Have you ever seen an annoying tweet in your feed and wished there was a way to shut that person up without having to take the drastic measure of completely unfollowing them? Now there’s a way!
Twitter on Monday announced it is rolling out an oft-requested “mute” option for the Web and for its iOS and Android mobile apps. The new feature will be making its way to all Twitter users over the coming weeks.
“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,” Twitter said on its official blog. “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.”
Muting lets you have all the benefits of following someone without actually having to see what they say. The muted user will, for instance, still be able to favorite, reply to, and retweet your tweets, you just won’t see any of that activity in your own timeline. You won’t be completely left out in the cold, however, as any @ replies and @ mentions from muted users will still show up in your Notifications tab. Muted users you follow will also still be able to send you direct messages.
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SOURCE: ANGELA MOSCARITOLO