Part of the main advantages of Twitter are the mutual follow-ups between different accounts. On many occasions we follow friends or family but where the real value lies is in following accounts of topics that interest you or people you want to know more about.
The problem with this, if you’ve been using Twitter for more than a few days, is that very quickly you get a feed messy. You realize that that friend of yours only retweets absurd things or that a close family member only posts bad jokes.
Logically you can’t unfollow them, but there are mute options on Twitter that will come in handy.
On the one hand, You can mute any account from which you do not want to see content, although you also have the option of directly muting certain words, either because you’ve gotten tired of just reading tweets about it or because you want to avoid spoilers.
How to mute Twitter accounts
First announced in 2014, the mute functionality basically allows you to deactivate accounts without blocking or unfollowing them. Obviously, you don’t want to block them and you don’t want to just unfollow them either, because then they might unfollow you accordingly, and that, simply put, doesn’t matter.
You can still favorite, reply to, and retweet its content, but you won’t see it unless you search for it. A muted user will also not know that you have muted them, although they might suspect it.
To do this, you must:
- Find the account you want to mute and go to its profile
- On the three points that appear, click and directly you will be able to see how the “Mute account” option appears.
Mute words or phrases on Android or iPhone
Of course you can also carry out more specific muting for certain words that you don’t want to appear in your feed. We all know how heavy some tweeters are and how excited they are to throw spoilers on Twitter from that series that have been viewed at a higher speed to ruin your entertainment.
Well, it’s quite simple. To mute certain words on Twitter from an Android mobile or iPhone you have to:
- Select your profile icon in the upper left corner.
- Select “Settings and Support,” then “Settings and Privacy,” then “Privacy and Security.”
- Tap “Mute & Block.”
- Select what you want to mute, in this case: muted words. Access the plus sign and enter the word you want not to appear on your feed. You will then get the same options as to where, from whom, and duration.
- If you no longer want to mute the word or want to extend the silent time, return to the “Muted Words” screen, tap the word in question, and choose the appropriate option (“Delete Word” or “Change Silent Time”).
With all this, you feed Twitter will finally be free of all kinds of toxicity, absurd content and the dreaded spoilers so you don’t have to finally delete the application as many have decided to do.