How To Block Other People's Likes On Twitter

Twitter loves to ruin your timeline with all kinds of clutter. The worst kind is tweets from people you don't follow, which Twitter shows you only because people you do follow "liked" them. Isn't that what the retweet button is for?

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When Twitter added this "feature", it didn't add a way to turn it off. Thankfully, the blog How to Do Various Techy Things has found five ways to stop seeing other people's likes in your timeline.

The ideal solution is to quit Twitter. But for those of us still addicted to this hell site, you can use other methods such as a Chrome extension or a manual-dismiss method. Check out the full instructions on the blog. The author updates the post every time she finds a new method, so check back later.

Hate seeing other people's likes on Twitter? Some options to try [How to Do Various Techy Things]


    'Come to our go off to this site and read yourself'. C'mon Lifehacker, you're better than that.

    Anyway, if you don't wanna go off on a wild goose chase, in its most basic form, click the option 'I do not like this tweet' button on the 'XXX likes this' tweets on your timeline a few times (maybe 5 to 10 times) then they'll go away for a while. They'll come back after about a month or so, but you just need to repeat this process. It's kind of like the 'Mute for 30 days' option on Facebook. Annoying, but gets the job done.

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