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Control Panel for Twitter

A Different Way to Use Twitter

If you’re fed up with the official Twitter app,  try out the new Control Panel for Twitter

Control Panel for Twitter

by Jonathan Buchanan
Control Panel for Twitter
Control Panel for Twitter
Control Panel for Twitter
$5.99 in the App Store

If you’re fed up with the official Twitter app, try out the new Control Panel for Twitter. Even though it’s not an app, the Safari extension can make using Twitter’s site a more enjoyable experience with a number of configurable options. By default, the extension will default your timeline to a reverse-chronological Following timeline that will only show tweets from the people you follow. The For You tab is hidden away.

What is it about?

Control Panel for Twitter is a Safari extension for which adds new features and options Twitter is missing to help improve your experience using it.

Control Panel for Twitter

App Details

Social Networking
Last updated
February 4, 2023
Release date
February 3, 2023
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App Store Description

Control Panel for Twitter is a Safari extension for which adds new features and options Twitter is missing to help improve your experience using it.

By default, your Home timeline will be the reverse-chronological "Following" timeline, which will only contain tweets and quote tweets from the people you follow. The algorithmic "For you" timeline will be hidden, and Control Panel for Twitter will keep you on "Following" if the site tries to automatically take you off it. Everything is configurable, so start by opening the extension options and customizing to your liking. Changes you make will be applied immediately.


Home timeline

• Defaults to the "Following" (chronological) timeline, and keeps you on it if Twitter automatically switches to the "For you" timeline
• Hide the "For you" timeline tab (default)
• Move Retweets to a separate tab (default), or hide them entirely
• Move Quote Tweets and replies to them to a separate tab in the Home timeline, or hide them entirely
• Hide tweets quoting accounts you've blocked or muted
• Mute quoting of specific tweets - adds a "Mute this conversation" menu item to Quote Tweets in the Home and List timelines
• Hide "Who to follow", "Follow some Topics" etc. in the Home timeline and elsewhere
• Full-width timeline: hide the sidebar in the desktop version and let timeline content go full-width on Home, Lists and Communities

Reduce "engagement"

• Hide Views under tweets
• Hide metrics
• Reduced interaction mode: hide the action bar under tweets – replies are now the only means of interacting
• Disable the home timeline: find yourself wasting too much time on Twitter? Try preventing use of the home timeline, going to Notifications or Messages by default instead

Remove algorithmic content

• Hide "What's happening", "Topics to follow" etc. in the sidebar
• Hide Explore page contents and use it only for searching
• Hide "Discover more" algorithmic tweets when viewing a tweet

UI improvements

• Hide the "Verified" tab on the Notifications page
• Replace Twitter Blue checkmarks with the Blue logo so they're not as easily mistaken for verified accounts, or hide them altogether
• Add "Add muted word" to the "More" menu (desktop) or slide-out menu (mobile)
• Fast blocking - skips the confirm dialog when you try to block an account
• Toggle Retweets in Lists - adds a "Turn off Retweets" menu item to Lists
• Use the site's normal text font style in the primary navigation menu on desktop to make it less distracting
• Use normal font weight in dropdown menus - if everything's bold, nothing's bold
• Hide "Open app" nags on mobile

UI tweaks

• Disable use of the Chirp font if you don't like it
• Uninvert the Follow and Following buttons to make them less jarring
• Choice of monochrome or themed (classic) styling for uninverted buttons
• When viewing a tweet's Quote Tweets, hide the quoted tweet to make more room for quotes

Hide UI items you don't use

• Share button under tweets
• Analytics links under your own tweets
• Hide navigation items you don't use on desktop, and other distracting screen elements such as the account switcher and Messages drawer
• Hide the bottom nav items for Communities and Messages on mobile if you don't use them
• Hide items you don't use in the "More" menu (desktop) or slide-out menu (mobile)

Experiments - features which aren't core to Control Panel for Twitter, but are there to try out:

• Hide algorithmic tweets based on likes, replies, communities, and suggested topics in the "For you" timeline, if you use it
• Verified accounts: highlight tweets by – or interacting with – verified accounts, or hide them

Please note: Twitter will sometimes make changes we can't anticipate which break Control Panel for Twitter functionality, but we have 3½ years of experience in quickly turning around fixes and adapting to new Twitter features.

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