Showing posts with label X. Show all posts
Showing posts with label X. Show all posts

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Master the Art of Muting on X (Twitter)

Master the Art of Muting on X (Twitter)

Discover the ins and outs of muting words, phrases, and hashtags on X, and learn how to tailor your social media experience to your preferences. This Cool Tip provides step-by-step instructions for both beginners and advanced users, along with tips and tricks to ensure you stay in control of your digital space.

By Rodger Mansfield, Technology Editor
April 13, 2024

X Twitter
Are you tired of seeing unwanted content on your X (Twitter) feed? 

Do you want to take control of your social media experience? 

Here's a Cool Tip.  Mute words and phrases on X (Twitter).

Why Mute on X?

Muting on X allows you to filter out unwanted content and create a more personalized feed. 

It's an essential tool for users who want to avoid spoilers, block out sensitive topics, or simply declutter their feed.

Here's how to do it.
  • Open the X menu by clicking the More link in the left column.
  • Tap  "Settings and Privacy."
  • Click "Privacy and safety" and tap "Mute and block."
  • Choose "Muted words" and tap the new icon in the bottom right corner.
  • Type the word, phrase, or hashtag you want to mute in the field above and select your preferences below.
  • Click "Save" in the top right corner to mute the word, phrase, or hashtag.

X Mute
fig. 1 - X - Mute Word Settings

X Add Muted Words
fig. 2 - X - Add Muted Words

Advantages and Disadvantages

Muting on X offers several benefits, including:
  • Customized feed tailored to your interests and preferences
  • Avoidance of unwanted content and spoilers
  • Enhanced control over your social media experience

However, there are potential drawbacks to consider:
  • Over-reliance on muting may limit your exposure to diverse content and perspectives
  • Muting can lead to echo chambers if not used judiciously

For advanced users, mute words, phrases, and hashtags up to X's maximum character count. 

You can also mute terms in any language supported by X and choose between different mute duration settings.

Mastering the art of muting on X can significantly enhance your user experience by allowing you to take control of the content you see. 

By following our step-by-step guide and exploring the various options available, you'll be well on your way to a more enjoyable and personalized social media experience.


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Sunday, August 6, 2023

How to Hide the Blue Checkmark Icon on Twitter X

Do you have a blue checkmark on Twitter? 

Are you concerned about your privacy? 

Do you worry about being harassed or trolled? 

Here's a Cool Tip:  Hide Your Blue Checkmark!
The blue checkmark is a symbol of verification on Twitter X, indicating that the account has been authenticated by Twitter as belonging to a real person or organization. 

X (formerly known as Twitter) opened up the blue checkmark to users who subscribe to Twitter X Blue earlier this year.

Here's how to hide the blue checkmark icon.

On a PC:
  • Go to your Twitter X home page.
  • Click on More
  • Click on Settings and Support.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy.
  • Click on Blue
  • Click on Early Access to select new. features
  • Click Profile customization  LINK
  • Check/Uncheck the box next to Hide or Un-Hide your blue checkmark.

Hide Twitter X Blue Checkmark
fig. 1 - Hide Twitter X Blue Checkmark

On a mobile device (iPhone/Android):
  • Open the X Twitter app.
  • Tap on your profile icon.
  • Tap on Blue.
  • Tap on Preferences.
  • Tap on Verification, 
  • Tap on Blue Checkmark.
  • Toggle the switch off to hide your blue checkmark.

Twitter X Hide Blue Checkmark Mobile
fig. 1 - Twitter X Hide Blue Checkmark Mobile

  • If you hide your blue checkmark, it will still be visible to some people.
  • You can always choose to show your blue checkmark again at any time by following the same steps above and toggling the switch on.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to hide your blue checkmark is up to you. 

There are pros and cons to both hiding and showing your blue checkmark, so you need to weigh the factors that are most important to you before making a decision.


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Saturday, July 29, 2023

Twitter is Dead. Long Live X

X Twitter
Twitter, the popular social media platform, is dead.  

In a major rebranding effort, it is now the "everything" X app.

No more *tweets*.

Now they are *Posts*.

Its iconic bird logo has been replaced with a new X logo.

But what does this mean for users? 

What changes can we expect to see on the X app?

X Twitter App OneCoolTip
fig.1 - X Twitter App - @OneCoolTip

Since buying Twitter for 44 Billion dollars a few months ago, Elon Musk has introduced a slew of new features such as the opening the verified user checkmark to paid subscribers, long form text, video and easing censorship on the platform.

Musk has not yet revealed all of the details about what the new X will offer, but it is rumored that the company is working on a number of new features, including:

  • A payments feature that will allow users to send and receive money directly through the app.
  • A shopping feature that will allow users to buy and sell products and services on X.
  • A productivity feature that will allow users to collaborate on projects and share files.

If Musk is able to deliver on his promises, X could become a major player in the social media and mobile payments markets.

You can find OneCoolTip on X at @OneCoolTip

You can find X on the web at

Don't have the X app on your phone?  

You can find the X app here:

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