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.

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Christabelle Premium
That is wonderful to know, thank you! Christa :)
Terry661 Premium
Good to know. Thank you.
snrholt Premium
Thanks for the info.
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.
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.
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.