Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How To Mute Hashtags On Mobile Twitter Apps.

There's an app for that! Whether it be blog conference talk, fashion week chit-chat, nightly television spoilers or even just that one annoying virtual friend who won't shut the heck up, there are going to be times when you want to be able to mute certain hashtags, keywords or users on Twitter, making them disappear from your feed. 

Whether you're an Android or iOS user, I've taken just a few minutes to outline some of the available mobile apps that easily allow you to accomplish this task. Some are free, some are not but the real question is, is your sanity worth $3?

Twitter client TweetDeck offers a way to filter out the hashtag. 
1. In TweetDeck, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and click on “Settings”
2. Select “Global Filter.”
3. In the “Using” field, type in the hashtag you wish to mute. For example #Blissdom.
4. Hit “Add filter” and voila! Muted. After adding the filter, you can also always choose to remove it.
Mobile apps that block hashtags or users 
There are also a variety of mobile apps you can download that will let you mute hashtags, actual users, as well as certain keywords.
TweetCaster: One of the few apps available for both Android and iOS that offers a filtering feature. To use the mute option, search for {insert your hashtag here} and then select the “Zip It” option. If you want to see the tweets again, you can “UnZip” them any time.
Echofon: I believe there is a beta version of this for Android users and I've personally used it before on iOS. This app allows you to mute specific users as well as keywords.
For Android Users
UberSocial: While UberSocial is available for iOS, the mute feature is only available on BlackBerry and Android devices. To use this option, click into the UberSocial menu and select “Mute User.” Click the drop down button on the left and tap the tags icon. Type in your desired hash tag, click the play button and you're done!
Twicca: Muting in this free app for Android is relatively simple. Go into Settings and select “Mute settings.” In the “Mute by containing words” field, type in your desired hash tag. Tap the check mark and you’re done.
For iPhone Users
Both Tweetbot and Tweetlogix have muting options. In Tweetbot, you do this by double clicking on the hashtag and selecting the mute option. The app costs $2.99 in Apple’s App Store.
Tweetlogix has a whole Filters section, where you type in the keyword or user you want to be muted. You can also mute retweets. It is $1.99 in the App Store.


  1. Great post:) I will definitely have to do this!

  2. Hah, how did you know people would want to mute #blissdom? I wish I had read this post LAST WEEK. :)

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

  3. Will it block them once their muted , cause some people can still read my tweets

  4. Does muting the user block them from seeing my tweets ?

  5. \o/ all kicky ball stuff muted in UberSocial - thank you :-)

  6. \o/ all kicky ball stuff muted in UberSocial - thank you :-)

  7. \o/ all kicky ball stuff muted in UberSocial - thank you :-)


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