Twitter Adding Mute Feature For Unwanted Posts

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 05/13/2014 | 10:00 AM EDT

The social media giant takes a page from Facebook by giving users what they want

Ever got annoyed by someone on Twitter so much that you contemplated unfollowing them? Well now you don’t have to thanks to Twitter's latest feature that will allow users to “mute” anyone they want to hear less from.


On Monday, Twitter began letting users mute people they are not interested in seeing posts from, and is expected to roll out to all Twitter accounts in the coming weeks. According to Twitter, the muted user will not know that they’ve been muted and that you can unmute at any time.


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The feature is being added to Twitter iPhone and Android applications, as well as at the twitter.com site accessed through computer Web browsers. Muting someone on Twitter stops any messages they "tweet" at the service from popping up in the timeline of whoever hit the virtual button. Push or text messages from muted Twitter accounts will not be delivered.


People will still be able to see retweets or comments on Twitter posts of those who have muted them, but the person doing the muting will not be looped into the activity.


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Seems like a pretty useful tool...or you could just press the “unfollow” button.

(Photo: Twitter)

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