It has been a busy day for Twitter, introducing a new ‘mute’ option and an update to the iOS app that bundles in a number of new features for iPad users. The big news here is clearly the mute feature, something which had been available, but on third-party apps. The mute feature has now incorporated within Twitter, with options to mute from desktop, iOS and Android apps. When you mute someone, you completely remove them from your timeline. Here’s the official description from Twitter.
Tweets and Retweets will no longer be visible in your home timeline, and you will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user. The muted user will still be able to fave, reply to, and retweet your Tweets; you just won’t see any of that activity in your timeline. The muted user will not know that you’ve muted them, and of course you can unmute at any time.
The new options for muting users on Twitter for iPhone and iPad are available in new updates that are dropping today. In addition to muting, iPad users will welcome a number of new features, some of had been previously available on the iPhone. The latest release brings more parity between the two devices, neatly wrapped in a universal version. Here’s the official changelog for version 6.5.
- 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.
The new mute feature requires version 6.5, but not everyone will have access to it immediately. Twitter says the feature is rolling out for everyone over the coming weeks.
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