How to Block Promoted Tweets on Twitter on PC or Mac

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This wikiHow teaches you how to install the Hide Twitter Guff extension to Google Chrome in order to block all promoted tweets on Twitter, using Mac or Windows.

Edit10 Second Summary

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Go to the Chrome web store.
3. Find or search the Hide Twitter Guff extension.
4. Click + ADD TO CHROME.
5. Click Add extension.

EditSteps

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer. The Chrome icon looks like a colored ball with a blue dot at the center. You can find it in your Applications folder on a Mac, or on the Start menu on Windows.
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  2. Go to the Chrome web store. Type chrome.google.com/webstore in your browser’s address bar, and hit on your keyboard. The Chrome Web store will open up to the Extensions category.
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  3. Find the Hide Twitter Guff extension on the web store. You can use the search bar in the top-left corner, or browse the extensions library and manually find this extension on the store.
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    • If you prefer Firefox over Chrome, Hide Twitter Guff is also available as a Mozilla add-on.
  4. Click the blue button. You will have to confirm your action in a new pop-up window.
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  5. Click in the pop-up. This will install the Hide Twitter Guff extension, and add it to your browser. A bird icon will appear in the upper-right corner of your browser.
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    • Hide My Guff automatically blocks all ads and promoted Tweets whenever you’re viewing your Twitter feed on Chrome.
    • If you switch to a different browser, you will see promoted Tweets on your feed again.
  6. Right-click the bird icon. This button is located next to the address bar in the upper-right corner of your screen. It will open a drop-down menu.
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    • If you currently have Twitter open in your browser, clicking this button will automatically open Hide My Guff’s settings page in a new tab.
  7. Click on the drop-down menu. It will open Hide My Guff’s settings page in a new tab.
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  8. Select if you want to or the Who To Follow section. In addition to promoted tweets, Hide My Guff also allows you to prevent Twitter from suggesting you accounts to follow. Click the selector next to Who To Follow, and select whether you want to Show or Hide it.
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    • Hiding it will remove the Who To Follow box from the top-right corner of your feed.
  9. Select if you want to or the Trends section. The Trends box shows you a list of popular topics in Tweets around you. Click the selector next to Trends, and select whether you want to Show or Hide it.
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    • Hiding it will remove the Trends box from the left-hand side of your feed.
  10. Click . It will save your settings, and apply them to your Twitter Home feed.
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    • You may have to refresh Twitter after saving your settings to see the changes.

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