Twitter has been serious in the fight against harassment and abusive content recently. Last week, the social network rolled out its long-awaited tools for muting and filtering abusive posts from your timeline. Accordingly, Twitter now allows users to mute accounts without verified emails or verified phone numbers.
Besides, the new update also includes the ability to mute specific words or phrases from your timeline. If you have just updated Twitter app to the latest version, chances are that the process of muting keywords and filtering harassment is a little bit confusing. However, don’t worry because we are here to help.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to mute specific words on Twitter for iPhone.
Steps to turn on advanced filters on Twitter notifications
Step one: First and foremost, you need to launch the Twitter app from your home screen and tap the Notifications tab located at the bottom of the app
Step two: Next up, you are supposed to tap the Settings icon at the top-left corner of the screen and choose advanced filters
- You now can hide notifications from anyone with default avatar. Besides, you can enable muting users who have not confirmed their emails or their phone numbers
Step three: Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap Done to complete the task
Steps to mute specific keywords on Twitter
With the latest update, Twitter now lets you mute specific words from your notifications. Here is how you can do that.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Twitter app from your home screen and tap the Settings icon in the Notification panel
Step two: Once you are done, you simply need to choose Muted Words. From now on, you can add a specific word or hashtag that you don’t want to see anywhere on Twitter. You can also set timers (24 hours, 30 days or forever) on these mutes
Step three: Once everything is done, tap Save to apply the changes.
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