May 12, 2014 Last Updated 12:57 pm

Twitter updates iOS and Android apps, adds mute function

Twitter has added a mute function to its iPhone and Android apps. More updates will follow as they roll out the function to all their apps.

“Today we’re beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com. Mute gives you even more control over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user’s content from key parts of your Twitter experience,” Paul Rosania, Product manager at Twitter wrote on the company’s blog today.

When you mute a users that user can still follow you and interact with the tweets, and the person muted will not know of their muted status.

Here is how the new feature is to work on the different platforms:

To mute a Twitter user on the web:

Muting from a Tweet:

  1. From a Tweet, click More at the bottom of the Tweet.
  2. Click Mute.

Muting from a profile:

  1. Go to the profile page of the person you wish to mute.
  2. Click the gear icon 1398900618_9870 on their profile page. This brings up a drop-down actions menu.
  3. Select Mute from the options listed.

Once you’ve muted a user on the web, you will see a confirmation banner. If you made a mistake, you can click Undo to unmute a user right away.

To mute a Twitter user on iOS:

Muting from a Tweet:

  1. Tap a Tweet from the user you’d like to mute.
  2. Tap the ••• icon.
  3. Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

Muting from a profile:

  1. Visit the profile page of the user you wish to mute.
  2. Tap the gear icon. 1398900618_9870
  3. Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

To mute a Twitter user on Twitter for Android:

Muting from a Tweet:

  1. Tap the ⋮ icon.
  2. Tap Mute @username and confirm.

Muting from a profile:

  1. Visit the profile page of the user you wish to mute.
  2. Tap the gear icon. 1398900618_9870
  3. Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

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