Muffling and Muting Tweets in Twitterrific 5 (iOS)

How Does Muffling work in Twitterrific 5? What's the Difference Between Muffling and Muting?

Muffles are a powerful way to hide certain users, links, hashtags, or keywords from your timeline. The best way to think of them are like lighter versions of muting. Muffling does not remove filtered tweets from your timeline entirely, but instead minimizes them, out of the way of your reading experience. Muffled tweets appear as a single line in your timeline, with a short description of what has been hidden. This lets you to scroll through your filtered timeline while still allowing you to interact with filtered tweets if you wish.

To add a muffle from a tweet, first select a tweet, then simply tap the More Actions button (circle with 3 lines) on the tweet and select the "Muffle..." option from the action sheet. From there, select the item in the tweet you wish to muffle. Once this is done, you'll see all tweets containing the item as a single line describing what has been hidden. If you wish to take a peek at a muffled tweet, simply tap on it. You can remove a muffle setting that is hiding a tweet by tapping and holding on the muffled tweet. These muffle settings are account-based and are synced through iCloud between devices running Twitterrific 5.

You can find a complete list of your current muffles in the Muffles section in the sidebar. Here, you can also add new muffles for hashtags, users, links, and keywords from scratch. If you wish to completely hide a muffle from the timeline, so it doesn't show up at all, swipe left on the muffle in the list and tap to select the "Mute" option. To delete a muffle in this view, swipe left on it and tap to select the "Delete" option.

It's important to note that users who have been added as a muffle continue to show their full tweets if they reply to you directly on Twitter. If you don't want to see replies from someone at all then you need to either fully mute or block them. This also keeps any push notifications from these users from being sent to your device.

You can also write more complex strings of words and phrases to hide from your timeline by using regular expressions. Find out how to create regular expression filters in Twitterrific.