Here’s How to Mute Users on Twitter

Follow this guide to mute someone on your Twitter timeline

While unfollowing a Twitter user is an easy way to stop seeing someone’s content when it’s unwanted, what do you do when the user in question is a member of your family, or someone you can’t unfollow without facing real-world backlash?

Enter Twitter’s mute function, which allows a user to remain someone’s follower but stop seeing their content in their feed.

If you’ve yet to try Twitter’s mute feature, here’s a guide to help you get started. Note: These screenshots were taken in the Twitter application on iOS.

Mute Someone From Your Twitter Timeline

Step 1: Find a post by the user you’d like to mute.

Step 2: Tap the “v” button in the top-right corner of the user’s tweet.

Step 3: Tap “Mute @[username].”

Step 4: Tap “Yes, I’m sure” on the confirmation window that appears.

Mute Someone From Their Profile

Step 1: Search for the user on Twitter’s explore tab, and tap on their username to go to their Twitter profile.

Step 2: Tap the gear icon on their Twitter profile. Note: On Android, tap the icon with the three vertical dots instead.

Step 3: Tap “Mute @[username].”

Step 4: Tap “Yes, I’m sure” on the confirmation window that appears.

Unmute A User

If you ever want to “unmute” a user you’ve muted, you can do so in multiple ways. For one, you can tap “Unmute” on the user’s profile, as seen below.

You can also visit your “Muted Accounts” list to view every user you have muted. To get there on iOS, tap the gear icon on your own profile, tap “Settings,” tap “Privacy and Safety” and tap “Muted Accounts” at the bottom of the menu. To unmute a user in this menu, tap the red speaker icon to the right of their username, as seen below. On Android, you can access the settings menu from the app’s navigation menu.