This article will introduce you to a new account feature called mute to people who use iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com. Mute 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.
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 favorite, 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 him/her, and of course you can unmute at any time.
How to Mute Annoying Tweets/Tweeters on Twitter app for iPhone
- Open the Twitter app.
- From your news feed (or from the followers list), tap on the Twitter profile you want to mute.
- When the Twitter profile of the person you follow opens, tap on the cog/gear icon (settings).
- Now, tap on Mute @username
That’s about it. Once you tap on mute, tweets from @username won’t show up on your news feed. This is how I’ve diplomatically stopped too many World Cup 2014 tweets from clogging my news feed.
The Mute is a safer option because it doesn’t involve a drastic measure (like unfollowing a tweeter). When you mute a profile, the user doesn’t know it. It’s a one-way action. Also, you can unmute anytime you want by tapping the cog icon and then tapping on Unmute.
There are a few extensions for Chrome/Firefox that enable news feed filtering on Twitter’s web interface but something of that sort isn’t available for the iPhone app. So for the moment, you’ll have to make do with muting tweets from a football fan.