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How to mute someone on Snapchat

How to mute and unmute people on Snapchat and what that means.
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December 9, 2022

Sometimes, you may want to silence a fellow Snapchat user. Here’s how to mute someone on Snapchat.

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QUICK ANSWER

To mute someone on Snapchat, tap the Message icon in the bottom left-hand corner > Tap on the person you want to mute > Tap the Three Horizontal Dots Icon (…) > Tap Mute Story to mute this person.

Snapchat won't notify anyone you have muted them. You will no longer see their stories but may still receive notifications from them.

You can also enable Do Not Disturb mode to avoid getting notifications from someone. Find the person you wish to enable Do Not Disturb mode with on your friends list > Long-press on their name and then tap Settings > Tap Do Not Disturb to disable notifications from this friend or group.

To unmute someone, tap the Message icon in the bottom left-hand corner > Tap on the person you want to unmute > Tap the Three Horizontal Dots Icon (…) > Turn off Mute Story to unmute this person.


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How to mute someone on Snapchat

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Here’s how to mute someone on Snapchat:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap the Message icon in the bottom left-hand corner.
  2. Tap on the person you want to mute.
  3. Tap the Three Horizontal Dots Icon (…).
  4. Tap Mute Story to mute this person.

What happens when you mute someone on Snapchat

If you mute someone on Snapchat, they won’t know you’ve done so. On your end, you won’t see their stories in your feed anymore.

Note that muting is not the same as Do Not Disturb mode. This just prevents you from receiving notifications from a friend. Muting removes the content itself.

If you want to enable Do Not Disturb mode, do the following:

  1. Find the person you wish to enable Do Not Disturb mode with on your friends list.
  2. Long-press on their name and then tap Settings.
  3. Tap Do Not Disturb to disable notifications from this friend or group.

You can undo this by following the same steps and tapping on Turn On Notifications.

How to unmute someone on Snapchat

Muting is not permanent, and you can unmute someone after muting them Here’s how:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap the Message icon in the bottom left-hand corner.
  2. Tap on the person you want to unmute.
  3. Tap the Three Horizontal Dots Icon (…).
  4. Turn off the Mute Story option.

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FAQs

No, Snapchat does not notify people that you have muted them.

No, if you mute someone, you can unmute them later, too. Blocking on Snapchat is reversible as well.

No, “Do Not Disturb” is not the same thing as muting. “Do Not Disturb” prevents you from receiving notifications, but content will show up. Muting prevents you from receiving the content.