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How to Mute Words on Twitter [Different Platforms]

Tweets with unwanted and disturbing words can be avoided using the Muted Words option on Twitter.

Twitter is an open platform to share your thoughts and opinion with the world. You can share and receive messages in the form of tweets. If you are receiving tweets regarding a specific topic or word often, and it makes you feel annoyed, Twitter is built-in with the mute feature to avoid those tweets. You can add the particular word or hashtag to the Muted section so that the tweet about the selected words won’t appear in your timeline. While muting, you no need to enter the punctuation marks, and in case of muting a Particular account, you need to add @ symbol at the beginning. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to unmute the muted word whenever you want. This article will clearly explain the ways to mute words on Twitter on all its compatible devices.

How to Mute Words on Twitter

Twitter is available for free on Google Play Store and App Store. The procedure to mute words or hashtags on android is different from iOS.

Steps to Mute Words / Hashtags on Twitter – Android

#1: To begin with, open the Twitter app on the Android device.

#2: Tap the Notification icon (bell icon) at the bottom.

#3: Next, tap the Gear icon (Settings icon) at the top of the screen.

Select Settings

#4: Select the Muted words option.

Tap Muted Words

#5: From the Muted words screen, tap the + Plus icon.

Mute Words on Twitter

#6: Now, type the word or hashtag that you want to mute.

#7: Choose either Home timeline or Notification (from People you don’t follow).

#8: After that, tap the For how long? option and choose the duration. Select the preferred time duration between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now.

Mute Words on Twitter

#9: Next tap Save button at the top right corner.

#10: Finally, the mute icon is added next to that word or hashtag.

Steps to Mute Words / Hashtags on Twitter – iOS

#1: Open the Twitter application on your iPhone or iPad.

#2: Tap on the Notification tab and select the Settings icon (gear-shaped icon) from the top left corner.

Settings icon

#3: Select the Muted option and followed by Muted Words.

Select the Muted option

#4: Then tap the Add button at the lower right corner.

Add icon

#5: Type the word or hashtag that you need to mute.

Enter the Word

#6: Next, navigate to Mute from section and enable Home timeline or Notifications or both.

#7: Now, you have to choose between From anyone or From people you don’t follow under Notifications.

#8: Make a tap on the Duration option and select the mute timing.

#9: Select the Save button, followed by tap Done.

#10: Now, the selected time period will be shown next to the selected word or hashtag.

Steps to Mute Words or Hashtags on Twitter Website

You can mute words on Twitter from its official website too. The same procedure is applied for both Mac and Windows PC.

#1: Open the web browser on your PC.

#2: Go to and login with your username and password.

#3: Hover to the Profile icon and click on it.

#4: Select the Settings and Privacy option from the drop-down list.

Click Settings and Pirvacy

#5: Click on the Muted words option.

Select Muted words

#6: Under the muted option, click Add.

Click Add

#7: Then, enter the word that you would like to Mute.

#8: Next, choose the Home timeline or Notifications option.

Note: Under Notifications, you need to select either From anyone or From people you don’t follow.

Mute Words on Twitter

#10: Choose the duration to mute the word.

#11: At last, click the Add button to mute the intended word on your Twitter account.

Mute Words on Twitter

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To Conclude

Now, you will be able to avoid the tweets related to the muted phrase on your Twitter account. It can be done regardless of the device that you are using. If you make any changes, it will be updated on all the active devices. Undoubtedly. Twitter is a more basic and must-have social networking service.

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