How To Mute Words On Twitter? [in 2022]

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Sometimes the tweets on Twitter may have certain words and phrases that a user may not like to be shown. Twitter offers you an option to avoid such words and phrases. The option is called the muting option. Twitter users can mute certain particular usernames, phrases, words, hashtags, or even emojis on Twitter.

Once muted, these tweets and the phrases will be removed from push notifications, notifications tab, email notifications, SMS, and home timeline. Such words can also be removed from the replies that the users make to the tweets they see. Below is a step-by-step procedure on how to mute words on Twitter.

Muting words and phrases on Twitter

Before the elaboration of the muting procedure on Twitter, there are certain important facts related to the subject and topic that you should be aware of. These aspects of muting words on Twitter are given below.

  • Muting words and phrases are not case-sensitive. For instance, if you mute the word “DOGS” by adding it to the mute list, a mention of the word “dogs” will get muted irrespective of its case.
  • Users can add the punctuations between the phrases or words when they are muting them.
  • When a word is muted, its hashtag will get muted as well.
  • For muting the words and phrases in the notifications, home section timeline, or replies to the tweets, the @ sign must be included for an account. It will ensure that the account itself is not muted but only the tweets and notifications carrying that particular word in that account are muted.
  • There is a maximum character count for the phrases or words that are muted.
  • Users can mute words and phrases in all of the supported languages on Twitter.
  • The default period for muting words or phrases is forever. However, Twitter provides the instructions on the ways that the users can use for adjusting the period of mute.

How to mute words on Twitter?

Below is the process and the steps required for muting words. phrases. and hashtags among other content on Twitter.

Step 1: Click the “more” option located on the navigation menu at the side.

Step 2: Click on the option “Settings and Privacy”.

Step 3: Now click on the option “muted words”.

Step 4: Next you will find the “Plus” option for adding the words that must be muted. Click on it.

Step 5: Enter the words, phrases, hashtags and other content that must be muted. A user can add one entry at a time.

Step 6: Once you have entered the word and the content, select the option “Home sectionTimeline”, in case you want the word muted on this particular timeline.

Step 7: Select the option * Notifications” when you want that the particular phrase or word does not appear in your notifications.

Step 8: You will also have to specify which accounts have to be used for muting the words. You will have to choose between the option “from people you do not follow” or “from anyone”.

Step 9: Next you will have to select the period for the word or phrase to remain muted. You can choose from options including “30 days”, “7 days”, “24 hours”, and “forever”.

Step 10: Lastly click the option “save” and you are done.

How can you mute words on Twitter on iPhone/Android?

You can also mute the words and phrases on your smartphone and mobile devices. Use the below given process for muting the phrases or words on IOS and the Apple iPhone.

Step 1: Long press on any phrase or word that need to mute.

Step 2: A pop-up menu will appear. It will have the “mute” option. You simply have to choose the option for that particular word.

Step 3: Upon choosing the “mute” option, you will be automatically guided to a page. Here you can choose the place where you want the word to be muted. For instance, it can be your “notifications” timeline, from whom (from “people you don’t follow” or “from anyone”), and for a duration (30 days, 7 days, 24 hours, or forever).

When you need to unmute a word or a phrase on your Android smartphone and the Android operating system device, you need to follow the below given process.

Step 1: Open the Twitter app and select your profile icon. You will find it in the left corner, of the upper section of the application.

Step 2: Choose the option “settings and privacy”.

Step 3: Now choose the option “privacy and safety”.

Step 4: Here you will find the “mute and block” option. Tap on it.

Step 5: Now tap on the option “plus”. You can now enter any word or phrase that you need to mute. Here you will also get choices including from whom, where, and the duration.

Why is it useful to mute words on Twitter?

The “mute” word option helps you avoid the various kinds of spoilers to be reflected on your account on Twitter. You may also have to read the tweets that may have potentially triggered text or pain.

These tweets do not impact your mental health and wellbeing in an appropriate way. When the tweets are unfiltered, you are always exposed and vulnerable to the risks. The “mute” words option and facility on Twitter help you overcome such issues.

How to unmute phrases and words on Twitter?

When you need to unmute or edit the words and phrases that you have muted previously on Twitter, you must follow the below-given process on your desktop.

Step 1: Click on the option “more” that you will find in the navigation menu located on the side.

Step 2: Next click on the option “settings and privacy”.

Step 3: Now click on the option “muted words” that you will find here.

Step 4: You will find the hashtags, words, and phrases that you have muted previously. Click on the particular hashtag, phrase, or word that you have to unmute or edit.

Step 5: Now toggle the settings from the option mute from/extended mute time.

Step 6: Click on “save”.

Step 7: You will find the muted button and sign on the hashtag, phrase, or word. Click on it and the word or phrase will be unmuted.

If you must unmute a word or edit it on your Android smartphone, you simply need to reach the muted words section and screen first. Now choose the word that you need to unmute and then choose the option “delete word”.

Can’t mute words or phrases on Twitter

If you cannot mute a certain word on Twitter if you are not logged into your account. Ensure that you are logged into your account. Also ensure that you are spelling the words correctly.

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