How do you know if someone has muted you on Facebook?

Answered by John Hunt

To determine if someone has muted you on Facebook, you can follow these steps:

1. Open the Facebook application or website and log in to your account.
2. Navigate to the person’s profile whom you suspect has muted you.
3. Click on the “Friends” button located on their profile, which will open a drop-down menu.
4. In the drop-down menu, select “Settings” to access the various options related to your connection with that person.
5. If you see an option called “Acquaintances” or “Restricted,” it indicates that the person has categorized you as such. This could be an indication that they have muted you.
6. If you don’t see any of these options, it’s possible that you have been muted by that person.
7. To further confirm if you have been muted, you can create a new column on your Facebook homepage specifically for that person. This will allow you to see their posts and activity without relying on the main News Feed.
8. To create a new column, go to your Facebook homepage and locate the “Home” tab on the left-hand side.
9. Hover over the “Home” tab, and you should see a small pencil icon appear. Click on it to edit your settings.
10. In the settings menu, click on “Edit Preferences.”
11. A window will pop up with various options. Select “Prioritize who to see first.”
12. In the new window that appears, you will see a list of people you are connected with on Facebook.
13. Scroll through the list and find the person you suspect has muted you.
14. If their name is not listed or if they are listed but have a muted symbol (a crossed-out speaker icon) next to their name, it confirms that they have muted you.
15. If you do find their name listed without the muted symbol, it means they haven’t muted you, and you should be able to see their posts and activity in your News Feed.

It’s important to note that Facebook does not notify users if they have been muted by someone. Therefore, these steps are merely indicators based on the available settings and options. They are not foolproof methods and may not provide definitive proof of being muted. Additionally, keep in mind that Facebook’s interface and settings may change over time, so the steps outlined here may evolve.

By checking for options like “Acquaintances” or “Restricted” on the person’s profile and creating a separate column for their posts in your Facebook homepage, you can determine if someone has muted you on Facebook. However, it’s important to remember that these are not guaranteed methods and might not provide concrete evidence.