Dallas, Texas 05/013/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) –Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) yesterday announced a new “mute” feature which will allow users to mute the annoying people in their feed. The feature also allows temporary blocking and one can also unmute once the person is being less annoying. If one of the followers is constantly annoying with offensive tweets or more frequent personal updates or with similar tweets or re-tweets, user can now mute such a person which will, in turn, remove his or her tweets and re-tweets from user’s timeline. The person who is muted will never know that the user has muted him or her and yet will remove his/her tweets and re-tweets from user’s timeline.
More about “Mute”:
Such a “mute” feature allows Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s users to mute the annoying person without being required to un-follow. Moreover, the person who is muted will still be able to favorite, re-tweet and reply, thus remain unaware of being unmuted by specific follower.
A “mute” feature was already offered by third party apps like Tweetbot and Tweetdeck and now it is going to be offered by the main micro-blogging site Twitter as well. This feature will be introduced for Twitter’s web interface as well as leading mobile operating systems, both Android and iOS. The feature is expected to be made available within next few weeks.
How to Enable “Mute”:
On its blog, Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has provided basic instructions on how to mute an annoying person from his tweet or profile page which reads, “To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for web tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from their profile page, one has to tap the gear icon on the page and then choose mute @username.”
During Monday’s trade, Twitter’s stock closed at $33.94, gaining 5.90% from its previous close. The stock is still down by 44% year to date.