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Had enough of politics on your timeline? With the U.S. presidential election still seven months away, there’s a lot more of this to come.
If you’d prefer to keep political trends and arguments out of your Twitter timeline, there are a few ways to do that.
Filter Politics on Your Desktop
If you’re on your desktop computer, you have two choices. You can either mute users or keywords.
Muting users can be done directly through Twitter’s web interface. If you follow someone who is constantly tweeting about politics, but you don’t want to unfollow them, just navigate to their page, click the settings button, and select “Mute”.
A little mute icon will appear on their page, which you can click to unmute them.
A far more effective way of getting ridding your feed of politics is to filter out keywords. This can be done using TweetDeck, which should work regardless of your browser of choice.
Navigate to your Tweetdeck settings, and you’ll find the option to add keywords (or users) to your mute list. You can go back to this same place to remove the filter.
Filter Politics on Your Phone
There are a couple of ways to filter out political content on Twitter while you’re on the go. As with Twitter’s browser interface, you can mute specific users by going to their Twitter profile on the official iOS app, tapping the settings button, and selecting “Mute”.
If you want to get rid of specific keywords in your feed, the app will differ based on what platform you use.
Android users can mute keywords using the free app Plume. Find out more about Plume’s other features, and other great Android Twitter apps here. iOS users can opt for TweetCaster, which allows you to “zip” keywords or trends. TweetCaster is also available as an Android app.
How do you keep unwanted topics out of your Twitter feed? Let us know in the comments.