The simplest guide to unfollowing, muting, ignoring, blocking on social networks

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How to unfollow, mute or ignore people on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more

 

 
Social Network Function name How it works
Facebook
  • Unfollow
  • Hide
  • Block
  • Hide all stories from a person or page.
  • Don’t show links from a selected source.
  • Restrict a person from inviting to games or from seeing your page entirely.
Google Plus
  • Mute
  • Block
  • Turns off notifications from that person.
  • Removes contact from circles; you won’t see their content and they won’t see yours.
Twitter
  • Mute
  • Block
  • Silences a users tweets in your feed, but they can still see and interact with yours.
  • Silences their tweets but also restricts them from viewing your tweets and interacting with them.
Instagram
  • Ignore
  • Block
  • Only applies to direct messages.
  • User can’t follow you or see your photos.
LinkedIn
  • Unfollow
  • Hide
  • Block
  • Remove someone’s updates from LinkedIn Pulse in your feed. Similar to a Twitter unfollow.
  • Hide updates from people you are following or your connections, while remaining a connection to them.
  • Remove someone as a connection and block them from re-connecting.
Vine
  • Limit inbox
  • Turn off revines
  • Block
  • Only accept messages from friends instead of everyone.
  • Removes revines from a user in feed.
  • Person is blocked from stream and seeing your content, except on popular tags.
Pinterest
  • Unfollow
  • Block
  • Removes updates from a single board (or many) from main stream.
  • Person can’t see your pins and vice versa.
Tumblr
  • Ignore
  • Tumblr’s equivalent of blocking. Person can’t see your post or interact in most ways.
Snapchat
  • Limit snaps to friends
  • Block
  • Snaps sent to phone are only from friends.
  • Contact can’t send snaps to you or view your story.