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Twitter Muting Feature

Twitter appears to be quietly rolling out a long-awaited, extra sneaky feature on its mobile app. Now, users have been reporting a new option that lets you “mute” certain users. In other words, a totally undetectable unfollow. You can already mute certain users (along with keywords and hashtags) in the Twitter-acquired desktop app, Tweetdeck, but until now, it’s been virtually impossible to do the same with mobile or browser version of Twitter. While blocking is always an option, you can’t unblock someone without having to refollow them—thus alerting them to the fact that you blocked/unfollowed them in the first place. This way, though, if someone is going on a brief emotional rampage, you can quietly turn them off, wait until they’ve tired themselves out, and then turn them back on without the offending tweeter being any the wiser.

Read the full story at Gizmodo.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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