How to Hide “Who to Follow” Section on Twitter

Who to Follow

It’s really easy to hide Twitter’s “Who to Follow” box found on the profile sidebar. Let me walk you through it.

What You’ll Need

Chrome

Step 1 – Access Add Filter Section

In Chrome, click the Tools icon, select Preferences, then select Extensions from the lefthand navigation. Find Adblock Plus in the list of extensions and click Options. You will see a window like the one above. Click on the second tab labeled Add your own filters.

Step 2 – Insert Custom Filter

Step 2

You will now see a window like the one above. In the first input box add the following text.

twitter.com##*.wtf-module

Click Add Filter. You’re done! If you have Twitter open in your browser you may need to refresh the page before you see the changes.

Firefox

Step 1 – Access Add Filter Section

Step 1

In Firefox, select the Tools pulldown menu and select Add-ons, then select Extensions from the lefthand navigation. Find Adblock Plus in the list of extensions and click Preferences. You will see a window like the one above. Click on the button in the lower lefthand corner labeled Add filter.

Step 2 – Insert Custom Filter

Step 2

You will now see a window like the one above. In the input box add the following text.

twitter.com##*.wtf-module

Click OK. You’re done! If you have Twitter open in your browser you may need to refresh the page before you see the changes.

Safari

Step 1 – Open Adblock Options

Step 1

In Safari, click the Safari pulldown menu and select Preferences, then select Extensions from the navigation at the top of the window. You will see a window like the one above. Find Adblock in the list of extensions and check Click me to show Adblock’s options.

Step 2 – Access Add Filter Section

Step 2

A new tab will open in Safari showing you a window like the one above. Click the tab labeled Customize.

Step 3 – Insert Custom Filter

Step 3

You will see a window like the one above. Click Hide a section of a webpage. The first input area labeled Domain of page to apply on you can leave blank. In the second input area labeled CSS to match enter the following text.

twitter.com##*.wtf-module

Click Block it. You’re done! If you have Twitter open in your browser you may need to refresh the page before you see the changes.

Here’s What You Just Did

The string of text that you entered is the name of the class that contains the “Who to Follow” section. If you don’t speak geek, think of it like a section title in a book. Whenever your browser sees that particular class it will block all the content found there. (Since it’s such a unique name there was really no need to specify what domain to block the class on but I’d rather be safe than sorry.)

Be aware of two things. Twitter could change the name of the class whenever it wants, which would require you to change your filter to match. Also, Twitter could start including something you might actually want to see within the area of the page you’re blocking.

Learn How to Filter Content Anywhere

Using one of the ad blocking plugins you can hide any element if you know what you’re doing. Learn how on the Writing Adblock Plus filters page.

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