Today Twitter officially announced the new “mute” feature for use on iPhone, Android, and web versions of the service. With the introduction, Twitter users can now selectively listen to those they follow without having to unfollow them.
The mute function will remove posts and retweets by any muted users and will only be noted to the user enabling the mute function. The mute option is also reversible at any time.
Users are able to mute others via the “more” function on an individual tweet, or by using the gear function located on a specific users profile. The rollout will begin today and should be fully functional for all Twitter users in a matter of a couple of weeks.
While users that have dabbled into third-party clients like Tweetbot are already familiar with this function, it is brand new to Twitter. Tweetbot also allows muting hashtags and keywords, something yet to be announced for Twitter.
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