How to Turn off Topic Suggestions and Interests on Twitter?


👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 Sep 24 2022    📁 FIX

Twitter is a popular social media platform where users love to share their thoughts, ideas, and information in the form of short posts known as tweets. Additionally, Twitter enables users to interact with people and communities that share their interests. As you continue to use it, you could find that you start to notice a lot of suggestions directed toward you, such as Follow Topics and Suggestions on your Twitter Feeds. These types of suggestions are common on Facebook and Instagram as well.

This suggestion may be useful to some people, but some people do not like it. If you are one of those people, this article will help you Turn off Topic Suggestions and Interests on Twitter.

Before we continue, I want to make it perfectly clear that you are unable to permanently disable all of the "Follow Topic" posts. Here we will discuss how to minimize those topic suggestions.

What Follow Topic and Interest is actually doing?

Twitter displays posts as "Follow Topic" and "Interest" based on content that is relevant to you. This assists Twitter in better understanding you. These topic suggestions are provided for free and no charge is applied to you and invite you to check them out. They simply desire your attention and prolonged interaction with the apps.

What influences Twitter Suggested Tweets and Topic?

1 People Who Interacted with the Post: The recent interactions(like, follow, comments, tweets) of your friends with a post, which Twitter uses to determine whether or not to suggest that you check out the respective posts. 

2. As a result of your most recent engagement, Twitter may recommend that you read other people's posts that are connected to a topic you have recently engaged with.

Suppose you are interested in Bikes; in that case, they might recommend some other bikes to you.

3 Location: Instagram may recommend content to you based on where you are right now and what other people in your area are engaging with on the platform.

If you don't want to be tracked and don't want those suggestions, you can disable it by doing the following.

Turn off Twitter Topic Suggestion From Menu on iPhone/Android/iPad

Here are the steps for Removing all Twitter Topic Suggestions at a time.

1 Click on your profile located at the top left corner of your phone.

2 Next, Click on Topic.

3 You will be in the Followed tab; simply click the Following button next to Topic to remove that specific suggestion.

Remove Topic Suggestions Twitter by Changing Topic from Followed to Following
fig. Remove Topic Suggestions Twitter by Changing Topic from Followed to Following

4 At the button you will get Unfollow topics popup. Just click on it.

Remove Topic Suggestions Twitter
fig. Remove Twitter Topic Suggestions

5 White Following button gets changed to Black Followed button as shown below.

If you do not want any then you can remove all of them.

Further down on the same page there is a section labeled Suggested Topics; To disable topic suggestions  You can click on cross X next to the topic to remove the suggestions from that topic.

Also read: What is DM on Facebook? How to use it?

Turn off Twitter Topic Suggestions from Twitter Feeds in Browser / Android / iOS

You can remove individual Twitter Suggestions by going through the Twitter Feeds. Here are the steps.

1 Simply click on the three dots next to the Twitter feeds you want to unfollow.

2 Then simply click UnFollow the topic's name.

Unfollow Particular Topic from Twitter Feeds
fig. Unfollow Particular Topic from Twitter Feeds

Turn off Topic Suggestions in Web Browser, by turning off "Interest"

You can easily turn off Interest on your Twitter. Twitter may not track your interest in this case, and Twitter may find it difficult to suggest a topic for you. To do this follow the below steps.

1 Click on More option.

Step1. Click on More option
Step1. Click on the More option

2 Click on Settings and privacy

Privacy Settings Twitter
Step2: Click on Setting and Privacy

3 Click on Privacy and Safety

4 Click on Content you see

contain you see twitter
fig. Step 3 and 4.

5 Click on Interest

Interest Option Twitter
Step 5: Interest Option 

6 Unclick interests that you do not like.

Uncheck all your interest in Twitter
Step 6: Uncheck all your interest in Twitter

OR 

Alternatively ,

1 Login Twitter in Web Browser 

2 Then simply navigate to the following url by clicking on it.

https://twitter.com/settings/your_twitter_data/twitter_interests

Also read: What is the suggested list on Instagram? How to Clear it?

What to do if you have hundreds of Interests?

If you have hundreds of checkboxes, unclicking every checkbox takes time and if you want to automate the process of unchecking all the checkboxes then apply the following method. This only works if you open Twitter in the Web Browser.

1 Open Web Browser and navigate to this page https://twitter.com/settings/your_twitter_data/twitter_interests

2 Right click on the screen then click on Inspect 

3 Navigate to the Console tab and paste this below code and Press Enter

var timer=1000;
document.querySelectorAll("div > input[type='checkbox']:checked").forEach((checked_interest) => {
setTimeout(function(){checked_interest.click(); checked_interest.scrollIntoView()},timer);
timer+=1000;});

4 Now it will uncheck each checkbox automatically at the interval of 1 second.

If you want to increase unchecking speed then just replace 1000 with any less value than that.

Note: In this javascript, we select all of the checkboxes that have already been checked and then remove them one at a time with a 1-second interval. And you'll be automatically scrolled to the last unchecked checkbox.

Turn off Suggested Tweets based on the Interest from Twitter Feed

1 Simply click on the three dots next to the Twitter feeds you want to unfollow.

2 Then simply click Not interested in this tweet.

In this case, Twitter has suggested me on the basis of my liking.

Interest Tweets suggestion by Twitter
fig. Interest Tweets suggestion by Twitter

Turn off all the Topics by showing only the Latest Tweets

If you don't want to see Twitter's topic suggestions in the middle of your feed, you can request that Twitter only display the most recent tweets instead.

So, here are the steps for displaying the most recent tweets at the top:

1 Click on 3 stars located at the top right corner.

2 Tab on Switch to latest Tweets

Show Latest Tweets Twitter
fig. Show Latest Tweets on Twitter

Conclusion:

In these various ways, you can remove or turn off Topic Suggestions and Interest in Twitter.

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