Twitter introduces mute feature

TwitterAre there any Twitter users you would like to hear less from? If you just said yes, there is good news today that gives you an additional choice to putting up with their tweets or unfollowing them in a bid to return your timeline to a semblance of normal. Twitter today announced a new feature that will let you mute a user so that you no longer see their tweets or retweets in your home timeline.

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.

The new feature not only silences the muted user but also means that you will no longer receive receive push or SMS notifications from them. The muted user can still fave, reply to and retweet your Tweets but you will no longer see that activity in your timeline. At the same time, you will still be able to use DM to communicate with them. Needless to say, the muted person will not know that they have been muted – unless you tell them!

It will be possible to mute a user right from a tweet or from their profile.

Twitter will roll out the Twitter mute feature to its Android and iOS apps as well as on its website in the coming weeks.

Source : Twitter