Twitter Hide Replies
Justin Duino / How-To Geek

Twitter is experimenting with a new tool that allows users to hide replies to their tweets. The feature is specifically made to hide unwanted and spam comments from a post that distract from the conversation. Here’s how it works on mobile and desktop.

Hide Twitter Replies

Start by finding a reply to one of your tweets that you want to hide. Next, click or tap on the down arrow located on the right side of the troublesome tweet.

From the menu that pops up, click or tap on “Hide reply.”

The first time you try hiding a reply, you will see the following message. Click or tap “Hide reply” again to complete the action.

Twitter Mobile Hide Replies Pop-up Dialog

The next time you try hiding a reply, the tweet will be moved to a separate location without you needing to confirm.

Unhide Twitter Replies

Tweets with hidden replies will have a “hidden reply” icon somewhere alongside the status’ other details. Anyone viewing your tweet will be able to see the icon and view the hidden responses.

To unhide a reply from your tweet, click or tap on the “hidden reply” button.

Next, locate the reply you wish to unhide and then click or tap on the down arrow associated with the tweet.

Click or tap “Unhide reply.”

The once-hidden tweet will now be shown under the original tweet.

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Justin Duino is the Reviews Director at How-To Geek (and LifeSavvy Media as a whole). He has spent the last decade writing about Android, smartphones, and other mobile technology. In addition to his written work, he has also been a regular guest commentator on CBS News and BBC World News and Radio to discuss current events in the technology industry.
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