How to Remove Mentions from Twitter
Getting mentioned on Twitter is a great way to keep track of interesting things. Whenever your friends mention you in their Tweets, you can easily check out their suggestions.
But sometimes, mentions can be a little too overwhelming. Let’s say you replied to another person, but the conversation continued on for hours or even days. Twitter will send you a notification because you were mentioned.
Fortunately, you can remove yourself from Twitter mentions. This article will show you how to silence overactive notifications, and we’ll give you a few helpful tips along the way.
How to Remove Twitter Mentions
You can remove yourself from conversations or block a user who keeps tagging you in Tweets. We’ll show you how.
Remove Yourself from the Conversation
Removing yourself from a conversation will remove your username and silence any further notifications. Here’s what to do:
- Open Twitter and tap on the Notification icon to the left.
- Click on Mentions at the top of the Notification window.
- Locate the conversation you’d like to remove. Then, tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
- Click Leave this conversation.
Now, you’ll no longer receive notifications from this conversation. But what can you do if someone keeps mentioning your username? We can show you how to use some third-party services to manage spam, Tweets, and more.
Use a Third-Party Service
Twitter has a lot of moderation options for its users. But, sometimes, it’s a little easier with a third-party service. If you use Twitter often and Mentions continue to plague your account, you can find a service to better control Tweets.
We often use Circleboom because it’s trustworthy, user-friendly, and reliable, so we’ll use that in our example. Here’s what to do:
- Open Twitter in your browser. Then, open a new tab and navigate to Circleboom.
- Let Circleboom sync with your Twitter account. Then, choose one of the four boxes to the right to remove any overactive or fake friends that keep mentioning you.
- Tap on the Twitter icon on the left side to access more options.
- Click on Delete Tweets or Delete RTs to remove any Tweets or Retweets that are related to the Mentions.
Deleting Tweets, Retweets, and spam accounts is an excellent way to cut down on unwanted notifications and mentions. However, there’s still more you can do.
Blocking the Sender
If you feel that a person isn’t worth your attention on Twitter, you can use the “Block” option. This will essentially remove all their Tweets from your feed, both good and bad.
Please note, after you block someone on Twitter, they’ll no longer be able to send you messages or follow your account. Also, you won’t receive any new notifications from this user in your Twitter feed anymore.
To block a user, follow the steps below:
- Open your Twitter app.
- Tap the “Bell” icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the “Mentions” tab at the top of the screen.
- Locate the mention you’d like to remove from your list and tap the “three dots icon” next to the sender’s name.
- Tap the “Block @username” option.
- A pop-up notification will appear. Confirm your action by choosing the “Block” button.
Once you do this, all their Tweets will immediately disappear from your Twitter feed.
Reporting Tweets or Users
Sometimes you may receive dozens of Tweets that mention you. These are all probably spam, so it’s ok to report them. If someone is acting abusively towards you or even getting potentially threatening, that’s definitely something you should report.
Here’s how to report Tweets.
- First, tap the “Bell” icon in your Twitter app.
- Go to the “Mentions” tab and locate the Tweet you want to report.
- Touch the “three dots icon“ next to the sender’s name.
- Tap “Report Tweet.”
- Now select one of the reasons why you want to report this. There are five options:
- Follow the instructions for the chosen option above.
- Select “Done” and the reporting process is complete.
Unwanted Mentions Removed
Hopefully, these recommendations will help you to get rid of any unwanted mentions. If you want to block or report malicious users and their Tweets, think about it twice before actually doing so. Although you won’t completely remove them from Twitter, at least you can make these mentions disappear from your feed.