August 30, 2014

Twitter adds muting options to mobile apps

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Twitter has announced a new feature which allows you to mute people.  The update is coming to Android, iPhone, and twitter.com users over the course of this week.  The feature is nice to have when you have that friend that is just retweeting everything and you just want a break. Well mute them and they willl never even know!

Twitter for Android (5.8.0) has the mute feature ready to go.  So go ahead, clean up your feed and not hurt your friend’s feelings! Below is the official excerpt from Twitter.

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.

Source: Twitter