Twitter App Updated With Mute Button, New iPad Features

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twitterTwitter is adding a new "mute" feature to its iOS app and web experience, allowing users to control the content they see in their Twitter feeds by muting other Twitter users. When a user is muted, their Tweets and Retweets will no longer be visible.

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.

Muting can be accomplished by visiting a user's profile page or tapping on "More" on a tweet and choosing the mute option. Muted users will not be notified that they are muted, and a mute can be removed any time. At this time, Twitter's mute function is somewhat more limited than third-party apps like Tweetbot, which also includes keyword and hashtag muting.

Twitter has also updated its app with several iPad improvements that were previously introduced to the iPhone app, including photo and video previews directly in the timeline, easier access to Direct Messages, and the ability to reply, retweet, favorite, or follow users directly from timeline Tweets.

This update includes minor improvements.

Changes to iPad include:

- Choose between "Top" and "All" Tweets in search results.
- Tweets with Twitter photos, Vine videos and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline
- You can reply, retweet, favorite or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
- Easier access to DMs
- Choose a filter for your photo.
- Refreshed look for navigation.
- Discover has been updated to show Tweets related to Trends.

Twitter can be downloaded from the App Store for free. The new mute feature will be rolling out to users starting today and all users will receive access over the course of the next few weeks. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
88 months ago
Why follow people you don't want to see Tweets from? :confused:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
captain cadet Avatar
88 months ago
Or just do the old way and unfollow them so they can see they are doing something wrong!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfingarbo Avatar
88 months ago
I wish life had the ability to mute actual people.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OriginalMacRat Avatar
88 months ago

Why follow people you don't want to see Tweets from? :confused:


That was my first as well.

But then I thought of the vendor news feeds that every so often have a tweet contest and it would be useful to "mute" them for that day.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
88 months ago
Tweetbot is still better because you can mute keywords/phrases.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PatrickCocoa Avatar
88 months ago
Spongeworthy.

Why follow people you don't want to see Tweets from? :confused:


There's a cool twitter poster who tweets two or three times a day. High quality, helpful tweets about a topic you're interested in.

Then they start tweeting 20 times an hour about something you're not interested in - some football match in Wales, a TV show about zombies, or a political race in subdistrict 13 in a country you've never heard of.

Mute them. A few days later unmute them and see if they're still spongeworthy.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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