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Twitter Officially Introduces The Mute Button

By Nixon Kanali

Its now official, Twitter has officially announced “mute,” a new feature for its Android, iPhone and web clients that  gives you even more control over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user’s content from key parts of your Twitter experience.


The feature selectively turns off the posts of certain users you follow, without unfollowing them. Muting the users will stop their posts from showing up in your timeline, including their own posts and native retweets, and it also means you won’t get push notifications or SMS notices from them. No one knows the mute is active except for you, and it’s reversible at any time.

In a post posted on on ts blog, twitter said In the same way you can turn on device notifications so you never miss a Tweet from your favorite users, you can now mute users you’d like to hear from less. Muting a user on Twitter means their Tweets and Retweets will no longer be visible in your home timeline, and you will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user. The muted user will still be able to fave, reply to, and retweet your Tweets; you just won’t see any of that activity in your timeline. The muted user will not know that you’ve muted them, and of course you can unmute at any time.

To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for web tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from their profile page, tap the gear icon on the page and choose mute @username.

Twitter has been quietly testing the feature before it finally unveiled it. The feature is expected to be rolled out for everyone in the coming weeks.


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