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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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Are you tired of your Twitter timeline being dominated by a certain tech mogul’s shenanigans? That’s right; we’re talking about Elon Musk, the man who seems to have a permanent spot in the Trending section.

Had enough of the relentless Musk buzz? Refuse to pay for Twitter Blue? Hey, we can’t blame ya. We’re here to share the secret of silencing the nonstop Elon chatter and regaining command of your Twitter feed.

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

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

Open Twitter in your desktop browser of choice
Click on the More icon in the left-hand menuscreenshot of twitter website showing the more icon in the left-hand menu
Then on Settings and Privacyscreenshot of twitter website showing the settings and privacy menu link
Then on Mute and blockscreenshot of twitter website showing the mute and block menu option
Click on Muted wordsscreenshot of twitter website showing the mute and block menu with an arrow pointing at Mute words
Click the Plus icon to start adding wordsscreenshot of twitter website showing the plus sign to add a muted word
Enter your word, username, or hashtag, and click on Savescreenshot of twitter website showing the entry form to mute a word, username or hashtag
To unmute, click on the Unmute icon next to the word’s entryscreenshot of twitter website showing the unmute word icon

READ MORE: Elon Musk has a huge Twitter following, but 23% of them are fake

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
screenshot of twitter app showing where the profile icon is
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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
screenshot of twitter app showing the add mute word button
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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.
screenshot of twitter app showing muted words list
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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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