Twitter has officially announced a “mute” feature for its iPhone, web, and Android clients. The new feature allows users to selectively turn off posts of certain users they follow, without unfollowing them.
Muting the users will stop their posts from showing up in your timeline, including their own posts and native retweets, and it also means you won’t get push notifications or SMS notices from them. No one knows the mute is active except for you, and it’s reversible at any time.
The Muting option can be found form the “more” link on any individual tweet. Muting can also be accomplished from the gear icon of any user’s Twitter profile page. The feature begins rolling out today, and should be available to everyone within the next few weeks.
Twitter also updated its iOS app with several iPad improvements.
What’s New in Version 6.5
This update includes minor improvements.
Changes to iPad include:
- Choose between “Top” and “All” Tweets in search results.
- Tweets with Twitter photos, Vine videos and other select content now show a preview in your home timeline
- You can reply, retweet, favorite or follow someone straight from a Tweet in your home timeline.
- Easier access to DMs.
- Choose a filter for your photo.
- Refreshed look for navigation.
- Discover has been updated to show Tweets related to Trends.
Twitter for iOS devices is available FREE in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]