Muting users on Twitter

Mute is a feature that allows you to remove an account's Tweets from your timeline without unfollowing or blocking that account. Muted accounts will not know that you’ve muted them and you can unmute them at any time. To access a list of accounts you have muted, visit your muted accounts settings.

Some important things to know about mute:

  • Muted accounts can follow you and you can follow muted accounts. Muting an account will not cause you to unfollow them.
  • Muting an account does not impact the account’s ability to send you a Direct Message.
  • You will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from any muted account.

    For muted accounts that you follow:

    • @ replies and mentions by the muted account will still appear in your Notifications tab.
    • Tweets from a muted account before the time the account was muted will still be displayed in your Home timeline.

      For muted accounts that you do not follow:

      • @ replies and mentions will not appear in your Notifications tab.

        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  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
        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 overflow 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 overflow icon
        3. Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

        How do I know if I have muted someone?

        When you visit the profile of a user you have muted, you will see the red mute icon. 

        To access a list of accounts you have muted:

          1. Navigate to your muted account settings on Twitter.com. You will see a list of every account you are currently muting.
          2. From the top of the list, you can select to view Accounts you follow that you have muted, or All accounts that you have muted.
          3. You can unmute users by clicking the red mute icon to unmute. 
              Note: Accounts you follow will list the users you are both currently following and muting. The All tab will display all the accounts you’re muting, including the ones you are following.

              To unmute a Twitter user:

              1. Visit the muted user’s profile on Twitter.
              2. Click the red mute icon  to unmute.

              Unfollowing, blocking and reporting accounts as spam:

              In addition to muting users, you can also unfollow usersblock users, or report accounts as spam. Please read those help pages for more information.

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