Friday, March 03, 2017

How to block or mute an annoying user on twitter if a twitter user is annoying you

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Twitter is a very good platform for sharing opinions, following news events and stories. Twitter has accounts of millions and the world has a number of culprits and people of antisocial nature who also have account and instead of using this descent platform for good reasons, they use it for spamming or harassing others. If you are also one of the victims, you are lucky that twitter has some tools to help you. You can, hide tweets from such accounts, mute or block the accounts, but muting an account has different consequences and blocking has different. Whenever someone is spamming you, use these tools to deal with the culprits. The procedure is explained below in brief - 
Blocking spammers on twitter
Blocking spammers on twitter

How to mute or block someone on twitter

Method 1

  1. To mute someone on twitter login to your twitter account on your PC or Android smart phone.
  2. Find a tweet posted by the user you want to mute or block.
  3. At the bottom find ‘more’ or the three dots as shown in the image given below.
  4. Click on the three dots, a popup window will appear as shown in the image given below.
  5. If you want to mute the spammer, choose ‘Mute’.
  6. If you want to block the spammer, choose, Block’.
  7. If you choose ‘Mute’ the user will be muted and if you choose ‘Block’ the user will be blocked.
  8. If you want to report the matter to twitter, you can choose ‘Report’. You can select a reason to let twitter know about the issue. Twitter may ask your contact address to advise you some actions like reporting the matter to local authority.
Mute, block, report a user on twitter
Mute, block, report a user on twitter

Method 2

  1. Go to the profile of the user you want to mute or block.
  2. Click the gear icon, the options will appear.
  3. Choose ‘Mute’ or ‘Block’ whatever you want to do.
  4. If you want to report the matter to twitter, you can choose ‘Report’. You can select a reason to let twitter know about the issue. Twitter may ask your contact address to advise you some actions like reporting the matter to local authority.

What happens if you mute a user on twitter

  • Tweets posted before you muted a user will appear on timeline as usual.
  • Muting a user is different from blocking a user.
  • You can be followed by a user even muted.
  • A muted user can send you direct messages.
  • A muted user can reply your tweets.
  • A muted user can mention you in his tweets.
  • Tweets from a muted user will appear in your twitter notification tab.
  • Tweets after you muted a user will not appear on your timeline.

What happens if you block a user on twitter.

  1. This extreme option may prove very useful to encounter spammers or in case someone is trying to harass you.
  2. A blocked user is not allowed to follow you.
  3. A blocked user is not allowed to add your account to his twitter list.
  4. Even if a blocked user mentions your twitter handle, you will not see twits from him.
  5. A blocked user is not allowed to view even your profile picture.

How to unmute or unblock a muted or blocked user on twitter

It is very easy to unmute or unblock a muted or blocked user. Just go to the profile of the muted or blocked user, click on the gear icon and choose unmute or unblock as the case may be.
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