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How to block a hashtag on Twitter? (2022)

How to block a hashtag on Twitter? (2022)
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Do you want to block a hashtag on Twitter?

Do you feel that your feed is filled with a particular hashtag and you want to get rid of it?

If so, then this is the right guide to help you with blocking a hashtag on Twitter.

Having more control over your timeline on Twitter will improve the usability of the app.

How to block a hashtag on Twitter?

Blocking a hashtag on Twitter involves the following steps.

1. Open the Twitter app and move over to Settings and privacy

2. Move to the Muted words page

3. Enter the hashtag to block

We will discuss this in detail below.

Open the Twitter app and move over to Settings and privacy

Firstly, you need to open the Twitter app.

You can also use the desktop version of Twitter for this.

In this guide, we’ll use the Twitter app instead.

After you’ve opened the Twitter app, log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Click on your profile image on the top left.

Block hashtag on Twitter

A side navigation menu will pop up now.

Click on Settings and privacy.

Settings and privacy Block hashtag on Twitter

Move to the Muted words page

Follow the below steps to mute words or hashtags using the Twitter app on an Android.

After you’ve tapped on Settings and privacy on the side navigation bar, then the Settings and privacy page will open.

On this page, you can manage the settings of your Twitter activity such as Audience and tagging, content you see, Mute and block, and more.

Mute and Block hashtag on Twitter

Click Mute and block.

Click Muted words.

Block hastag on Twitter by clicking muted words

Enter the hashtag to block on Twitter

After you’ve tapped on Muted Words link, you will land on Muted Words page.

Click the plus icon.

hashtag to block on Twitter

Enter the hashtag you want to block. Entries can only be added once a time.

Enter the hashtag to block on Twitter

It is important to note that muting a word will block both the word itself and its hashtag.

So, if you mute “startup”, then Twitter will block both “startup ” and “#startup” from your notifications.

Also, blocking is case-insensitive. So, If you add “STARTUPS” to your mute list, any mention of “startups” will be blocked from your notifications.

You can include punctuation within a word or phrase when blocking. Punctuation at the end of a word or phrase is not necessary.

Usernames, emojis, phrases, words, usernames, and hashtags up to the max character count can be muted.

Select Home timeline“, if you wish to block the hashtag from your Home feed.

You can also block the hashtag from Notifications as well. For this, click on Notifications.

You have the option to block hashtags from anyone or from people you don’t follow by choosing From Anyone” or “From people you don’t follow“.

You can choose “Duration” between Forever, 24 hours from now, 7 days from now, or 30 days from now. Muting is set to a default time period of Forever. You can update it accordingly.

Click Save.

Wrapping Up

Blocking a hashtag on Twitter is easy.

To do so, navigate to the settings and privacy and click on Muted words to block the hashtag.

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