Twitter has added a mute button that will allow users to mute any particular user. Although the muted users will still be able to to fave, reply to, and retweet the Tweets but any of these activity will not be visible in the timeline of the users who has muted the other user.
“The muted user will still be able to fave, reply to, and retweet your Tweets; you just won’t see any of that activity in your timeline,” said Twitter product manager Paul Rosania in a blog post on the company’s website on Monday. “The muted user will not know that you’ve muted them, and of course you can unmute at any time. The muted user will not know that you’ve muted them, and of course you can unmute at any time.”
Long-time users of the Twitter may know that the Tweetbot app already includes a feature that allows you to follow a user without necessarily viewing their tweets and retweets.
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This new feature will be quite useful if a person you are following starts rapid-fire tweeting from an event you have no interest in, or is engaged in a prolonged public conversation that you’d rather not participate in.
According to Rosania, the feature will be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks. Instructions for how to get the mute feature working when it becomes available on your feed are on the newly updated Twitter support page.