Below are the recommendations for using Twitter.
Click the “sparkles icon” at the top of your feed.
See latest Tweets instead.
Notice that it says
You'll be switched back Home after you've been away for a while. Make sure that you occasionally check the top of your feed so that it says
Latest Tweets instead of
⚠️ Dark pattern: Twitter wants to make sure that everyone eventually converges to algorithmic feeds. ⚠️
Navigate to the toxic account you want to block. Click the three-dots icon.
Confirm that you want to block the account. From this point on, you will not be shown tweets or retweets from this account.
Sometimes, it is not enough to just block accounts, as the toxic memes still creep into your feed. In that case, you may want to block certain keywords out of your feed. Twitter allows this functionality with “Muted keywords”. When you mute a keyword, tweets including it will not show up in your feed.
Twitter hid the link to this feature on the web app, but it can still be reached in mobile through
Muted words. You can also click here.
Click the plus icon.
In the next screen, simply enter the keyword that you want to mute. Don’t forget to set the most strict settings. Twitter will by default select “From people you don’t follow” instead of “From anyone”.
Click Save to save your setting. You will never see that word again in your feed.
We recommend disabling all push notifications, as they are almost never useful to the average user. Click here to adjust.
We recommend disabling all email notifications, as they are almost never useful to the average user. Click here to adjust.
We recommend muting notifications from people who don’t follow you. Click here to adjust.
You can also try muting notifications from people you don’t follow. This is up to your follower count, as the number of notifications increase dramatically with a large following.
If you are suffering from Twitter addiction, we recommend deleting the app from your phone, and just using it on the mobile browser. The extra steps involved while opening the site will help you control your habit, and the worsened user experience will condition you to decrease your usage.