Periscope for iOS has just received an update which allows you to mute users. For those of you just hearing about Periscope, it’s Twitter’s own take on Meerkat; a live streaming service that lets you stream your feed to your Twitter followers. Periscope follows the same principal and because it has been developed by Twitter, it used the platform to leverage its user base. If you signed up for Periscope, you automatically followed the same people you were following on Twitter. Where it makes sense to let users do just that it’s only in this recent update that a mute feature has been added so you don’t get notifications from uninteresting Periscope broadcasters. Here’s how to mute a user on Periscope.
Open Periscope and tap on the people tab (the very last one at the bottom right) and at the top of the People screen, tap your profile button. On the profile screen, tap the Followers button and from the list of followers, tap the one you want to mute.
You will see a card for each follower that you can unfollow them from and a Mute button next to the ‘Following’ button which, when tapped, will mute all alerts for that user’s broadcasts.
It makes sense to have this feature because even though the app and service are now a few months old, there are only a handful of big names that are regularly broadcasting to it. The Verge and Mashable are the most noteworthy and regular broadcasters but other than that, most people have only made a few broadcasts. The mute feature has not yet rolled out for the Android app.