How to hide twitter replies

How to hide twitter replies

As you might have noticed, Twitter sometimes forces the display of Retweets and likes, also known as favorites, and even combines the two. Understandably, this can easily get on some users’ nerves as this is stopping them from watching the content they are using Twitter for.

If you’re among them, you’re probably thinking about how to reduce or completely hide these, and we can’t blame you. Read on to see what you can do.

Use AdBlock Plus for Firefox

Ad blockers for browsers are more powerful now than ever. They can block ads in many shapes and forms. They can even block sponsored Tweets as these can really ruin the vibe by appearing everywhere. Even worse, certain Tweet likes also fall under this category.

One way to fight this is by using the AdBlock Plus Firefox plugin that has the Element Hiding Helper function. By letting you filter out an area of a Tweet, it helps you get rid of not just sponsored Tweets, but also the “Who to follow,” “Analytics,” “Moments”, and many other panels.

The only issue with this method is that it tends to hide others’ Tweets on your profile, as well as Tweets that you’ve posted that contain images. This means that it gets increasingly easy to miss others’ replies to your posts, so if you want to give this method a try, don’t forget to check for tweets and comments with photos occasionally.

How to hide twitter replies

Mute Phrases

Twitter has a useful option called Muted keywords. What it does is self-explanatory, but did you know that you can use it to hide suggested Tweets and menus such as “Who to Follow?”

To do this, just go to this link to access this Twitter’s setting directly, or tap the gear icon on the Twitter mobile app to enter the Settings. The most important phrases you should add to the list include:

How to hide twitter replies

Say No to Liked Tweets

All Tweets have additional options in their top-right corners that can be accessed by clicking or tapping on the Arrow icon. On certain app versions and web browsers, there should be an option called “I don’t like this tweet.”

If it’s not there, look for “Show me less of this.” If you do this enough times, these Tweets will stop appearing because you’ve directly let Twitter know that you don’t want them on your timeline. That’s what makes this a good solution despite the time it takes for Twitter to learn its lesson.

Disable the Algorithm

Twitter has an algorithm that shows you the Tweets it believes you’ll like on top for a long time. Disabling this option also helps with removing the liked tweets.

  1. Log in to Twitter and go to the Settings.
  2. Go to the “Privacy and safety” tab.
  3. Scroll down until you see the “Content” section.
  4. Under “Timeline,” there’s a single option called “Show the best Tweets first.” Disable it by removing the tick from the checkbox.

Turn off All Retweets

While not about likes, this option might give you some peace when it comes to avoiding Tweets from strangers. If you’re using Google Chrome, you can turn off all Retweets manually with relative ease. However, this will take some time, especially if you follow lots of people. This is a workaround method, after all, as Twitter doesn’t let you do this.

  1. Open the list of people you follow. Scrolling all the way down further expands the list. Keep on scrolling until the full list is shown. Alternatively, you can just keep pressing the “End” button on your keyboard.
  2. Click on the three dots in Chrome’s top-right corner to open the main menu. Go to “More tools.” From there, choose “Developer tools.” You can also press Ctrl + Shift + I.
    At the bottom of the code, add the following line and press Enter: a=Array.prototype.slice.call(document.querySelectorAll(“div.ProfileCard-content div.dropdown”));a.forEach(function(e) )

Note: You’ll have to repeat this for each of your new follows.

Hiding Your Likes from Others

Unfortunately, you can only partially hide your Tweets. The only known way to do so is to make your profile private and the only persons affected this way are those that aren’t following you already. To make your profile private, you need to enable the “Protect my Tweets” option:

How to hide twitter replies

  1. Log in to Twitter and click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of the home screen. Choose “Settings.”
  2. Go to the “Security and privacy” tab.
  3. Scroll down to find the “Privacy” section and tick the box next to the “Protect my Tweets” option.
  4. Click on the “Save changes” button.

Note: If you don’t do this, your profile will stay public. That said, if you want to make it public again, you should uncheck the “Protect my Tweets” checkbox.

When your profile is private, as already mentioned, other users need to start following you before being able to access your liked Tweets.

Remove a Tweet from Your Favorites

Although not the most useful method, you can simply “unlike” or “unfavorite” a Tweet if you really don’t want others to see that you’ve liked it.

  1. Log in to Twitter and go to your profile page.
  2. Click on “Favorites.”
  3. Look for the Tweet that you want to remove from your favorites list. Hover over it with your cursor and click on the “Favorited” link. It’s located next to the tweet.
  4. To make sure you’ve “unfavorited” the Tweet, refresh the page. The action was successful if it’s not on the list anymore.

Finding Peace

The best way to escape the social network craze is to just stop using them, but since that’s not very easy to do, but hopefully this is a good alternative. If you find security on Twitter very important, be sure to make your profile private.

What’s your stand on social media addiction? Do you think its effect can be overwhelming on people? Let us know in the comments below.

The disgraced Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account after the district attorney suggested that he could still be criminally charged for the fatal shooting that occurred on the set of his movie Rust back in October.

The shooting claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

Baldwin’s main Twitter account suddenly went offline over the weekend, according to Breitbart News. He had used this account to issue a statement immediately after Hutchins’ death.

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he tweeted. “I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred, and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Baldwin had set his Twitter account to private last month before deleting it over the weekend. Days before that, Baldwin had told television host George Stephanopolous that he did not think he would be criminally charged.

“I’ve spoken to the sheriff’s department multiple times,” Baldwin said. “I don’t have anything to hide.”

Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he worries about being criminally charged, Alec Baldwin says: "I don't. I've been told by people who are in the know…that it's highly unlikely that I would be charged with anything criminally."

Read more: https://t.co/zYugqKzjNu #BaldwinABC pic.twitter.com/msTJuJDDl1

— ABC News (@ABC) December 3, 2021

On Friday, however, First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said it is still very possible for Baldwin to be found “criminally culpable” for Hutchins’ death.

“Certain individuals may be criminally culpable for his/her actions and/or inactions on the set of Rust,” Carmack-Altwies told Deadline, adding that she will “exercise my prosecutorial discretion to its fullest, including filing charges that are supported by probable cause.”

Carmack-Altwies went on to say “everyone” handling firearms on the set of Rust should have been following safety protocols.

“Everyone involved in the handling and use of firearms on the set had a duty to behave in a manner such that the safety of others was protected, and it appears that certain actions and inactions contributed to this outcome,” Carmack-Altwies said.

Santa Fe law enforcement is reportedly livid that Baldwin decided to speak to the press, with one source saying that the sheriff’s department felt “betrayed” by the Stephanopoulos interview.

“Interviewed immediately after the shooting and subsequently by the Sheriff’s Office, the Emmy winner has been asked to not comment on the shooting beyond condolences as the police’s investigation continues – requests Baldwin has acknowledged but is clearly ignoring as he lays out his version of what went down that terrible day,” this source said.

You might see content in Tweets you’d like to avoid. We give you the option to mute Tweets that contain particular words, phrases, usernames, emojis, or hashtags. Muting will remove these Tweets from your Notifications tab, push notifications, SMS, email notifications, Home timeline, and from replies to Tweets.

Note: Muting words and hashtags only applies to your notifications and Home timeline. You will still see these Tweets via search. Notifications for muted words and hashtags are applied to replies and mentions, including all interactions on those replies and mentions: likes, Retweets, additional replies, and Quote Tweet.

You may have opted-in to receive mobile notifications when an account you follow Tweets. If so, muting words and hashtags will not apply to these notifications. You will still receive such mobile notifications from these accounts even if their Tweet(s) include a word or hashtag you have muted.

Muting words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags overview:

  1. Muting is case-insensitive. For example:
    • If you add “CATS” to your mute list, any mention of “cats” will be muted from your notifications.
  2. You can include punctuation within a word or phrase when muting. Punctuation at the end of a word or phrase is not necessary.
  3. Muting a word will mute both the word itself and its hashtag. For example:
    • If you mute “unicorn”, both “unicorn” and “#unicorn” will be muted from your notifications.
  4. To mute Tweet notifications, Tweets in the Home timeline, or from replies to Tweets that mention a particular account, you must include the @ sign before the name. Doing this will mute Tweets notifications that mention that account, but won’t mute the account itself.
  5. Words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags up to the max character count can be muted.
  6. Muting is possible across all Twitter-supported languages.
  7. Muting is set to a default time period of Forever. Instructions on how to adjust the mute time period is listed below for supported devices.
  8. You can view a list of your muted words (and unmute them) in your settings.
  9. Recommendations delivered to you via email or through Twitter will not suggest content that includes your muted words and hashtags.

Note: If you previously added words to your mute list when the feature applied to notifications only, the following default mute settings will be enabled: Notifications only; From anyone; Forever. You can edit existing mute settings at any time, instructions are listed below.