It is possible to avoid certain words, phrases, hashtags, and even people on Twitter. Well, how can it be done? It is quite easy with a few steps we listed below.
Twitter a global platform where millions of people share their thoughts and getting in interactions with each other. In this regard, Twitter is a suitable place to find out about the ongoing conversation around the word. However, those conversations cannot be helpful every time, or even it can be tiring and annoying for most of us. You can even confront with some debates shaped around some hashtags or people that ruin your day. Anyway, you don’t have to worry about that.
For instance, the whole US public has just survived through harsh presidential elections, even though debates continue. Don’t you get tired of such debates yet? There are simple ways to mute certain words, phrases, people, and even hashtags that you don’t want to see via notifications or on your Twitter timeline.
How to Mute Certain Words, Certain Phrases, or Certain Hashtags on Your Computer:
Step #1: Click “Settings and privacy” on your profile’s left-hand drop menu
Step #2: Here, go for “Mute and block”
Step #3: Click “Muted words” and follow “Add”
Step #4: Enter words, phrases, or hashtags that you want to mute one by one.
Step #5: Then, select “Home timeline” if you want to mute certain words, certain phrases, or certain hashtags from your Twitter timeline
Step #6: If you want to mute certain words, certain phrases, or certain hashtags from your Notification, go for the “Notification” option there
Step #7: Then, specify the source of certain words, phrases, or hashtags’ source via selecting “From anyone” or “From only I don’t follow”
Step #8: Lastly, you need to specify the period you wish to block for. Under “For how long?” go for the option you want to mute for and click “Add”. That’s it!
How to Mute Certain Words, Certain Phrases, or Certain Hashtags on your Phone:
Step #1: Go to mobile.twitter.com.
Step #2: Tap the “profile icon”
Step #3: Then, tab “Setting and privacy”
Step #4: Here, go for “Mute and block”
Step #5: From the opening menu, “Muted words” and tab “+.”
Step #6: Add certain words, certain phrases, or certain hashtags you want to mute one by one like you do on a computer
Step #7: If you want to mute those words, phrases, or hashtags from your Twitter timeline, go for “Home timeline”
Step #8: If you want to mute those words, phrases, or hashtags from your “Notifications,” check the box next to it.
Step #9: Then, specify the source of certain words, phrases, or hashtags’ source via selecting “From anyone” or “From only I don’t follow”
Note: On mobile devices, you can specify this step only Twitter notifications only.
Step #10: Finally, choose one of the time options you would like to mute for; “Forever,” “24 hours from now,” “7 days from now,” or “30 days from now” and tap “Save”. It is just easy!
How to mute people on Twitter?
It is much easier than to mute certain words, phrases, or hashtags on Twitter. Moreover, it doesn’t differ on computers or mobile devices.
Step #1: Go to the account’s profile that you want to mute.
Step #2: Click or tap the “Options” menu here.
Step #3: Scroll down the prompting menu, and click or tap “Mute”. That’s it!
If you would like to follow steps via an all in one video tutorial, here you go:
Twitter is one of the most active and effective social media platforms. It is being used by the broadest range of users, from individuals to governmental institutions worldwide. At the same time, it is the post-modern Wild West of social media, where you can confront everything. However, While Twitter provides you some personal protection tools that we have explained above in-deep, why wouldn’t you use them?