Hashtags, a veritable trademark of Twitter, allow tweeters to access tweets without being subscribed to the users who use them. Nevertheless, this hashtag system can quickly turn against us, especially if one of them is associated with a form of harassment against us. With that in mind, here's how to secure and manage your privacy on Twitter by hiding a hashtag.
Also note that hiding a hashtag can be interesting if you don't want to be exposed to a subject you don't like or to avoid spoiling the outcome of the latest fashionable series!
Hide a hashtag on Twitter
- Open Twitter and click the " Plus in the navigation bar on the left side of the window.
- From the drop-down menu, then select " Settings and privacy ».
- In the page that opens, click on " Content preferences », then on the option « Mask ».
- Then go to the page " Masked words ».
- At the top right of this window is an icon " + ».
- At the top of this page, you can write the words you want to hide and select the different settings that suit you.
- You can at any time choose not to hide a word. From page " Masked words ", simply select the icon " Mute next to each term to unmask a term or hashtag.
Note that masking on Twitter does not differentiate between upper and lower case. It also does not differentiate between terms and hashtags. If you hide "horse", the hashtag "#horse" will also be hidden from Twitter. Finally, the recommendations you receive via Twitter or email de facto exclude the terms you have chosen to hide.
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