Twitter for iOS and Android now includes "mute" feature

Twitter for iOS and Android now includes
If you use Twitter on your iOS or Android powered handset, you might have set up the app so that you receive a notification when your favorite Twitter users send a tweet or retweet. This way, you never miss the opportunity to read the 140 characters of wisdom sent by those you really care about. On the other hand, there might be some Twitter users you follow that you'd rather "mute".

The new "mute" feature allows you to exclude tweets and retweets from your home timeline for those Twitter users less important to you. In addition, you won't receive a push or SMS notification when the "muted" user sends out a message. The person you mute will still be able to reply to, "fave", or retweet one of your tweets. The activity just won't show up in your timeline.

And since Twitter is all about not hurting others' feelings, the person you "mute" will never know that you did this to him (or her), unless you decide to tell. And you can always un-"mute" that same person when the tweets from him or her become more important to you.

To mute someone from a tweet, tap on more and click on mute@username. To mute someone from their profile page (would that be crueler?) click on the gear icon and then click mute@username.

source: Twitter via Gizmodo



1. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Finally!!! great feature :)

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is amazing, finally the feed is clear :D

3. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

"And you can always un-"mute" that same person when the tweets from him or her become more important to you." How would the muter know when the other persons tweets would become important if they were muted and they couldn't see the tweets.

4. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Tweetcaster has this feature already

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

People are still using Twitter?

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

While this feature was already available on 3rd party apps, this addition is welcome. It won't shake off the fact that twitter is literally slowing on user growth and there are not that many people who still want anything to do with the social network. I still think their mobile UI is a little messy for me, it was okay before these guys IPOed.

7. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

A good feature, though. I hope Twitter focuses on its web design. I'm not a fan of its new web design (flat). I hate it, buggy and takes time to load. Previous versions were better, IMO.

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