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How to mute Elon Musk on Twitter and remove him from your timeline

Fed up with seeing Elon Musk’s name all over Twitter? You have options.

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For readers that use Twitter regularly, you might be sick of seeing news about a certain person. That person is Elon Musk, who is never far away from the Trending section.

That’s because the ‘Technoking‘ of Tesla is officially buying Twitter. Or maybe he isn’t. To be fair, no one knows what’s happening with that, which is why we’re here to teach you how to mute Elon Musk.

We’ve written about Musk more in the last three weeks than the last year, so we’ll forgive you if you don’t want to see his name every time you open Twitter.

Follow along, and we’ll show you how to cleanse your Twitter timeline from the grasp of Elon Musk.

Sorry, we can’t stop the buyout; but we can show you how to use the built-in Twitter tools to not see his name everywhere you look.

How to cleanse your timeline from mentions of Elon Musk

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Twitter has robust privacy and content controls, so you can mute words, usernames, and hashtags from wherever you use Twitter. We’ll show you how.

How to mute Elon Musk on Twitter from a desktop browser

It’s only a few clicks on your desktop browser to mute any mention of Elon Musk from your timeline.

  1. Open Twitter in your desktop browser of choice

  2. Click on the More icon in the left-hand menuscreenshot of twitter website showing the more icon in the left-hand menu

  3. Then on Settings and Privacyscreenshot of twitter website showing the settings and privacy menu link

  4. Then on Mute and blockscreenshot of twitter website showing the mute and block menu option

  5. Click on Muted wordsscreenshot of twitter website showing the mute and block menu with an arrow pointing at Mute words

  6. Click the Plus icon to start adding wordsscreenshot of twitter website showing the plus sign to add a muted word

  7. Enter your word, username, or hashtag, and click on Savescreenshot of twitter website showing the entry form to mute a word, username or hashtag

  8. To unmute, click on the Unmute icon next to the word’s entryscreenshot of twitter website showing the unmute word icon

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Now you know how to mute Elon (or anything else) from your Twitter timeline and how to unmute them when you decide their time-out is over.

How to mute Elon Musk using the Twitter mobile app

You can also give your timeline a cleanse from Twitter’s mobile app (Android and iOS). Here’s how:

  1. Open the Twitter app
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  1. Tap your Profile icon
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  1. Scroll down and tap on Settings and Privacy
screenshot of twitter app showing the settings and privacy menu link
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  1. Scroll down and tap on Privacy and safety
screenshot of twitter app showing the privacy and safety link
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  1. Tap on Mute and block
screenshot of twitter app showing the mute and block option
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  1. Then, tap on Muted words
screenshot of twitter app showing the muted words link
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  1. Tap the + sign or Add button at the bottom right
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  1. Add your muted word. You can add one word, a phrase, @username, or hashtag
screenshot of twitter app showing how to add a muted word
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  1. You also have a range of options for where those words will get muted, including notifications, timeline, and if the mute applies only to those you don’t follow or if you want to mute it from anyone.
  1. We chose Elon, Musk, Elon Musk, @elonmusk but you can always add more if you keep seeing him in your timeline even after this.
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That’s it, now you shouldn’t see any mention of Elon Musk in your Twitter feed.

Until the sale goes through, maybe he makes it impossible to mute his name. Just a thought.

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