If you can scroll through your social media feeds without having to look at at least a handful of posts bump you would rather not have seen, consider yourself in the minority. Most of us deal with it almost every day. But mass followers – friends, colleagues, family members – are not always an option. We are here to tell you that there is another way.
It's not that you don't like the people who write these posts – although it could be true. Perhaps they just publish too often or inherent garbage or publish political opinions that upset you over and over again.
If you don't want the social embarrassment of not following these people because you may still need to be able to send them a message directly, or maybe because they are close blood relatives who are offended by a block the answer is lists. These are alternative timelines or news feeds that contain only the content you want in the highest quality.
Lists cannot replace your newsfeed or your timeline directly, but they are easy to access and you can bookmark them on Twitter and Facebook. You never have to dig through posts from people you never want to hear from again.
Twitter uses lists very well – they are easy to use in the user interface Find, you can add people to lists regardless of whether you follow them or not, and lists can be private or public if you want to share them with your list of inspiring tweeters around the world.
To add someone from their profile to a list, tap or click the three dots and then select Add to list (mobile) or Add / remove from lists ( Web). You can choose between all the lists you have created so far, or you can choose to create a list from scratch. When creating a list, you must give it a name and description and choose whether to make it private or public. In the latter case, everyone can view the list on your profile.
You can find your lists on Twitter's homepage on the Internet via the link Lists . Open Twitter on your mobile phone and you can find them in the app menu under Lists (tap on your avatar to display it). Select a list to see the latest tweets from all members. So the order is reversed.
On Twitter on the web, you can bookmark lists and use them instead of your regular timeline – just go to Bookmarks instead of Twitter. This is not that easy in mobile apps, but lists are just a few clicks away and you can instead access Twitter at any time using your mobile web browser TweetDeck Client that Twitter owns. You can set up multiple lists in multiple columns and have them updated in real time while your current timeline is constantly hidden.
Facebook also supports lists natively, although the function is not so prominent is displayed like on Twitter. You have to dig a bit to find them on the web, but lists allow you to create custom news feeds without ruining your Facebook friends.
You can find your lists here Click Create List on the Web to create a new list. Facebook creates a few lists for you – friends with the same school or job listed in your profile, for example – but you can create lists that suit your needs. None of your friends can tell whether you've added them to a list or not.
Click one of the list names to view posts by that group. Posts are listed in reverse chronological order, with the latest updates first, so Facebook doesn't set priorities. If you bookmark one of these lists, you can use it instead of your regular news feed.
Friends lists are unfortunately not available on mobile devices unless you want to open them in your phone's browser. They appear in the drop-down audience selection when you create a post (like on the desktop). You can restrict the visibility of your posts to certain lists of people if you want.
Click or tap the three dots next to a news feed on Facebook to make further optimizations without disconnecting someone. You can sleep individual people for 30 days, stop seeing posts from certain people without making friends, and much more.
Instagram and Snapchat
Use of this feed-editing tweak on Instagram is more difficult because it is not officially supported. Professional social media management suites like Iconosquare can do the job, but you have to pay for it (Iconosquare offers a 14-day free trial, but it's overkill if you just tweak your Instagram feed) ,  You can mute people on your feed so you don't see them, but you remain Instagram friends. In an Instagram profile, tap after and then select Mute : You can mute posts, stories, or both. To unmute, go to the same menu screen.
Incidentally, this also works for Snapchat when it comes to stories. If you long press on someone's story, select More and Mute . Your photos and videos won't interfere with your Discover feed again. If you want to unmute, visit the profile in Snapchat and tap the three dots in the top right corner.
Nobody can tell that you have muted, at least not through Instagram or Snapchat – if it does, remembering the content of your posts in these apps over and over again may make you suspicious.
Another option for Instagram is to avoid the main feed and only receive notifications when your favorite posts are published. Tap After and then Notifications on a profile – however, this is really only manageable for a small group of users.