Too many people are retweeting to the point that I get sick of reading the same stuff again and again.

How can I filter out retweets?

  • What app/interface are you using? Tweetdeck supports this, but AFAIK, the standard Twitter site does not. – phantom42 Jan 24 '14 at 14:13

You can do this in advanced search. Search for something in the search tool bar and click on the more options tab on the result page and then choose advanced search. Enter the Twitter account into the "from account" field and make sure the "include retweet" check box at the bottom is unchecked. Search and then it returns all tweets from the account without any retweets included.


I know this is an old question but the solution is to use the exclude:retweets filter.

If you want to see tweets with #sugar but no retweets you search for:

#sugar exclude:retweets
  • Hi @Christoffer, great answer, and welcome to Web Applications. I added some formatting to your answer to make it easier to read. – Vidar S. Ramdal Feb 6 '17 at 11:44

There is no way to filter from the web UI all retweets.

What you will need to do is go to each profile you follow, then:

  1. Click the gear icon
  2. Select Turn off Retweets

Do this for every user you follow that you do not want to see what they retweet.

  • That didn't work for me. I found the gear icon on their profile, and turned off retweets, but I still see retweets, even after refreshing the user's profile page. It's maddening that I can't just focus on their occasional actual tweets. – nealmcb Aug 29 '14 at 20:12
  • This setting doesn't affect their profile page AFAIK, just timelines. – James Thomas Sep 22 '14 at 14:42

use https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/ and then add a filter to exclude retweets

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