How to Mute Words on Twitter

Twitter allows its users to mute words they don’t want to see. Muting a word will remove Tweets with that term or hashtag from your notifications, timeline, and replies.

EditSteps

EditOn the iOS App

  1. Click on the icon to open your Notifications tab.
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  2. Select the gear icon.
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  3. Select .
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  4. Select .
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  5. Type in the term you want muted. Add any separate words one at a time, rather than all together.
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  6. Pick whether you want to mute the word on your Home timeline or Notifications, or both.
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  7. Pick the people you want to include in the filter. You can decide whether you want to mute words From anyone or From people you don’t follow (for notifications you have set up).
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  8. Select how long you’d like to mute the word for. Pick between Forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
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  9. Tap . Review the results to make sure it’s what you intended.
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  10. Tap to exit.
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EditOn the Android App

  1. Click on the icon to open your Notifications tab.
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  2. Select the gear icon.
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  3. Select .
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  4. Select the plus icon.
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  5. Tap .
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  6. Type in the term you want muted. Add any separate words one at a time, rather than all together.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 16.jpg
  7. Pick whether you want to mute the word on your Home timeline or Notifications, or both.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 17.jpg
  8. Pick the people you want to include in the filter. You can decide whether you want to mute words From anyone or From people you don’t follow (for notifications you have set up).
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 18.jpg
  9. Select how long you’d like to mute the word for. Pick between Forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 19.jpg
  10. Tap . Review the results to make sure it’s what you intended.
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EditOn Twitter.com (Desktop)

  1. Click on your profile image and select Settings and privacy.
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  2. Click .
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  3. Click .
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  4. Type in the term you want muted. Add any separate words one at a time, rather than all together.
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  5. Pick whether you want to mute the word on your Home timeline or Notifications, or both.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 25.jpg
  6. Pick the people you want to include in the filter. You can decide whether you want to mute words From anyone or From people you don’t follow (for notifications you have set up).
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 26.jpg
  7. Select how long you’d like to mute the word for. Pick between Forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 27.jpg
  8. Click . Review the results to make sure it’s what you intended.
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EditOn Twitter.com (Mobile)

  1. Click on the icon to open your Notifications tab.
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  2. Select the gear icon.
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  3. Select .
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  4. Select .
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  5. Type in the term you want muted. Add any separate words one at a time, rather than all together.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 33.jpg
  6. Pick whether you want to mute the word on your Home timeline or Notifications, or both. Select the checkbox for each, as desired.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 34.jpg
  7. Pick the people you want to include in the filter. You can decide whether you want to mute words From anyone or From people you don’t follow (for notifications you have set up).
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 35.jpg
  8. Select how long you’d like to mute the word for. Pick between Forever, 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.
    Mute Words on Twitter Step 36.jpg
  9. Click . Review the results to make sure it’s what you intended.
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EditTips

  • Entries can only be added one a time.
  • You can edit or remove existing entries to your muted words after you submit them.

EditWarnings

  • If you already added a word to your mute list when the feature applied to notifications only, it will currently be set to Notifications only; From anyone; Forever. You can change this, though.

EditSources and Citations

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