It has become a standard problem on Twitter - during major sports events or TV shows, your feed will become flooded with updates from over enthusiastic friends tweeting continuously.
Twitter today launched an answer - a mute button for users.
Available to all or any users from today, the feature will mute irritating or boring tweets quickly, instead of blocking the account fully.
Reports emerged today Twitter is also trialling a mute option on its apps. Users said they noticed the feature on iOS and android devices yet as Tweetdeck, pictured. The tool lets individuals silence users quickly, however doesn't block them from sending notifications and direct messages
'Today we’re starting to introduce a new account feature referred to as mute to those that use our iPhone and android apps and twitter.com,' the organisation said.
'Mute provides you even additional management over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user’s content from key elements of your Twitter experience.'
Muting a user on Twitter means that their Tweets and Retweets can no longer be visible in your home timeline, and you may no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user.
'In the same way you'll turn on device notifications thus you never miss a Tweet from your favorite users, you'll currently mute users you’d prefer to hear from less,' Twitter promised.
The muted user can still be able to fave, reply to, and retweet your Tweets; you simply won’t see any of that activity in your timeline.
Twitter additionally stressed the mute feature was secret.
'The muted user won't know that you’ve muted them, and in fact you can unmute at any time.'
witter chief executive officer joy-stick Costolo, pictured, made the comments throughout an interview with Bloomberg. He said the location was looking at introducing a 'whisper mode' that may let groups of Twitter users to speak privately - similar to direct messages except for more people
CEO joy-stick Costolo additionally hinted at introducing a ‘whisper mode’ for personal conversations.
Costolo commented in an interview with Bloomberg earlier in the week.
‘There are regular local conversations that you would love to grab hold of and take into whisper mode.
Being able to move fluidly between that public conversation and also the non-public conversation is something we’ll make simpler.’
Private conversations were possible already using direct messages (DMs), however these solely apply to one-on-one discussions.
Whisper mode would effectively be a gaggle version of DMs.
Meanwhile, the mute button started showing across iOS and robot devices on the official Twitter app, yet as Tweetdeck, earlier these days.
Users are tweeting some of the screenshots of this amazing tool, that lets users silence specific tweeters during a timeline. It solely seems to possess been unrolled to a get few.
The main distinction between the mute tool and also the block function is that notifications and direct messages from muted users can still appear.
Twitter constantly experiments and rolls out options that do not always end up turning into permanent options.
When asked concerning Twitter test , Costolo said: 'In our latest iOS or android apps, there are well over a hundred experiments running in each of these apps.'