How to mute a word or phrase on Twitter


In February 2020, I found that that it was possible not only to mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, but (courtesy of a tweet by @nonprofWHIT ) that you could also mute a specific word. And you could do it straight from a tweet.

Now, Twitter has announced it is expanding this feature so that when you mute a word or phrase, it will not appear in your Explore tab or Event-based notifications.

Here’s how you go about it.

Mute words or phrases on an iPhone

If you’re using the Twitter app on an iPhone, it’s a quick and easy process:

  • Long-press on the word you want to mute.
  • Choose “Mute” from the pop-up menu.
  • You’ll be sent to a page where you can choose from where you want to mute the word (your timeline or notifications), from…

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Author: Barbara Krasnoff