Instagram has finally answered one of our prayers. No more seeing 192,468 posts a day from that one selfie-obsessed friend lol. Like Twitter, the platform has recently introduced mute capabilities. The new feature allows you to hide posts from selected accounts without unfollowing them. Customize your feed and only see what matters to you.
When you mute an account, you can still see posts on their profile page and get notified about comments or posts you’re tagged in. The accounts you mute will not be aware that you’ve muted them. You can always unmute an account to get their posts back in your feed.
"To mute an account, tap the … menu in the corner of the post. From there, you can choose whether to mute posts, or mute posts and stories from an account. You can also mute posts and stories by pressing and holding on a story in your tray, or from a profile." - Instagram Press
I don't know about you but this new feature is a godsend.
Source: Instagram Press