How to Hide Tweets Of People You Follow Without Unfollowing Them

On Monday, Twitter announced the introduction of a new account feature called MUTE, to people who use Twitter iPhone and Android apps and; a change I personally have been waiting for.

Mute is a feature that allows you to hide a user’s Tweets from your timeline without you having to unfollow them. When you mute a user on Twitter, their content will no longer be visible to you on your Timeline. Unlike blocking, the person can still follow you, interact with your tweets and can still send your direct messages.

How To Mute a Twitter user on

Muting from a Tweet:

Mute On Twitter

    ==> From a Tweet, click More at the bottom of the Tweet.
    ==> Click Mute.

Muting from a profile:

    ==> Go to the profile page of the person you wish to mute.
    ==> Click the gear icon  on their profile page. This brings up a drop-down actions menu.
    ==> Select Mute from the options listed.

Once you’ve muted a user on the web, you will see a confirmation banner. If you made a mistake, you can click Undo to unmute a user right away.

How To mute a Twitter user via Twitter iOS and Android Apps

Muting from a Tweet:

    ==> Tap a Tweet from the user you’d like to mute.
    ==> Tap the the three dots at the bottom-right corner of the tweet.
    ==> Tap "Mute..." and confirm.

Muting from a profile:

    ==> Visit the profile page of the user you wish to mute.
    ==> Tap the gear icon.
    ==> Tap Mute and confirm.

When you visit the profile of a user you have muted, you will see the red mute icon. You can click on the red mute icon to unmute the user.

NB:  When you mute a user, their previous Tweets will still be displayed; only Tweets from the point you muted them will be hidden. @ replies and @ mentions from muted users you follow will still appear in your Notifications tab.


James said…
Nice feature there. I can now mute those bloggers that share links every seconds..
9jablower blog said…
whites never cease to amaze me, what's the essence of this feature ? simply unfollow the person ....
mubarak aminu said…
great development from twitter,so now no need to block someone bbut you can also mute.
To me it doesnt make much sense to me. I will just simply unfollow you. It is meant for those who want to pretend to follow you because they know you will unfollow them if they unfollow.