If your timeline is a mess of retweets shared by people you follow, there’s a way to cut down on the noise. You can easily get rid of retweets from your retweet-happy friends without unfollowing them.
While this method will get rid of retweets, it doesn’t apply to quoted tweets or tweets where users have added their own commentary.
The next time you’re annoyed by someone you follow retweeting up a storm, all you have to do is go to their profile and click the Settings button. You can then click Turn off Retweets in the menu.
This means their retweets will no longer show up in your timeline, but if you go to their profile, you can still see them. It also means that no matter what platform or service you choose to use to access Twitter, those retweets won’t show up.
This feature can be particularly useful if a lot of people you follow are retweeting a popular live event that you’re just not interested in.
I've never used "Turn off retweets" more in my life. #debatenight
— Evan Burkett (@primeministerE) October 20, 2016
If you change your mind at a later date and decide the retweets aren’t that bad, just go back to the same menu and you can turn them back on.
Do you have any other tips and tricks on how to cut down on the Twitter noise? Let us know in the comments.