Have you ever want­ed to stop tweets with cer­tain words from show­ing up in your Twit­ter feed?

Ear­li­er this year, a fair­ly high pro­file crim­i­nal tri­al took place here in Leth­bridge over a sev­er­al-day peri­od. All the media out­lets were livetweet­ing it on their cor­po­rate accounts and their indi­vid­ual accounts. This clogged up the feed for one of the clients I man­age, so I need­ed to mute the tweets from my feed. Luck­i­ly, most every­one used a hash­tag, so I was able to mute that hash­tag.

If you need to mute tweets con­tain­ing cer­tain words from your time­line, fol­low these steps.

1. Click on your avatar, then click on “Set­tings and pri­va­cy”.


2. In the left side­bar, click on “Mut­ed words”.


3. If this is your first time, you may see this mes­sage. Just press the “Got it” but­ton.


4. Click on the “Add” but­ton.


5. Enter your word or hash­tag, then click the “Add” but­ton. You can choose addi­tion­al options, includ­ing where, who, and when.

That’s all there is to it. Have you used the “mute” fea­ture on Twit­ter before? Let me know your expe­ri­ence in the com­ments below.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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