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How to Filter Out Unwanted Tweets from Timeline

It is a matter of common experience that following people on Twitter may sometime bring a big nuisance for you. For instance, if you have followed a couple of people who are big fans of cricket or football, you should expect a reasonable amount of unwanted tweets on your Twitter timeline whenever there is a football or cricket matches going on.

This example is just a small bit among many other sources that bring noise to your Twitter timeline such as some users like to broadcast their location using Foursquare; same thing can be done with Instagram pictures by iPhone users and not to forget the recent happening of Royal Wedding which seemed to take complete hold of your Twitter timeline.

Hide Tweets

Well, many of you may long to have a feature that blocks the unwanted tweets from your timeline without even unfollow them.


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There are certain Twitter apps like Tweetdeck that allows simple text filters in order to hide tweets that may match #hashtag, contain certain words or belong to certain people.

Those who are not familiar with any Twitter app except for regular Twitter website, they can consider Slipstream. It is an impressive and handy extension for Google Chrome that depending upon your directions clear your Twitter timeline up automatically.

Let us explain how this actually works. With Slipstream, you will find a hide link next to all tweets. Simply click on the link to define new filter settings such as hide tweets that contain the word #FF etc. After defining a new filter, simply save your settings and you will notice that there will be no more Follow Friday tweet appearing in your Twitter timeline form now onwards.

On the other hand, you can also opt for leaving the text area blank. This will block/hide the future tweets from that particular user. Also, there is always an option to delete or disable the existing filters for a particular user from the options menu.

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