How to mute user on Twitter for iOS

BY Jason

Published 13 May 2014

Twitter recently rolled out the ability to mute accounts, letting you mute tweets from someone you follow. In this post, we tell you how to mute tweets and retweets from annoying users using the Twitter iOS app.

Mute from a Tweet

See an annoying tweet? Here’s how to mute the person who posted it:

  • Tap on the tweet you want to mute
  • Tap the ••• icon
  • Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm.

Mute from a Twitter user’s profile

You can also mute a Twitter user from his or her profile:

  • Go to the Twitter user’s profile
  • Tap the gear (settings) icon
  • Tap Mute and Yes, I’m sure to confirm


Unmute a Twitter user

If you’ve muted someone, but want to read their tweets in your timeline again, here’s how you do it:

  • Visit the muted user’s profile on Twitter
  • Tap the red mute icon to unmute

Apart from mute, you could also consider unfollowing, blocking or reporting a user for spam. The difference between mute and block is that with mute, you just mute the user’s tweets, while in block, along with muting tweets the user also won’t be able to interact with you. A user won’t know if you have muted their tweets, while with block a user is told that you’ve blocked him or her. It is sort of like hiding a user from the news feed in Facebook, and the user has no clue. They can continue to favortie, retweet, and reply to your tweets, and you’ll still see their interactions in your notifications tab, but their tweets and retweets won’t appear in your Timeline.

Twitter still hasn’t completed rolling out mute to all users, so if you don’t see the option to mute, you might see it in a few weeks. Let us know if you’ve got the feature, and if so, how you’ve found it till now.

Also seeTips on how to get the most out of Tweetbot on iOS and Mac