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Mute tweets in Tweetbot by regular expressions

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In a time where internet outrage is at its peak, one way to escape this is by mute keywords, hashtags and by using regular expressions.

Twitter is the only social network I use one a daily basis. I switched to Tweetbot years ago as my primary Twitter client and one of the features I miss in the official client are the possibility to mute tweets by regular expressions or by specified clients.

I wanted to write down some regular expressions and muted clients I use in Tweetbot to keep my timeline cleaner.

Muted tweets by regular expressions

Here are some examples of regular expressions that I mute with Tweetbot.

By default, mentions, searches and lists are not affected by regular expression. But it's possible to enable it for every regular expression.

I'm not interested in public mentions or conversations

I didn't want to see conversations between other people only because I follow both of them. This regular expressions mute mentions for you also! That means you only see this in your mentions pane.

Mute all tweets beginning with: @foo, .@foo, . @foo or . @foo.


Mostly, tweets with more than two #Hashtags are uninteresting

Mute all tweets with more than two hashtags like foo bar [...] #first #second #third


Tweets with long #hashtags are not really exciting

Mute all tweets with a hashtag that contains more than 15 characters like foo bar [...] #veryLongHashtag



Mute all tweets with more than 2 uppercase words like YOU'RE SO WRONG


Mute tweet by clients

The clients below are used for advertising, cross posting or automated tweets.

Mute a client affects your timeline, mentions, searches and lists.

  • Buffer
  • Foursquare
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Foursquare Swarm
  • HobSpot
  • Twitter Ads Composer
  • Twitter Media Studio
  • Moa Bridge
  • Falcon Social Media Management

External links

There are some useful other pages with examples for regular expressions

Try your own regular expressions

A curated list of words, you can mute

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