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How to mute someone on Facebook

They won’t even know you can’t see their posts anymore.

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As you browse various social media platforms, like Facebook, you come across all kinds of people. So, naturally, you’ll want to know how you can mute someone’s Facebook profile.

There are those old friends from high school or those people you met during your time spent overseas. Facebook is one of the best ways to keep up with people you’ve met along your journey.

It’s also full of insufferable imbeciles who’ve been given a platform with a sense of anonymity who say and do things online that most sensible people recognize as insane. Fortunately, Facebook has a few tools to handle these types of people.

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In addition to blocking people on Facebook, the platform gives users the ability to mute someone’s profile either for a 30-day period or until they chose to see them again.

Muting profiles let you remain friends with that person, so they won’t have to know. This feature is very useful but isn’t necessarily that easy to find. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

How to mute a profile on Facebook (mobile)

Facebook’s mute tool is a great way to get rid of those posts from your annoying uncle and his outrageous political views without having to worry about any backlash at the family reunion.

To start, you’ll have to find that person’s post on your feed:

  1. Find a post from the intended individual on your News Feed

  2. Select the three-dot menu at the top right How to mute people on facebook

  3. Choose snooze for 30 days or unfollow How to mute people on facebook

And that’s it! The snooze for 30 days option will mean you will see posts from that person again in 30 days.

The unfollow option will require you to re-follow before you see posts from that person in your Facebook News Feed again.

How to mute a Facebook profile (desktop)

The other method you can use to mute a person’s profile is through the Facebook website on your computer. And the steps are pretty similar to the method used on the mobile app:

  1. Find a post from the profile you wish to mute on your News Feed
  1. Click the three-dot menu at the top right of the post
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  1. Choose snooze for 30 days or unfollow
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That’s all it takes. Again, choose the snooze option if you want to take a 30-day break from someone’s posts. Click unfollow if you want to hide their posts permanently without letting them know.

Use the mute feature to give you some peace of mind

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Neither of these options will notify the owner of the Facebook profile that you chose to mute, so there’s no need to worry about any potential drama.

You can also easily undo the mute from that same post if you accidentally mute the wrong profile.

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But they will give you a little extra peace of mind when you’re browsing social media. Most of us have friends on Facebook that can get pretty annoying with their posts from time to time.

Just use that snooze option to mute them for 30 days to give yourself a break from the agony. Or even go a step further and unfollow them completely.

That way, no one’s feelings get hurt and you don’t have to put up with unwanted content any longer.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at

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