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Content on Twitter is uncensored and can range a wide variety of categories, some of which you may not be comfortable viewing. While Twitter’s algorithm tries its best to only show content that you follow and is right for you, sometimes occasional posts that you may not agree with or are angered by appear. Now, you wonder exactly how you can remove these categories and posts from your Twitter Feed altogether. Luckily, Twitter gives you the option to mute Tweets that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis, or hashtags. Muting any Tweet associated with your muted categories removes it from your Notifications tab, push notifications, SMS, email notifications, and much more. While you still may see these Tweets via search ,they are removed from your Home timeline, so your personalized content remains exactly what you want. 


Muting on Twitter is easy and all you have to do is follow the simple steps down below. 

How to Mute Words on Twitter

  1. Head to twitter.com or your mobile or desktop application
  2. Click on More which will take you to Settings
  3. Scroll down to Content Preferences and go to Muted 

  1. Click on Muted Words and then the + icon 
  2. Enter the word/phrase you want muted, select the check box to indicate where you want the word/phrase muted from, and then select how long you want it to be muted for 


Feel free to add as many muted words or phrases as you would like. While this may detract from the overall Twitter experience, this feature allows you to keep your feed organized and helps you remove anything you do not want to see. In a few easy steps, you can easily mute anything you want on the social media platform and customize your experience just for you. 


Want to learn more daily tips and lifeskills? Check out the rest of our How to Use the Internet Series. This Youtube series of short video demonstrations are designed to teach users various online skills through visual storytelling, like snoozing notifications, setting your availability, and creating a custom emoji!


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