In a new version that was pushed live today in the App Store, the popular Twitter client, Tweetbot, has been updated with a particularly interesting feature that lets you “Mute” certain people you follow on Twitter for controlled amounts of time…

While other clients, like Ecofon, have had a Mute feature for awhile, this addition to Tweetbot only reinforces my opinion that Tweetbot is the greatest Twitter app there is for the iPhone.

With the Mute feature in Tweetbot, you can temporarily (or permanently) hide a certain Twitter user’s tweets from your timeline. This option can be used for a myriad of situations, but for demonstration purposes, I’ll show you what it would look like if I theoretically muted my boss, @SebastienPage on Twitter.

Take that, Seb!

Tweetbot is available for $2.99 in the App Store. It’s totally worth it.

  • Dude

    Why mute? Just unfollowed instead.

    • Glave

      sometimes people get annoying. but it doesn’t mean they are generally annoying.

      • MILE

        And how do you know they’ve stopped being annoying if they are muted…?! I really don’t see how this feature is useful either — if someone tweets a few dumb things I can just skip those tweets and if the person is constantly bothering me I’ll unfollow him or her…

        Muting and unmuting people seems more like a hassle to me…

      • Hey Glave I can see a feature like this being very useful actually, however like MILE says there is the added hassle of constantly muting and unmuting people

  • Dane

    Good. I’m going to mute iDB they spam the hell out of my feed

  • ic0edx

    SO sad ;(

  • Craig

    Twitter, Facebook and Google + are all for sad little people who have no life and spend far too much time on the internet.

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  • I follow quite a few people whose work-related tweets are something I want to read, but who also tweet stuff that they’re interested in (sports, horoscopes, etc) which I really don’t want to read.

    Having got so used to mute on Echofon, I can say that hashtag mute and especially client mute (no more GoMiso, GetGlue and other self-promoting crud!) can be very useful.

  • Are people notified when you mute/unmute them?