How to use advanced muting options

Muting options for words and hashtags

 

You might see content in Tweets you’d like to avoid. We give you the option to mute Tweets that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis, or hashtags. Muting will remove these Tweets from your Notifications tab, push notifications, SMS, email notifications, Home timeline, and from replies to Tweets.

 

Note: Muting words and hashtags only applies to your notifications and Home timeline. You will still see these Tweets via search. Notifications for muted words and hashtags are applied to replies and mentions, including all interactions on those replies and mentions: likes, Retweets, additional replies, and Quote Tweet. 

You may have opted-in to receive mobile notifications when an account you follow Tweets. If so, muting words and hashtags will not apply to these notifications. You will still receive such mobile notifications from these accounts even if their Tweet(s) include a word or hashtag you have muted.

Muting words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags overview:
 

  1. Muting is case-insensitive. For example:
    • If you add “CATS” to your mute list, any mention of “cats” will be muted from your notifications.
  2. You can include punctuation within a word or phrase when muting. Punctuation at the end of a word or phrase is not necessary.
  3. Muting a word will mute both the word itself and its hashtag. For example:
    • If you mute “unicorn”, both “unicorn” and “#unicorn” will be muted from your notifications.
  4. To mute Tweet notifications, Tweets in the Home timeline, or from replies to Tweets that mention a particular account, you must include the @ sign before the name. Doing this will mute Tweets notifications that mention that account, but won’t mute the account itself. 
  5. Words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags up to the max character count can be muted.
  6. Muting is possible across all Twitter-supported languages.
  7. Muting is set to a default time period of Forever. Instructions on how to adjust the mute time period is listed below for supported devices.
  8. You can view a list of your muted words (and unmute them) in your settings.
  9. Recommendations delivered to you via email or through Twitter will not suggest content that includes your muted words and hashtags.

Note: If you previously added words to your mute list when the feature applied to notifications only, the following default mute settings will be enabled: Notifications only; From anyone; Forever. You can edit existing mute settings at any time, instructions are listed below.

How to mute words and hashtags
Step 1

Go to your Notifications tab 

Step 2

Tap the gear icon 

Step 3

Tap Muted, then tap Muted words.

Step 4

Tap Add.

Step 5

Type in the word or hashtag you’d like to mute. Entries can only be added one a time.

Step 6

Select whether to enable this in Home timeline or Notifications, or both.

Step 7

Select whether this is From anyone or From people you don’t follow (for enabled notifications only).

Step 8

Tap For how long? and choose between Forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.

Step 9

Tap Save.

Step 10

You will see the mute time period indicated next to each entered word or hashtag.

Step 11

Tap Done to exit.

Step 1

Go to your Notifications tab 

Step 2

Tap the gear icon  

Step 3

Tap Muted words.

Step 4

Tap the plus icon 

Step 5

Type in the word or hashtag you’d like to mute. Entries can only be added one a time.

Step 6

Select whether to enable this in Home timeline or Notifications, or both.

Step 7

Select whether this is Anyone or From people you don’t follow (for enabled notifications only, tap Notifications to adjust).

Step 8

Tap For how long? and choose between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)

Step 9

Tap Save.

Step 10

You will see the muted icon  and the mute time period next to each entered word or hashtag.

Step 1

Click More from the side navigation menu, then click Settings and privacy.

Step 2

Click the Privacy and safety tab, then click Mute and block.

Step 3

Click Muted words.

Step 4

Click the plus icon. 

Step 5

Enter the word or hashtag you’d like to mute. Entries can only be added one a time.

Step 6

Select Home timeline if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Home timeline.

Step 7

Select Notifications if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Notifications.

Step 8

Specify From anyone or From people you don’t follow.

Step 9

Under Mute timing choose between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.

Step 10

Click Save.

How to edit or unmute words and hashtags
Step 1

Go to your Notifications tab 

Step 2

Tap the gear icon 

Step 3

Tap Muted, then tap Muted words.

Step 4

Tap the word or hashtag you’d like to edit or unmute.

Step 5

Change the Mute from or Mute timing selections and tap Save.

Step 6

To unmute the word, tap Delete word, then tap Delete word to confirm.

Step 7

Tap Done to exit.

Step 1

Go to your Notifications tab 

Step 2

Tap the gear icon 

Step 3

Tap Muted words.

Step 4

Tap the word or hashtag you’d like to edit or unmute.

Step 5

Change the Mute from or Extend mute time selections and tap Save.

Step 6

To unmute the word or hashtag, tap Delete word, then tap Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

Step 1

Click More from the side navigation menu, then click Settings and privacy.

Step 2

Click the Privacy and safety tab, then click Mute and block.

Step 3

Click Muted words.

Step 4

Click the word or hashtag you’d like to edit or unmute.

Step 5

Change the Mute from or Extend mute time selections, and click Save.

Step 6

To unmute the word or hashtag, click the muted button 

 

Muting notifications for a conversation

 

If you would like to stop receiving notifications for a particular conversation, you can choose to mute it. When you mute a conversation, you won’t get any new notifications about that conversation. You will, however, still see Tweets from the conversation in your timeline and when you click into the original Tweet. 

To mute a conversation via twitter.com, or from your Twitter for iOS or Android app:
 

  1. Go to the Tweet detail of any Tweet or a reply in the conversation you wish to mute.
  2. Click or tap the more icon. 
  3. Click or tap Mute this conversation
  4. Click or tap to confirm.

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