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What Words Should You Mute On Twitter To Protect Your Peace & Mental Health on Election Day? A List To Keep You From Doomscrolling

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Others’ thoughts can easily infiltrate our own and cause a collective angst or worry. For some of us, it won’t be realistic to not get on Twitter— we enjoy the funny tweets, reading others thoughts and keeping up with news within our industry.

If you plan to stay connected to places like Twitter because you love discovering funny memes or have a mild addiction to it 🙂 use the mute function liberally for triggering keywords

Here’s some to start:

  • election night
  • winner
  • Biden
  • Trump
  • Donald Trump
  • Joe Biden
  • Pence
  • Kamala
  • polls
  • Pennsylvania
  • votes / voter / voters / vote
  • election
  • Florida
  • voter suppression
  • Hillary Clinton
  • tossup / toss up
  • battleground
  • electoral
  • 45
  • 46th
  • Iowa
  • Ohio
  • #ElectionDay

Here’s How To Mute Words On Twitter

Muting is case-insensitive on Twitter so here’s a guide to make sure you’re effectively blocking out the words that may trigger you via Twitter’s instructions:

  1. Click Settings and privacy from your profile image drop-down.
  2. Click Muted words.
  3. Click Add
  4. Enter the word or hashtag you’d like to mute. Entries can only be added one a time.
  5. Select Home timeline if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Home timeline.
  6. Select Notifications if you wish to mute the word or phrase from your Notifications.
  7. Specify From anyone or From only people I don’t follow.
  8. Under For how long? choose between Forever24 hours from now7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)
  9. Click Add.
  10. You will see the mute time period indicated next to each entered word or hashtag.

Via mobile.twitter.com:

  1. Go to your Notifications tab 
  2. Tap the gear icon 
  3. Tap Muted words.
  4. Tap +Add muted or phrase.
  5. Type in the word or hashtag you’d like to mute. Entries can only be added one a time.
  6. If you wish to mute that word or phrase on your Home timeline, check the box.
  7. If you wish to mute that word or phrase from your Notifications, check the box.
  8. Select whether this is From anyone or From only people I follow (for Notifications only).
  9. Under For how long? choose between Forever24 hours from now7 days from now, or 30 days from now.)
  10. Tap Save.
  11. You will see a muted icon  and the mute time period next to each entered word or hashtag.