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4 steps to mute a single word on Twitter

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

It’s common knowledge that Twitter users can avoid seeing posts or conversations from specific people or topics by muting them. However, it’s also possible to mute a specific word straight from the tweet – granted you’re using Twitter on Apple, see below:


But don’t stress if you’re running Android – this quick guide will have you muting irrelevant content in no time at all!

How to mute a single word on any device:

Step 1: Tap the bell icon/notifications tab located at the bottom of your screen

Step 2: Select the gear/settings tab located at the top right corner of your screen

Step 3: Choose “Muted Words”

Step 4: Once the “Muted Words” screen has loaded, click on the plus sign and insert the word/s – you’ll then get to determine who the word is muted for and for how long.

Image sourced from The Verge.

To unmute a specific word or to extend the duration, simply open the “Muted Words” menu and make your changes.

Image sourced from The Verge.

While muting specific words on Twitter can be a great way for you to cut through any unwanted clutter or content on your feed, it’s also the safer option when trying to avoid any spoilers!
Edited by Jenna Delport
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