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We need this mute button for social media

We need this mute button for social media
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Twitter is a fun place to catch up with friends and people you wish were friends! Celebrities use it, sports figures use it. People with bad judgment use it! And those folks who post and post and post use it, too.

You could stop following them, or you could try something that Twitter is apparently testing - a mute button.

The button would let you silence somebody you follow without letting them know you're doing so.

Mute would be helpful for whenever someone you follow is getting too noisy. While you can always just unfollow that person, doing so would prevent you from exchanging direct messages, and may also just come off as rude, especially if it’s a friend or family member. Some third-party apps, such as TweetDeck and Tweetbot, have their own mute buttons, but because those apps aren’t available on every platform, there’s no good way to mute someone across all your devices.

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Source: Time
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