Tweetbot 1.5 Update Allows You To Mute The Most Obnoxious People On Twitter

Tweetbot 1.5 Update Allows You To Mute The Most Obnoxious People On Twitter

Everyone’s favorite Twitter client from Tapbots just got an awesome update that introduces t.co URL shortening, support for international hashtags, the ability to email direct messages, and some bug fixes. But Tweetbot’s best new feature by far is mute filters, which allow you to ignore the people you don’t want to hear to for a while.

Rather than just unfollowing someone completely, you may just want to ignore them for a period of time, and Tweetbot 1.5 it’s incredibly easy to do so. Let’s say you want to ignore a friend because his team just beat your team and you don’t want to hear him gloating about it all day, or you’ve had enough of listening to your boss talk about his new car, or your gran won’t stop banging on about the delicious brownies she just baked. You get the picture.

But you don’t want to unfollow them — that would hurt their feelings. Now you can “mute” them for 1 day, 1 month, 1 week, or forever. And it’s not just people: you can also mute hashtags that you no longer want to hear about. MacStories explains how it works:

So how does muting work? It works pretty similarly to reporting someone as spam: you hold down on that person’s avatar (or alternatively visit their profile and hit the gear button), and select the mute option. If you want to see everything you’ve muted, there’s a new button in the tab bar so you can manage everything and everyone. What about hashtags? Just hold on the hashtag, and mute that bad-boy too. Anyone who tweets with that annoying #hastag will be filtered from your timeline.

Pretty nice, eh?

The Tweetbot 1.5 update also introduces support for Twitter’s t.co URL shortener, and allows you to email single direct messages.

Have you tried out the new muting feature?

[via MacStories]

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  • Perry Duran

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  • Chris Camps

    Why not mute everybody at once?

    Tsss… Twitter… Smh

  • Dinnie Lim

    Cool feature! Echofon has had it for a while now, though. Both on iOS and Mac versions.

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