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Twitter Introduces Mute button

Privacy and space has always been a concern when it comes to social networking platforms. Many times it so happens that you see more of posts and tweets from people you would like to hear less from. To answer this concern, popular social networking giant Twitter has unveiled a new feature called the ‘mute button’. This feature allows you to hide from your timeline tweets that you do not want to see often.

The mute button on Twitter allows users to stop hearing temporarily from certain friends, without unfollowing them. So the next time you are not interested to know about a particular TV show or a sports event, simply use the mute button, and all tweets pertaining to them will be hidden from your timeline. The best part is that your friends will not get to know even if you have ‘muted’ tweets from them. You can start following these friends and other pages again, whenever you feel like.

This new feature from Twitter comes on similar lines as is currently prevalent on the other social networking platform, Facebook. The idea is to allow users to choose what they want to see in their news feed. As of now, the ‘mute button’ feature has just been unveiled; gradually in the coming days, all Twitter users will have this option in their accounts.

Prior to this, Twitter had a feature wherein users could turn on device notifications so that they do not miss out on any tweets from their favorite users. Likewise, the mute button will now allow users to turns off notifications and tweets from users that they do not want to hear from.

With the new feature rolling out, users can now look forward to a more enriching experience as they go about ‘tweeting’ on the popular website. Customization is perhaps the best feature that can be offered on social platforms, and with the ‘mute button’ feature, Twitter has done precisely that.