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How to Exclude Retweets From Showing in Your Twitter Feed

Nancy Messieh 16-04-2018

You can turn off retweets from individual users How to Turn Off Retweets on Twitter Without Unfollowing Tired of having your Twitter feed overwhelmed by meaningless retweets? You can actually turn them off -- without unfollowing your friends -- and your feed will be all the better for it. Read More  but what about just getting rid of them altogether? The free service Blindfold makes it easy to turn off all retweets with one handy kill switch.


After you login to Blindfold with your Twitter account, you’ll see just two buttons: Hide Retweets and Show Retweets.

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All you need to do is click the Hide Retweets button and wait about 30 seconds, as Blindfold works its magic. You’ll know it’s done when the Hide Retweets button returns to how it appeared when you first loaded the site.

When you head over to Twitter, you should no longer see any retweets in your feed. As would be expected, there are a few caveats. You can still see quote tweets like this one:


You’ll still see retweets when you go to someone’s profile. And it won’t hide promoted tweets. It also doesn’t hide liked tweets that appear in your feed.

And when you first turn the feature on, it might actually get rid of much of your feed that is older than 10 minutes, but that resolves itself over time. That may be a small price to pay to get retweets turned off no matter how you access Twitter.

Because Blindfold taps right into your account, unlike most browser extensions, retweets are turned off wherever you access Twitter – whether through a browser or mobile app.

If you’re looking for more ways to tailor Twitter, there are plenty of Chrome extensions to improve your Twitter experience Better Twitter: 9 Chrome Extensions You Need to Install Right Now There are several excellent Chrome extensions that make your Twitter experience better than ever. Chances are, you have never even heard about them. But don't worry, we're here to help. Read More .

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  1. -stephen
    July 15, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Please do the same for "likes"; purge my feed of all "likes".

  2. tsartomato
    April 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

    or you can block all of the awful harmful twitter JS with the adblock and live in the happy oblivion where the timeline is cool

  3. Hanna Tewabe
    April 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm