Twitter Android, Web Users Can Now Specify Time Periods for Muted Content

The default is forever, but users on those platforms can now choose 24 hours, seven days or 30 days

Twitter users who connect to the social network via its Android application or the web (desktop or mobile) can now specify a time period for words, phrases, user names, emojis and hashtags they have muted.

A Twitter Safety tweet introduced the new features and directed users to the Advanced Muting Options on Twitter Help Center page, which provided detailed instructions on how to use the new options.

The Help Center page reminded users that muting in Twitter’s iOS app is currently restricted to its notifications tab, and for Android and desktop:

Muting words and hashtags only applies to your notifications and home timeline. You will still see these tweets via search. Notifications for muted words and hashtags are applied to replies and mentions, including all interactions on those replies and mentions: likes, retweets, additional replies and quote tweets.

When words, phrases, user names, emojis and hashtags are muted on Twitter, the default setting is forever, but Android and web users can now also select:

  • 24 hours from now.
  • Seven days from now.
  • 30 days from now.

Full instructions on how to mute words, phrases, user names, emojis and hashtags; how to edit or unmute them; and how to mute notifications for a conversation are available on the Help Center page. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: March 24, 2017 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT