Concerned about unfollowing a friend who only tweets moans and grips about their privileged lifestyle? Now you can mute on Twitter. Muting has been part of Twitter functionality through third party applications since Echofon introduced the idea back in 2011 however Twitter have never implemented the mute functionality until recently.

Mute, but don't block

So what does mute do? Don't fear, twitter has the answer.

Mute gives you even more control over the content you see on Twitter by letting you remove a user's content from key parts of your Twitter experience.

If someone is boring or just happens to be tweeting Game of Thrones spoilers all the time, then you can just mute them for a bit. No need to unfollow and then face the awkward situation of explaining why you had blocked them in the first place.

So how easy is it to mute?

Well, it's rather simple.

To mute a user from a Tweet on your iOS or Android device or on Twitter for web tap more and then mute @username. To mute someone from their profile page, tap the gear icon on the page and choose mute @username.

Finally, Twitter have seen sense and brought about this functionality.