Set Twitter's Connect tab to only show mentions on Android, iOS

If you're not a fan of seeing retweets and new followers in Twitter's Connect tab on your Android or iOS device, change it to show just your mentions.

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When using Twitter on your Android or iOS device, the Connect tab is where you can find all of your interactions (by default as of an update in February ) such as mentions, retweets, and new followers. While this may be the desired view for some, for others it can lead to a cluttered experience.

Luckily there's a simple solution to remove retweets and new followers from the Connect tab.

  • Using either the iOS or Android version of the app, you'll first need to navigate to your "Me" or profile tab.
  • From there tap on the Settings gear and select "Settings" when prompted.
Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET
  • If you're using the iOS version of the app tap on "Connect tab" and then select "Mentions only" on the following page.
Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET
  • If you're using the Android version of the app scroll down to the Advanced section and check the box next to the Mentions option.

Go back to your Connect tab and you will no longer see any of your new followers or retweets listed. Of course if you change your mind down the road and decide that having all of this information under the Connect tab works better for you, just repeat the process above.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and


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