While most of us know that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, I only realized that you could also mute a certain word when I saw this wonderful tweet from @nonprofWHIT. And you can do this directly from a tweet – as long as you use the iPhone's Twitter app:
If you're using the Twitter app on an iPhone, it's a quick and easy process:
- Long press the word you want to mute.
- Choose Mute from the pop-up menu.
- You will be taken to a page where you can choose where you want to mute the word (your timeline or notifications), by whom (someone or people you don't follow) and the duration (forever, 24 hours, seven) Days or 30 days).
If you have an Android phone, don't despair. You can also mute words using the Android Twitter app (or the iOS Twitter app) in the app settings. It's not quite as fast as tweeting directly, but it's just as effective.
- Select the Notifications tab (the bell icon at the bottom of the screen).
- Tap the gear icon in the top right corner.
- On an Android phone, tap Muted Words. On an iPhone, tap Mute> Muted Words.
- On the Muted Words screen, tap the plus sign and enter the word you want to mute. You then have the same options, where, by whom and for how long.
If you no longer want to mute the word or extend the mute time, return to the Muted Words screen, tap the word, and select the appropriate option (Delete Word or Extend Mute Time). ).
Mute a word from your desktop
If you tweet directly from the Twitter website, you can also mute a word from there.
- Click on "More"> "Settings and data protection"> "Data protection and security" in the left menu on your desktop.
- Scroll down the right column "Privacy and Security" and click "Mute"> "Muted Words". Click the plus sign in the upper right corner.
- A pop-up window may appear, notifying you that if you mute a word, you won't receive notifications for tweets that use that word or see it in your timeline. Click on "I understand".
- As with the mobile Twitter apps, you can choose whether and how long you want to mute from your timeline or notifications, from people or people you don't follow.
- When you have made all your decisions, click "Save".
- If you want to unmute words, return to the "Muted Words" column. Click the red volume icon to the right of the word, then click Unmute in the pop-up window that appears.
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