Twitter as we know it (now called X after the acquisition by Elon Musk) may have been changing too much lately, and only Elon and Linda Yaccarino possibly know the magnitude of the changes to come to our beloved bird app. Considering all the improvements, like the Ad revenue sharing with creators, there is still something that’s been bugging Twitter users for quite some time. I’m pretty sure everyone had that awkward moment trying to explain to your neighbor in public transport that you were casually doomscrolling and weren’t actually looking at a nude unsolicited photo that popped up in your Twitter timeline. In this week’s article, we’ll explain in details on how to delete Twitter search suggestions. We will also explain how to turn off Twitter recommendations if you don’t want to receive information on topics that are not interesting for you. Stay tuned.
What is Twitter Search Suggestions?
Twitter search suggestions, also known as predictive search, is a feature that helps users find the most relevant content based on their past search history, interactions, and overall usage of the platform. These suggestions are generated by Twitter’s algorithm, which analyzes a multitude of factors including the tweets you like, accounts you follow, and your overall Twitter activity. While this feature can be helpful in discovering new content, it can sometimes lead to unnecessary clutter in your search bar or unwanted content popping up in your feed. Also, all of your previous search history is available right in the app under the search bar so that you can quickly access your previous search inputs. However, some users don’t want to leave their search history to be visible to them or anyone else if they’re sharing the device. That’s why you can always delete Twitter search suggestions in a matter of seconds.
How to Delete Twitter Search Suggestions?
If you find the search suggestions on Twitter bothersome, you’ll be glad to know that there’s an easy way to delete them. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it on both desktop and smartphone app:
- Open your browser and log in to your Twitter/X account.
- Click on the Search box located in the top right corner of your homepage.
- You’ll see a list of recent searches. Hover over the search you want to delete and click on the x symbol.
- If you want to clear all results, then click Clear all.
- Open the Twitter app on your smartphone.
- Click on the Search X text at the top of the screen.
- Under the Recent tab, hold on the profile icon if you want to delete this search result separately
Click on the x button on the right to clear all recent searches (including separate inputs)
- To delete your search inputs separately, hold on the text and then click Clear
What is Twitter Account Suggestions?
Twitter account suggestions, also known as Twitter recommendations, are suggestions for accounts that you may be interested in following. These suggestions are based on a variety of factors like the accounts you already follow, tweets you’ve liked, your interactions with other accounts, and your location. While these recommendations can be a great way to discover new content and users, they can also be a nuisance if they’re not aligned with your interests.
How to Turn Off Twitter Recommendations?
Twitter doesn’t provide a straightforward way to turn off their recommendations. Especially now, since the X app is divided into For you section and Following, where the first section consists of recommended content. However, you can manipulate your settings to reduce the number of recommendations you receive or just get rid of unnecessary information. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open Twitter/X and go to Settings and privacy.
- Select Privacy and safety and then Content you see.
- Tap on Interests and uncheck any interests that you don’t want to receive recommendations about.
- Go back to Content you see and tap on Topics. Unfollow any topics that don’t interest you.
- Navigate back to Privacy and safety and select Mute and block. Here, you can add any specific words or phrases related to the content you don’t want to see to your Muted words list.
It’s worth noting that these steps won’t completely eliminate Twitter’s recommendations, but they will significantly reduce the number of recommendations you receive.
Twitter’s search suggestions and recommendations can be an excellent tool for discovering new content and users. However, if you find them intrusive or irrelevant, the steps above can help you delete search suggestions and reduce the number of recommendations you receive. Remember, your Twitter/X experience should be tailored to your preferences, so don’t hesitate to tweak your settings to create a more personalized and enjoyable Twitter experience. Stay tuned for more insights and updates.