How to Block Words on Twitter (Now X) to Avoid Spoilers

how to block words on Twitter X

Are you tired of seeing unnecessary content on Twitter (X) and want to remove annoying tweets from your X newsfeed? Fortunately, Twitter (X) has a mute word feature to remove unwanted keywords, phrases, usernames, hashtags, or emojis. In this comprehensive guide, we have shared the steps on how to block words on Twitter (X) and unblock words as well on your smartphones and PCs.

Things Must Know Before Blocking Words on Twitter (Now X)

X provides the ability to its users to block unwanted words, phrases, usernames, emojis, and hashtags from their timelines, notifications, and even from their whole X account.

Note: You can only mute one word, phrase, username, emoji, or hashtag at a time.

Now, let’s learn how the mute feature works for you.

·  Mute From

In this feature, you have two options: mute from the timeline or mute from notifications. You can select where you want to mute the word, or instead, you can choose both. However, X also gives you the option to mute the word from anyone or people you don’t follow. If you avoid the tweet from your followers, the second option is perfect for you.

·  Duration

Twitter (X) provides the time frame for its users whenever they want the word or hashtag to mute or block. However, this duration setting defaults as forever, but X lets you four options to choose from 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, or forever.

·  Muting is not Case-Sensitive

On X, it does not matter if you add the word on the muting list in upper case or lower case; Twitter (X) is not case-sensitive. For example, if you block the word election, X also removes Election or ELECTION.

·  Supported Languages

X supports 34 languages at the time of writing, and it allows you to mute the words or phrases in these supported languages.

· Muting the Word Also Mutes the Hashtag

Muting the word on X means you have blocked the hashtag for this word. For example, if you block the word winter, it will also block the #winter from appearing on your timeline and notification.

· Muted Username

If you want to remove a person from your timeline and notifications without blocking the X user, you can add the username of a person to a muted list. To do that, just put an @ sign before entering the particular username.

· Block Words are Also Available to Search

When you block the word, it does not appear on your timeline and notification, but it does not mean that the particular word and hashtag are unavailable for your X account. However, these muted keywords or hashtags are available to explore in the search bar. When you want to see these muted words, you can search for them.

How to Block Words on Twitter (X) on the Web

  • Visit the X website and sign in with your account credentials.
  • From the left-hand menu, click on More, then tap on Settings and Support.
  • Now click on Settings and Privacy and select Privacy and Safety.
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  • Tap on Mute and Block, and then click on Mute words.
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  • Hit the Plus sign at the upper right corner of the screen.
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  • Enter the word, phrase, or hashtag that you want to block. Select where the word or phrase is to be blocked and for how long, and click on the Save button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
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How to Block Words on Twitter (X) on iOS Device

  • Launch the X app on your iPad or iPhone device and tap on the notification tab.
  • Click on the gear icon and then select Muted Words.
  • Tap on the blue Add button and enter the word, phrase, or hashtag that you want to block.
  • Select where the word is to be muted and for how long, and click on the Save button.
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Shortcut for iOS Devices: iPhone or iPad users can directly click on any tweet and mute specific keywords right from that tweet on the Twitter (X) application for iOS.

How to Block Words on Twitter (X) Android Application

X Android application has two methods to remove unnecessary keywords, hashtags, usernames, and emojis.

Method: 1

  • Go to the Twitter (X) app and click on the profile icon that is on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • In the menu, tap on Settings and Support and then click on Settings and Privacy.
  • Then tap on Privacy and Safety and select Mute and Block.
  • Click on Muted Words, tap on the Plus sign at the bottom of the screen, and enter the word or hashtag that you want to block.
  • Then, choose your preference below regarding the mute from the timeline and notification and the duration of the mute.
  • After that, click on the Save button on the upper-right side of the screen to mute the word.
Method 1: How to block words on twitter x on android app

Method: 2

  • Open the X app and click on the notification tab.
  • Click on the settings gear icon at the upper-right side of the screen and then tap on filters.
  • Select Muted Words, tap on the Blue Plus sign, and type the word or phrase you want to block.
  • Choose where the word is to be muted and for how long, and hit the Save button.
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How to Edit or Unblock Words on X

Suppose you have changed your mind about blocking the words on X and want to remove that specific keyword from your muted or blocked list. To do that, follow the steps mentioned below.

For Android and iOS Application Users

  • Go to the notification tab and tap on the gear icon.
  • Tap on Filters and click on Muted Words.
  • Select the word that you want to edit or delete from the list.
  • To edit a word, change the mute settings, such as mute from or mute timing, and hit the Save button.
  • To unblock the word, tap on the Delete word and confirm it.

For Desktop Users

  • Tap More from the side navigation menu, then choose Settings and Privacy.
  • Click on the Privacy and Safety option, and then tap on Mute and Block.
  • Tap Muted words and select the word you want to mute.
  • If you want to edit the words, tap on the word, change the settings according to your preferences, and hit the Save button.
  • To delete the word from your mute list, tap on the mute icon (red-cross-off speaker icon). You will see a small pop-up appear at the bottom of the screen that says you have unmuted the word.

4 Reasons to Block Words on Twitter (X)

There are several reasons why the block words on Twitter (X) are necessary. Here, we highlight four main causes why most people use this block words feature.

  1. Avoid Spoilers: You don’t have time to watch new series and movies at the time of launch, and everyone is talking about on X regarding these series. However, when you have time to watch these series or movies, it’s not appealing anymore. To avoid spoilers, block these movie titles, character names, and hashtags that could ruin a significant twist.
  2. Keep Away From Negativity: X can be a very negative place, especially when it comes to politics or any rivalry topics. Tweeps share whatever they want to make money on X, and sometimes, users get frustrated by the same repeated negative tweets and want some relief from these awful negative thoughts.
  3. Mental Health: If you are a sensitive person and viewing sensitive content on X bothers you so much. So you should mute those words, phrases, profiles, and hashtags and scroll X in a better way.
  4. Ignoring Annoying Trends: On X, everything becomes a trend in a couple of minutes, and it is hard to ignore the specific hashtags on your timeline. If you don’t want to be a part of any boring and annoying trend, you should block the main hashtag and relevant keywords.

How to Mute Conversation on X

X has a feature that lets you easily mute a conversation that is bothering you. When you mute the conversation, you don’t receive any new notifications from that conversation. However, the tweet is also available to see on your timeline when you click on the original tweet.

Here is how you can mute a conversation on the X app on iOS and Android.

  • Go to the tweet detail or any retweet you would like to mute.
  • Tap on the post and click on the three dots that are on the upper-right side of the post.
  • Select Mute this conversation and hit the confirm button.


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