Are you looking for how to mute words on Bluesky? Maybe you would like to mute the posts containing certain words or phrases like "Steamboat Willie, NYC, public domain, etc", and wished you could mute words on Bluesky so you wouldn't have to keep seeing those posts. Yes, you can mute words on Bluesky and I'll show you how.
- Open your Chrome web browser on your phone, desktop or tablet
- Install Tampermonkey script and activate it
- Install Bluesky Muted Words script by Greasy Fork and activate it
- Login to your Bluesky account through Web browser (Chrome), don't use the Bluesky App
- Go to Moderation > you will now see "Muted Words", click and add all the words and phrases you want to mute and Click on SAVE, that's all.
#Step 1: Install a user script manager (Tampermonkey)
#Step 2: Install Bluesky Muted Words script by Greasy Fork
|(mine is showing Reinstall... because I have already installed the extension, but I have to go all over again for the purpose of this tutorial).
#Step 4: Click the three horizontal lines at the top of your profile, then click on Moderation, you will see "Muted words", click on it.
That's all, you've successfully muted those words on Bluesky and they won't appear on your newsfeed any more.
How To Unmute Words on Bluesky
To unmute words on Bluesky, you will have to edit your MUTED WORDS list. It's simple:
#1 Activate the Tampermonkey extension on your web browser.
#2 Open Bluesky via your web browser (don't use App).
#3 Go to Moderation > Muted words > edit your words. You can add new words to the Bluesky mute list or remove existing muted words.
Can I mute words on Bluesky?
Yes, you can mute words on bluesky and you can mute posts containing certain words so that they don't appear on your newsfeed. To mute words on bluesky, follow the steps in this article.
Rules for Muting Words on Bluesky
Make sure that the Tampermonkey extension is active all through this process, if not, you will not see the "Muted Words" options on Bluesky. To activate the Tampermonkey extension, just tap on its icon at thr top of your web browser.
This feature in Bluesky enables you to silence posts containing specific words or phrases. Each word or phrase should be placed on a separate line without the use of quotation marks or commas unless they are part of the content to be muted. The capitalization of words does not affect the process.
Ensure that you enter all forms of a word you wish to conceal; partial words will not be filtered. For instance, entering "Jump" will not mute "jumps" or "jumpy," so you need to include those variations manually. However, words with apostrophes do function as expected. For example, muting "Mark" will successfully block "Mark's" and "Mark'll."
When a post is muted in a feed or thread, a message will appear in its place indicating the detected word, along with an option to unhide the post. Note that hidden posts within search results will not have an "Unhide post" button, but clicking on them will direct you to their respective threads.
It's important to be aware that this script may become ineffective if Bluesky makes changes to how posts and threads are displayed. This feature is an experiment, and I cannot guarantee immediate fixes for any issues. The code includes a debug function and extensive notes to assist with troubleshooting. Testing was conducted on Chrome in Windows using Violentmonkey and on the Kiwi Browser in Android using Tampermonkey.
Will muting words block users who use them? Not usually. Muting typically hides content containing your keywords but doesn't affect user interactions.
Why would I want to mute words on Bluesky?
- Avoiding negativity, spoilers, or specific topics that trigger you.
- Creating a safer and more positive online experience.
- Filtering out noise and focusing on content you enjoy.