The newest Twitter feature might be long overdue, but allows us a little peace and quiet! In our Twitter feed, that is!
Yesterday Twitter announced the addition of a "mute" button, allowing anyone to hide the tweets and retweets of someone they follow while still allowing that person to comment, retweet or favorite their own tweets. Mute button will roll out to all users in the next few weeks.
So, when will you need this? Here's three of the most muteable moments, when the new feature will surely help you out!
1) The spoiler alert: If you aren't caught up on your fave reality show, by all means, mute your friends or the bloggers who follow who chat about the show!! That way you won't have spoilers waiting for you in your news feed, and you can catch up with the show's happenings at your own leisure!
2) The respectful follow: Those you mute can't tell that you have muted them. So you can follow that co-worker or business partner that you know wants you to follow them, but you really have no interest in reading their tweets. After all, it's the nice thing to do!
3) The limited mute: Maybe you don't want to mute someone forever, but you can mute and unmute as needed! Let's say your bestie is going to a concert you aren't really excited about or your coworker is over tweeting their outlandish political opinions during election time. Just mute them for a few weeks until the time passes and unmute when you think it's safe! No more clogging of your feed!
Now if we could only get a "mute" button for real life!!
Has your Twitter profile received the "mute" button rollout yet? Have you muted anyone?