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Twitter Adds Mute Button, less noise, no hurt feelings
Twitter Adds Mute Button, less noise, no hurt feelings

Twitter Adds Mute Button, less noise, no hurt feelings

Twitter officially launched the “Mute” feature on Monday, a function that allows users to hide other accounts’ tweets from their timelines and silence push notifications without unfollowing or blocking.

The social network had apparently been testing the mute feature for at least a few weeks before rolling it out for all users, The Washington Post reported.

“You can now mute users you’d like to hear from less,” Twitter Product Manager Paul Rosania said in a blog post.

“The muted user will not know that you’ve muted them, and of course you can unmute at any time.”

The feature is being added to Twitter iPhone and Android applications as well as at the twitter.com site accessed through computer Web browsers.

Muting someone at Twitter stops any messages they “tweet” at the service from popping up in the timeline of whoever hit the virtual button, according to Rosania.

Push or text messages from muted Twitter accounts will not be delivered.

People will still be able to see, retweets, or comment on Twitter posts of those who have muted them, but the person doing the muting will not be looped into the activity.

“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,” Rosania said.

To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for Web tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from their profile page, tap the gear icon on the page and choose mute @username.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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