Tuesday , August 14 2018

Are you a Twitter user forever frustrated by some users who decide to engage in back-to-back tweets from time to time? For example, do you have that one friend who you love talking to, but they like to live-tweet sports events or concerts?

Most third-party Twitter clients have had a solution to this very issue for some time now, offering users the ability to mute a given user, given keywords or even #hashtags. Twitter’s official app, though, hasn’t offered such a feature.

Until now. Twitter is including a feature in upcoming app releases (and in it’s web client as well) to allow twits to mute particular users, which will hide that user’s tweets, retweets and replies from your timeline. Unfortunately its limited to user-mutes only; there’s no word on muting keywords or hashtags at this stage, but Twitter does do things slowly, so they might come with time.

If you haven’t received the update yet, don’t panic. It’s rolling out over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the Play Store for the updated version.

Developer: Twitter, Inc.
Price: Free
Source: Twitter Blog.
Via: Image credit via Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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