How To Mute Words On Bluesky (5 Easy Steps)

How To Mute Words On Bluesky (5 Easy Steps)

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.

I know Bluesky doesn't have a native feature for muting words, but there is only one tool in the whole wide world that lets you mute words on Bluesky, this tool works for me perfectly and I hope it works for you too.

The tool name is Bluesky Muted Words and it was developed by Grease Fork. You have to pass through five simple steps to mute words on bluesky, this will also mute posts containing these words so they don't appear on your Bluesky newsfeed.

Here is a glimpse of all you need to get this done:
  1. Open your Chrome web browser on your phone, desktop or tablet
  2. Install Tampermonkey script and activate it
  3. Install Bluesky Muted Words script by Greasy Fork and activate it
  4. Login to your Bluesky account through Web browser (Chrome), don't use the Bluesky App
  5. 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.
So, now let's go into full details...

Before we proceed, you will need to install two extensions - first, a user script manager (preferably Tampermonkey) and followed by the Bluesky Muted Words script by Greasy Fork. I'll show you how to go about it.

#Step 1: Install a user script manager (Tampermonkey)

To mute posts words on Bluesky or mute posts containing certain words on Bluesky, you need to first install a user script manager. Don't panic...I'll show you how to go about it.

But just know that there are different user script managers for different web browsers and devices, so which user script manager you can use depends on which browser and device you use. 

For Desktop Users
For Mobile (Android) Users
For Mobile (iOS) Users
To install any of these user script manager below, just click on its name above and it will take you the installation page, (for this guide, we are using the Tampermonkey script manager), so, on the installation page, just click "Add to Chrome" to install it. That's all, next is to activate it by clicking on the extension icon that pops up on your web browser window. Your screen should now look like this.
Once installed, you will see the extension icon at the top of your computer, tap on it to activate. Now move to step 2.

#Step 2: Install Bluesky Muted Words script by Greasy Fork

Go to Greasy Fork webpage to install the Bluesky Muted Words script, or you can install it directly from here. Just tap on the green button with the text Install version... 

(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).
how To Mute Words On Bluesky

Once you tap on the green Install button, you will be taken to a new page to install the script, just tap on the "Install" button as seen in this screenshot below.

how To Mute Words On Bluesky
(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).

Once you tap on the Install button, that's all, you have successfully installed the Mute Words Bluesky script. That's all for step 2, so we move to step 3.

To confirm if you have done step 2 correctly, just tap on the Tampermonkey extension icon on top of your web browser window, tap on Tampermonkey, select Dashboard and you should see the Mute Words Bluesky script in there as shown in the screenshot below. 
How To Mute Words On Bluesky

#Step 3: Login to your Bluesky account through the web browser via https://bsky.app/ (Don't login through the App).

#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.

How To Mute Words On Bluesky

#Step 5: Click the "Muted words" to enter the words and phrases you want to mute on Bluesky. You can enter as many words as you like. 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 mute; partial words will not be muted. 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", then click on SAVE.

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.
Were you able to do it? Do you have any challenge or is there anything you don't understand and would like to ask me? Feel free to ask me anything about this topic in the comment section below. 

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