|Tweaks for Twitter Preferences|
On macOS, clicking the Tweaks for Twitter icon in your browser's toolbar opens a popup in which you can change your preferences. You can also access your preferences by selecting Tweaks for Twitter in the Extensions window of your browser.
On iOS, click the extensions icon in Safari's address bar and select Tweaks for Twitter. On iPadOS, click the Tweaks for Twitter icon in Safari's address bar. You can also access your preferences from the Safari section of the Settings app on iOS and iPadOS.
Any changes you make to your preferences will take effect the next time you load
twitter.com in your browser. If
twitter.com is already open in a browser tab, reload the page to make your preference changes take effect immediately.
Block Twitter keyboard shortcuts
Twitter's custom keyboard shortcuts include "n" for New Tweet, "l" for Like, "r" for Reply, "t" for Retweet, and "?" to show the list of keyboard shortcuts.
Hide bottom bar when logged out
When viewing Twitter while logged out, there's normally a blue bar at the bottom with buttons to Log In or Sign Up.
Hide "Explore" in sidebar
The Explore button is normally in the left sidebar.
Hide hover cards
A hover card is a popup showing a Twitter user's profile when you hover over their Twitter username.
Hide "Messages" drawer
The Messages drawer in normally in the bottom right corner of the page, and expands or collapses when you click the widget.
Hide "More Tweets"
A link to a tweet sometimes shows an unrelated list of "More Tweets" below the tweet and replies.
Hide non-tweets in timeline
Non-tweets in your timeline include "Who to follow" lists, for example.
Hide promoted tweets
Promoted tweets are the advertisements in your timeline that are labeled "Promoted".
Hide "This tweet is unavailable."
In a quote tweet, the quoted tweet may say "This tweet is unavailable", for example if the author of the quoted tweet is blocked. (Tweaks doesn't hide "This tweet is unavailable" if it's the first tweet in a link to a conversation, because the missing tweet at the top was too confusing.)
Hide trends in sidebar
Twitter trends are in the right sidebar. Twitter keeps changing the name of this list: currently "What's happening".
Hide tweet editor at top of home timeline
The tweet editor is normally at the top of your timeline, where you can write a new tweet. (The tweet button in the left sidebar is unaffected by this preference.)
Hide "Who to follow" in sidebar
The "Who to follow" list is normally in the right sidebar.
Make page title scrollable
The title of the Twitter page, such as "Latest Tweets" or "Home", is sticky and continues to cover the top of the timeline when you scroll down, unless you enable this preference.
Replace t.co links in tweets
Links in tweets appear to be to external web sites, but they're actually
https://t.co/ links that go through Twitter's redirect tracker. If you enable this preference, Tweaks will replace
https://t.co/ links with the original web site URL. (This feature does not work in Twitter cards or user profiles, because the original web site URL is not available.)
Show missing timeline switch
Some Twitter accounts that were created in 2016 and later cannot select "Latest Tweets" to show the timeline in reverse chronological order. They're stuck on the algorithmic "Home" timeline. If you have such an account, this preference forces the switch to appear at the top of your timeline. Then can you switch between Home and Latest Tweets, like older Twitter accounts.
Disable Chirp font
On August 11, 2021, Twitter switched its user interface to a new custom font called "Chirp". You can switch back to the old font with the preference "Disable Chirp font".
Expand "Show replies"
If you enable this preference, Tweaks will automatically expand conversations to show all the replies whenever Twitter hides replies with a "Show replies" button.
Hide all retweets
On Twitter, you can manually Turn off Retweets from individual accounts, but this Tweaks preference hides retweets from all accounts. And unlike Twitter's toggle, the Tweaks preference also hides retweets from an account when you're browsing that account's timeline. You will no longer see retweets at all. (This preference does not apply to quote tweets.)
Hide animated profile photos
Some Twitter accounts have an annoying animated gif as their profile photo. If you enable this preferences, Tweaks will replace the animated gif with a generic non-animated profile photo.
Hide downvote buttons
On February 3, 2022, Twitter added downvote buttons to tweets. But downvotes aren't public, and they don't change the order of replies, so they seem to be mostly useless.
Swap Follow/Following button colors
Before August 11, 2021, the Follow button was white and the Following button blue. Then Twitter revamped its user interface, and one of the changes was to make the Follow button black and the Following button white. Enabling the "Swap Follow/Following button colors" preference swaps the colors, making the Follow button white again and the Following button black (or the reverse in dark mode). Tweaks uses black rather than the original blue, because blue no longer matches the rest of the Twitter site.
Warn about "Home" timeline
Twitter may occasionally, silently switch your timeline from the reverse chronological "Latest Tweets" to the algorithmic "Home". If you enable this preference, Tweaks will warn you when your timeline has been switched to "Home". (Enable the Tweaks preference "Show missing timeline switch" if you don't see a widget at the top to switch back to "Latest Tweets".)