How to Mute Someone on Snapchat Without Them Knowing (2024)

Feeling overwhelmed by a friend's snaps? Follow these steps to mute friends on Snapchat for set periods of time, without them ever knowing...

By Abhishek Chandel
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How to Mute Someone on Snapchat Without Them Knowing

How to Mute Someone on Snapchat Without Them Knowing

Snapchat has become one of the most popular social media apps for sharing photos, videos, and messages. However, sometimes you may want to mute certain friends on Snapchat temporarily if their snaps or messages become overwhelming. Muting friends on Snapchat is easy to do right from the app and gives you control over whose snaps and messages you see in your feed. In just a few taps, you can mute friends' stories, calls, or chats for set periods of time.

How to Mute Someone on Snapchat

1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone. On the main Snapchat screen, tap on the chat icon in the bottom left corner. This will take you to your conversations.

2. In your conversations list, long press on the name of the friend you want to mute. This will bring up a popup menu.

3. On the popup menu, tap on "Chat and Notification settings". This will open your notification settings for that friend.

4. Here at the bottom look for the "Notification settings" section. Tap on it to expand the notification options.

5. In the notification settings, turn on the toggle next to "Mute Chats" & "Mute Calls" option.


6. You will now see mute time options - 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours, or Until I unmute them. Select the time duration you want to mute this friend's chats and calls.

7. Muting chats and calls only mutes direct messages and calls. To mute your friend's stories, you need to take a couple of extra steps. For this long press on your friend's name again and tap "Story Settings".

8. Now turn on the toggle next to "Mute Stories" and tap "Mute" to confirm.


Muting friends on Snapchat provides a simple way to take a break from seeing someone's content in your feed temporarily. Just remember that muting is not the same as blocking - your friends will not know if you've muted them. The mute settings allow you to tailor what you want to mute specifically, whether it's messages, calls, or stories. So if you ever feel the need to take a break from someone's snaps, you can easily mute them on Snapchat and adjust the settings at any time.

FAQs - Mute Someone on Snapchat

Will the person know I muted them on Snapchat?

No, muting is completely private. The person you mute will not be notified or aware in any way.

Can I mute someone's snaps without muting their story?

Yes, you can mute just chats/calls which will mute direct snaps and messages without affecting their story.

Can I mute multiple people at once?

Unfortunately no, muting can only be done for one friend at a time. You have to mute each person individually.

Will muting someone remove them from my friends list?

No, muting has no effect on your friends list. The person will remain your friend.

Where can I see a list of muted users?

There is no built-in place to see a list of muted users. You have to go to each friend's settings to see if you have them muted.

Can I unmute someone later?

Yes, you can go back at any time and change the mute settings or unmute that person completely.

How long can I mute someone on Snapchat?

You can choose to mute someone for 1 hour, 8 hours, 24 hours, or until you manually unmute them. This allows you to take breaks for short or long periods.

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