Twitter is a great social media platform. However there are a number of downsides to millions of people constantly posting comments, opinions, gifs and the rest. Thankfully the firm has added a way to filter what you see so here's how to mute Tweets including specific words, phrases, hashtags and users. See also: Get your Twitter account verified.

There are various reasons you might want to mute content on Twitter with one of the top being avoiding spoilers for a TV show or sporting event. You might also just be uninterested in a subject which is filling your feed. Whatever is might be we have step-by-step instructions on how to mute content on Twitter whether you're using iOS, Android or the web. See how to use Twitter stickers.

How to mute Tweets – iOS mobile app

• Open notifications
• Click settings
• Select 'muted words'
• Tap 'Add muted word or phrase'
• Enter the word, phrase, username, emoji or hashtag you want to mute
• Hit Save
• Hit Done

How to mute Tweets – Android mobile app

• Open notifications
• Click settings, then notification settings
• Select 'muted words'
• Tap the '+' icon
• Enter the word, phrase, username, emoji or hashtag you want to mute
• Hit Save

How to mute Tweets – web version

• Click your profile picture in top-right corner
• Select Settings
• Click on Muted words (or Muted accounts for users)
• Enter the word, phrase, emoji or hashtag you want to mute
• Hit Add