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Offer the option to hide retweets in a stream

One of my columns is a twitter list. It's a very focused list, but lately it's getting crowded by retweets. I would like to keep this stream focused to just the people in the list. I do not want to see the retweets in this stream.

Please offer an option where we can hide retweets in a stream.

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    Matt MaldreMatt Maldre shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    BillyBilly shared a merged idea: Be able to filter out RT/Favorite tweets  ·   · 
    MichaelMichael shared a merged idea: Retweets clogging up stream  ·   · 
    grizeldagloopgrizeldagloop shared a merged idea: Add a 'no retweet from this user' function  ·   · 
    Under Review  ·  SarahSarah responded  · 

    This is an interesting idea! We’ll look at how we can add this feature to streams in the future. Thanks for your feedback!


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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great! For those of us managing social media for multiple clients, ability to hide/show streams as needed would help enormously.

      • MarcieMarcie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is this going to be implemented any time soon? What a time waster tracking through tweets I've already responded to.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This works for hiding retweets in search streams: I used to follow the search term/hashtag "britishcraft" and now I have deleted that stream and replaced it with "britishcraft - RT" and I get no retweets in that stream! Thanks you James Partington from the comments below.

      • spudartspudart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you for offering to look into this idea. How is the progress coming along?

      • BillyBilly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's a feature the Tweetdeck currently has that I think would be valuable in Hootsuite.

        You search for a #hashtag or user and want to only see Tweets that have gotten X amount of RT/Favorites.

      • Robert W ByrdRobert W Byrd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Twitter give you the ability to toggle retweets on and off on the profile page of any Twitter user. This is great!

        Their API should let you see that toggle. I don't know if it does, but it sure should.

        Also, the "-RT" criteria makes no difference as mot retweets don't show that anymore.

      • Robert W ByrdRobert W Byrd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a very simple search stream that is for @HootSuite. That works fine. But one post from @HootSuite today generated _42_ retweets, all of which showed up in that simple search stream.

        That pretty well makes that stream useless to me. I don't want to have to scroll past 42 retweets. That is ridiculous. And there are still more posts that generate retweets as well. Out of 100 tweets in that search stream, about 80% of them were retweets.


      • todd jonestodd jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this option. You just see the same tweet over and over. It makes the product unusable.

      • James PartingtonJames Partington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi all, thought I'd chip in to provide a workaround to this issue.

        Unfortunately the twitter API doesn't allow for Hootsuite to toggle retweets on & off from within lists.

        However, in HS you are able to create searches which provide a tailored information stream for specific twitter handles (i.e. just like a list) which do NOT include retweets.

        For example, if I wanted a list of twitter updates from Prem Rugby, Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Football and WITHOUT any retweets, I would create the following search query within HS:

        from:premrugby OR from:skysportsnews OR from:skyfootball -RT

        I am not aware of any maximum number of search terms so I hope this helps you all work around this 'retweets within lists' issue

      • Toby ButlerToby Butler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I know you can remove retweets from a #keyword based stream. But my streams based on lists are still way too full of retweets - I can't figure out a way to remove them.

      • AndyAndy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It has been almost a year since this request has been made. Has anyone found a way to achieve this yet?

      • Djool D.Djool D. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please do something to hide retweets. Furthermore, people I follow tend to show tweets from people I cannot bear.

      • grizeldagloopgrizeldagloop commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am all for this. I think I requested it yesterday but hadn't seen this. It's probably been deleed being a duplicate. I DID do a search, honest!. :D

      • Matt MaldreMatt Maldre commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm getting way too many retweets in my streams. I may move off hootsuite if this doesn't get resolved.

      • Justin OwenJustin Owen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 - I voted for this idea but I would have requested it if it hadn't been suggested already.

      • Sharon StilesSharon Stiles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be so helpful. When you're following a hashtag people often retweet so you get multiple copies of the same message and it's just too noisy.

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