How to filter Foursquare Tweets from your Twitter Feed?

Here’s a question we got from a reader using both Twitter and Foursquare

I would like to ensure that Foursquare tweets are filtered out from my Twitter timeline, as they become kind of annoying. What should i do in order to ensure they don’t become part of my feed?

Thanks for the question. As of the time of writing this post, there still isn’t a way to block tweets by source (i.e. Foursquare) natively. But, luckily there are several workarounds to help you stay focused and get (eventually 🙂 ) your work done.

With Twitter Web:

If you use Twitter’s web interface for tweeting and Google Chrome for browsing, all you need to do is install a simple Chrome extension called Proxlet.  All you need to do is get into the extension’s option and hide tweets containing the prefix ““. Since all Foursquare tweets contain that URL prefix, they won’t be visible on Twitter.

With TweetDeck:

If you use TweetDeck regularly to manage your Twitter account , then, there is probably a more elegant solution for you to check. TweetDeck has a solid way to stopping those somewhat annoying Foursquare updates, here’s what you have to do:

  • First off, go ahead and open TweetDeck and hit the little wrench button (Settings) at the top right of the TweetDeck interface.
  • In the TweetDeck settings window that just opened, navigate to the ‘Global Filter’ tab.
  • Under ‘From Sources’ type Foursquare and then hit ‘Save settings’.

Other Twitter clients have useful filter options and you can definitely make use of them.