How to mute a word or phrase on Twitter

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You can easily avoid seeing names and tags that you are sick of seeing. During February 2020,  a tweet from @nonprofWHIT’s revealed that Twitter now not only allowed you to mute conversations and other accounts, but also allowed you to mute a specific word.  In fact, you could do it directly from a tweet. With Twitter’s announcement, we now have the option to muffle words or phrases that appear in our Explore tab or Event-based notifications.

STEPS TO MUTE WORDS OR PHRASES WITH AN IPHONE

  1. You can mute a word by long-pressing it.
  2. You can mutes the sound by selecting “Mute” from the pop-up menu.
  3. Once you press the button, you will be directed to a page where you can choose the place (your timeline or notifications), the person (anyone you don’t follow), and the duration (forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days).

ON AN ANDROID PHONES, YOU CAN MUTES WORDS OR PHRASES BY FOLLOWING THESE STEPS:

Despite your Android phone, you shouldn’t be discouraged, because here also you can access this feature. The Android Twitter app (and the iOS Twitter app) allows you to mute words through its settings. You can’t do it as fast or as effectively from a tweet, but it is just as efficient.

  1. Go to the upper left corner and select your icon.
  2. To mute or block, go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > “Mute and block.”
  3. Scroll down and tap “Muted words.”
  4. Select a word to mute by tapping the plus sign.
  5. As far as where, from whom, and duration are concerned, you have the same options.

You can cancel or extend the mute time by returning to the “Muted words” screen, tapping on the word in question, and choosing the appropriate option “Delete the word” or “Change mute time”.

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YOU CAN ALSO MUTE WORDS AND PHRASES ON DESKTOP BY USING THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  1. Go to the left-hand menu, click on “More” > “Settings and privacy” > “Privacy and safety” > “Mute and block.”
  2. To muffle words, select the “Muted words” button on the right column. Click on the plus icon in the upper right corner.
  3. You are now able to enter the words or phrases you would like muted.
  4. Just like the mobile Twitter apps, you can mutes you timeline or notifications. You can mute everyone or only people you don’t follow, and for how long.
  5. Once all of your choices have been made, click “Save.”
  6. Go back to the “Muted words” column to unmute any words. When the pop-up window appears, click “Unmute” by clicking the cross-out red volume symbol to the right of the word.

As of today, Twitter will let users muffle words, phrases, and other content in areas other than timelines and notifications. A few days ago, it announced that blocked or muted texts would be removed from Event-based areas as well. When the ability to mute is extended more fully, will be updated soon.

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