Twitter for iOS adds mute button, multiple iPad improvements

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Twitter has rolled out a new version of its iPhone and iPad app with the release of Twitter 6.5. Its headline new feature is support for the "mute" feature that allows selected users to be hidden from the user’s timeline.

Version 6.5 also implements a number of improvements to the iPad version that had previously been rolled out to the iPhone build. These include selected content previews in the user’s timeline and the ability to choose filters for photos.

The mute feature allows users to remove tweets and retweets from other users from their own timeline. Push and SMS notifications will also be disabled, although those users can still favorite, reply to and retweet the user’s tweets.

The feature, which began rolling out today, makes it possible to mute individuals by visiting their profile page and tapping Settings, or tapping More next to a tweet from that person.

The iPad version also gains a number of other improvements, all of which are already present in the iPhone version. Users can now choose between Top and All tweets in search results, plus they gain the ability to reply, retweet, favorite or follow someone directly from a tweet in their home timeline. Access to Direct Messages is now easier too.

Tweets contain Twitter-hosted photos, Vine videos and other unspecified content are now accompanied by a preview in the user’s home timeline, while users can add one of eight color filters to any photos they upload.

iPad users should also notice a subtle refresh for navigation, while the Discover tab has also been updated to show tweets related to trends.

Twitter 6.5 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available now. The mute feature will be rolled out on both web and iOS platforms over the next few weeks.

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