That is if you’re using an iPhone/iPad.
There have been countless times where I have been spoiled by just browsing my Twitter timeline so I’ve been regularly muting words to easily save myself from being spoiled. But before, I normally had to go through settings to add words that I want to mute, until this tweet popped into my timeline:
I had no idea I could long press on a word in a tweet and immediately mute it
— twhitney ☁️ (@nonprofWHIT) February 19, 2020
Thanks to this tweet, I realized how easy it is to mute keywords and phrases without having to dive into the settings.
Note that this tutorial only applies to the iPhone and iPad versions of the official Twitter app – we’ve tried it on the Android and it, unfortunately, doesn’t work though hopefully, Twitter will add the functionality soon.
Here is how you can easily mute keywords and phrases straight from the Twitter timeline:
Open the Twitter app.
Scroll on the timeline and select the word and hold to open the pop-up menu.
From there simply select ‘Mute’.
And that’s it. Twitter says that the mute function is not case sensitive so you don’t have to enter multiple spellings.
If you want to edit the keywords you’ve muted, you need to go to Settings, Content Preferences and under the Safety menu, select Muted.
Did the tutorial above work for you? Let us know in the comments!