We are sure that you must have faced a situation where a user you are following on Twitter has somehow changed his attitude and has started twitting tweeting something irrelevant. Despite you don’t like what he is tweeting he is still an important person for you to remain in contact. At one side you don’t like his tweets anymore and on the other, you can’t even unfollow him, then what is the solution?

Well, Twitter probably has understood your that very situation and has introduced a new function which is to Mute a Twitter user without unfollowing him. This feature is very much in-line with Facebook’s unsubscribe feature. Before we learn how we can mute a Twitter user on the Web, Android, and iPhone without unfollowing him we should know the benefits of such feature first.

How to Mute a Twitter User on Android and iPhone without Unfollowing Them

How to Mute a Twitter User on Web, Android and iPhone without Unfollowing them

These are the main benefits of muting someone on Twitter.

  • Muted person can interact with you on your Tweets as before.
  • Muted person will not know that you have muted him because he can still see you in his follower’s list.
  • You can still be notified by Twitter if he @replies you or @mentions your handle in his tweets.
  • If the muted person is also following you, then you can still interact with him in DM as before.
  • The muted person’s tweets won’t be shown on your Twitter timeline only after you mute him and his previous tweets will still be visible.

Now, if you are fully satisfied with the benefits of muting someone, then let’s focus on how you can mute someone on Twitter without letting him know because you are still in his follower’s list. There are various ways to mute someone lets know one after another.

How to Mute a Twitter User on the Web

Muting from a Tweet:

Step #1. Expand any tweet of a person you want to mute and click on “more” (three horizontal dots) at the very bottom of that tweet.

Expand any tweet and click on more.

Step #2. From various options find MUTE and click on it.

Click on Mute

Muting From a Profile:

Step #1. Go directly to the person’s profile page that you want to mute without unfollowing him.

Step #2. You will see a “Gear icon” on his profile page click on it.

Go to Profile page, and tap on GEAR icon

Step #3. By clicking on GEAR icon you will see a drop down menu, select MUTE from that menu. Click on ‘Yes’ to confirm again.

See a drop down menu, select mute from that menu

How to Mute a Twitter User on iPhone/iPad

Muting from a Tweet:

Step #1. Tap on a tweet of a user you want to mute. Tap on Down Arrow icon.

Tap on a tweet of a user, Then Tap the Down Arrow icon

Step #2. Tap Mute and then Yes, I’m sure to confirm your action.

Tap Mute and then Yes, I’m sure to confirm your action.

Muting from a Profile:

Step #1. Visit the profile page of the person you want to mute.

Step #2. Tap on the GEAR icon from that profile.

Tap on the GEAR icon from that profile

Step #3. Tap on MUTE and Yes, I’m sure to confirm your action.

Tap on MUTE and Yes, I’m sure to confirm your action.

How to Mute a Twitter User on Android Phone

Muting from a Tweet:

Step #1. Tap on a tweet of a user. Then tap the vertical three dots icon.

Tap on a tweet of a user. Then tap the vertical three dots icon

Step #2. Tap on Mute and then tap on Yes to confirm it again.

Tap on Mute and then tap on Yes to confirm it again

Muting from a Profile:

Step #1. Visit the profile page of the person you want to mute. Tap on vertical three dots icon.

Visit Profile Page, Tap on vertical three dots icon

Step #2. Tap Mute and then Yes, I’m sure to confirm the action.

Tap Mute and then Yes, I’m sure to confirm the action

To know whether your action is successful or not just go to the person’s profile you have muted and you will see a red mute icon.

If you have a change of mind and want to unmute the person you can go to user’s profile and click on that red mute icon and unmute.

Remember you can unfollow, block and report accounts of the users you have muted as you were doing before muting them.

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