If you are a Twitter regular using the main website of the service as your entry point and not an app or program, you may have noticed promoted content on the site in various places.
Companies and individuals can promote contents on Twitter, for instance to display ads directly to users, to promote hash tags, or an account to increase the followers of the account and interaction with that account.
Promoted content may be displayed in various areas on Twitter. Promoted Accounts may be displayed on a user's home screen, in search results or on the Who To Follow screen.
Twitter highlights promoted contents on the site so that you can distinguish it from regular content that is posted on it.
In addition to that, these ads are static which means that most users may not be disturbed by them in the same way as they are from media ads for example.
If you don't plan to interact with any of these offers on Twitter, you may feel that they take away space on the site that could be used better otherwise.
While there is no direct way to hide promoted content on Twitter, you can install extensions to hide these elements on Twitter.
Extensions are available for Firefox and Chrome. Since other browsers support these extensions as well, they may also run in browsers such as Opera, Pale Moon or SeaMonkey.
Both add-ons work without user interaction and do not offer any options.
It is naturally also possible to hide elements on Twitter using ad-blockers. This may be the better option if you are already running a program or extension for that purpose.
Twitter's advertisement is not overly intrusive and clearly labeled as such. I won't be using these tools as I don't find the ads problematic at all. Then again, I don't spend a lot of time on Twitter.
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