New(?) Twitter feature

Last Update: November 29, 2014

I just discovered what could be a recently-added Twitter feature. It's new to me anyway.

Are there people you follow on Twitter who are *constantly* retweeting things? While I don't follow very many people, there are a few of them who retweet dozens and dozens of items every day (with most of the items coming from other people I'm already following). While I don't want to mute or unfollow these people, their retweets do get really annoying.

As I was about to mute one especially prolific retweeter, I noticed a new menu item under the "Tools" menu -- "Turn off Retweets". (Click on the gear icon on a person's profile to see this.) If this feature works like I expect it to, I'll still be able to see original tweets from these folks but I won't need to be bothered reading past their excessive retweets.

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Christabelle Premium
That is wonderful to know, thank you! Christa :)
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Terry661 Premium
Good to know. Thank you.
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snrholt Premium
Thanks for the info.
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IMc Premium
Never knew that. That's the problem of following people with the same interests as yourself, everyone tends to find the same things interesting retweet the same stuff.
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danbarth87 Premium
Thanks for sharing this!
I've used Twitter off and on for years, and didn't know that you could turn off people's excessive retweets.
That's good to know.
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BobBarr Premium
I just saw this capability for the first time yesterday. I'm almost certain that it was added in the most recent Twitter update.
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