In our new social media driven world things that once seemed trivial are now a major deal. Unfollow somebody for whatever reason and all of a sudden it's like you committed the worst of the worst crimes.
Facebook has already rolled out a feature that allows you to mute certain friends so that you're still friends but you don't have to be exposed to their post for at least 30 days. Instagram, a Facebook owned photo sharing site, will soon roll out this very feature.
Instagram said it could be a helpful feature for "managing complex social dynamics." Whether you're muting someone who irks you or slyly muting an ex after a break up, the tool aims to be a less aggressive option than unfollowing another user. The only person who will know about the mute is you.
You'll still able to view posts on the muted account's profile page and receive notifications about any comments or posts you're tagged in.