Twitter‘s timeline is not always an ideal place to be and often fed with tweets that might not interest you or worst, they may offend you. Also, some of us don’t always like to be fed with click bait stuff and fake news spreading anti social thoughts. Twitter offers its users certain level of control of their feed by putting in certain keywords and blocks those tweets from appearing. However, there are not enough keywords that you could feed and that is where Mute comes in to use. Also Read - Twitter vs Koo: Nigeria government joins India's Koo app after Twitter’s ban in the countryAlso Read - Twitter seeks more time to comply with new rules in response to “one last notice”
The Mute app lets you take some extended level of access over your micro-blogging timeline and it works on the concept of crowd sourcing. According to TechCrunch, Mute is constantly fed with numerous keywords and it allows you to block unwanted tweets based on 100 crowd-sourced keywords in a jiffy. The feature can be accessed from the mute.life official website which enlists 100 keywords on the platform chosen by users across the globe. Mute let users add and vote a keyword, which accordingly gets included in the list. Also Read - Twitter ban: India's alternative Koo now available in Nigeria
To keep the tool handy and quickly add keywords, you can bookmark the Mute web page. Once you land on mute.life page, head over to the Bookmarklet icon on the left and drag it to the bookmarks bar located at the top of your Chrome browser. If you do not see the bookmarks bar in the Chrome browser, click on the three dot icon you see on the top-right corner then go to Bookmarks> Show Bookmarks Bar. You can also do the same by using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+B. ALSO READ: Every Character Matters: Twitter announces first worldwide video relay
Log in to your Twitter profile, once you have setup the bookmarks bar and the Bookmarklet link in your browser. Next, head over to Twitter Settings and then to Muted Keywords. Click on Add first and then click on the ‘Bookmarklet’ bookmark you added. Mute will automatically add all the crowdsourced keywords and you will get the Twitter feed you need.