How to mute on Twitter for iOS

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MuteWe all have at least that one account on twitter that we love to follow, and 9 tweets out of every 10 are interesting – however sometimes that very same account gets a little…….. passionate….. about a particular subject and start ‘flooding’ your time line with something you’re not really interested in.

Now – you could un-follow them – but then you’d miss the over tweets you actually like to read. Twitter has finally come to the rescue with its most recent feature. The ability to mute a user! This is something so simple, which is already saving headaches.

To mute a user from the twitter app on your iPhone, all you need to do is head over the ‘profile’ of the twitter user. You can do this by tapping on their avatar from their latest tweet.

Now tab on the ‘cog’ icon just underneath their post count.

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Now tap of the ‘Mute @<username>’ menu option at the top of the pop up menu

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The app will then display a visual prompt to confirm the mute has taken effect

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That’s all there is to it.. You will no longer see the users tweets in your timeline unless they mention you in a tweet.

There is (currently) no way to ‘schedule’ the removal of a mute. So once things have calmed down, and you would like to once again see the users tweets in your timeline; head back to their profile, and tap on the red speak to un-mute them.

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That is how to mute on Twitter for iOS.

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