Twitter Rolls Out Muting Tool for Mobile Apps
Twitter today rolled out a new feature that will allow users of its mobile apps to mute the accounts of others without unfollowing them. According to Twitter, users can remove the tweets and retweets of others from their timeline, as well as nix any push or SMS notifications associated with that particular account. The muted user will still be able to see, retweet, and respond to the tweets of the person who muted them, but those responses won't be visible to the person who muted them. Further, the person who has been muted won't know that they've been muted. People can unmute users at any time. Twitter believes the tool can be useful for people who may want to temporarily silence select accounts rather than force people to unfollow/re-follow those accounts. The muting feature is being rolled out slowly to the Android and iOS app, as well as Twitter.com.
Instagram Lets You Mute Your Friends
Instagram today rolled out a new tool called mute, what is describes as a new way for people to control what they see in their Instagram feed. "The new feature lets you hide posts in [your] feed from certain accounts, without unfollowing them.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.
Twitter Improves Notification Tools
Twitter today gave users more power over notifications. Significantly, users can now mute the replies of a wider array of accounts.