According to Buzz Feed, you will soon be able to mute accounts on Instagram. The best part about the whole thing is that you don’t have to unfollow the account, thus eventually accusing “problems” between you and the person(s). Now you don’t have to make your friends and/or family who share wayyyyy too much on Instagram mad that you don’t follow them anymore, because they’re just on MUTE from your timeline.
Fortunately you won’t be able to see the person you mutes posts (Instagram already gave the ability to mute a insta-story with the press and hold of the persons circle), but you can see their DMs to you and get the notifications of them tagging you in photos.
“A rep for Instagram admitted to BuzzFeed that the function “may be a useful tool for managing complex social dynamics.” Muting will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks, so may not necessarily be available immediately.”