until you turn it on or even unfriend or block them if it comes to that. Read the article below further to learn how to mute someone on Facebook.
How to Mute Someone on Facebook?
Muting on Facebook stops incoming notifications in case that person texts you or call you or shares something new. On Facebook, you have options available to mute their posts, stories or their chats and calls or all of these at once. You can mute someone on Facebook by:
1. Using Facebook
2. Using Messenger
1. Using Facebook
You can mute someone on Facebook if their posts are appearing on your homepage continuously and you feel irritated by it. Sometimes you might be bothered by the number of posts one shares or keeps posting. In these cases, you can mute it easily by following the given steps.
1. Log into your Facebook account and scan your homepage.
2. Select the post of the person/page you want to mute, tap on ‘Three dots‘.
3. Choose either ‘Snooze‘ or ‘Unfollow‘ or ‘Hide posts from this person‘ option to mute the posts.
After you do this, the post no longer appears on your profile. Snoozing the post for 30 days makes sure that the person’s post does not pop on your homepage for a month. After 30 days, you again have to snooze posts to mute them. Unfollowing the page/person will keep you, friends, with them but now pop any of their posts on your home.
To mute someone using Messenger:
1. Open Messenger and tap the chat box of the person you want to mute.
2. Click on the ‘i‘ button at the top right.
3. Click on ‘Mute‘(bell icon sign) and select what you want to mute.
4. Select ‘OK‘.
Once you do this, the notification either messages, calls or both of them will be muted based on what you select and you will not be notified when the person tries to contact you on basis of that. You can still see the updates on the chatbox once you open it. You can also unmute them anytime you like.
The process to mute someone on Facebook is similar for both phone and computers.
Mute story on Facebook
You can mute someone’s story on Facebook by:
1. Open the story of a person you want to mute using Facebook or Messenger.
2. Tap on the three dots on top.
3. Click on ‘Mute …. story‘ option.
Muting a person’s story will make sure that you will never see their story pop on your Facebook page. If you want to unmute it, you can go to that person’s profile and unmute or just see the story from there.
How to Bulk Unfollow on Facebook?
Bulk unfollowing allows you to mute the posts of many people at once easily. To bulk unfollow on Facebook:
1. Open you Facebook and go to ‘Settings and Privacy‘.
2. Select ‘Settings‘ and click on ‘News Feed‘.
3. Click ‘Unfollow‘ option.
4. Select the people/pages you want to unfollow and click on back sign.
Hence, everyone you selected will have been unfollowed and their posts automatically muted.
In this way, you can mute someone on Facebook be it just their posts, stories, call, texts or even all of it. You can unmute them anytime you want to by going to their profile. The best thing about this feature is that it allows you to take a break from a person without having to unfriend them or cut them off entirely from your life as they can still call and text you. In addition to this, Facebook also does not notify the person if you have muted them.
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