In the official Twitter client, muting a user prevents any of their tweets or retweets from showing up in your timeline, even though you are still listed as a follower. The user remains muted until you remove the tag.
A number of third-party Twitter clients, including AppAdvice favorite Tweetbot, have long supported the feature. Tweetbot even takes it a step further by letting you select exactly how long to mute a user, like a day, week, month, or forever.
Tweetbot even allows you to universally block postings from certain apps, so you don’t have to ever see the latest Instagram or Foursquare check-in.
Back in late 2013, Twitter was reportedly planning a major revamp of its app. But the company now seems to be content to borrowing popular features from third-party clients and integrating them into its experience.
The official Twitter client, which is universal and designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
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