The Internet is full of spoilers, making it a dangerous place to hang around when trying to shun what is happening in Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones or other TV shows. Movies or video games that you still catch up on. Even if you think you have things under control, Google's autocomplete feature has spoiled things before. URLs can also contain spoilers.
In addition, trolls can embed spoilers in unrelated content. When Star Wars: The Awakening of Power was released, the film's biggest plot hid in a misleading video titled "LMAO Funny Madden 16 Pissings" (Needless to say, there were no funny ones Madden must be found.)
Of course, the most logical proposition to avoid them is simply to log out indefinitely, but that will not happen.
There are several ways to stay without spoilers Restricting computer or telephone usage. If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, the muting keyword is a granular but simple solution . Facebook does not allow filtering specific keywords. However, you can mute groups that you follow for 30 days if there is one that normally uses spoilers.
If you want more protection on the web, these are browser extensions. With support for large browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you can draw the line to what you want to see online.
They deserve not to be corrupted, and these extensions can help you.
Spoiler Protection 2.0
This extension can be installed in Chrome and Firefox (including Firefox on mobile phones) and allows you to add keywords that block you online would like .
After installation, clicking the extension opens a window where you can customize it. On this page, you can add specific keywords to block and the action you want to take when you encounter this keyword. You can also turn off images and videos associated with this keyword.
Spoiler Protection 2.0 blocks things very aggressively, which is a good sign that it works. However, turning videos and photos off does not just affect the content related to your spoiler keywords. YouTube will continue to work, but most other photos and videos will stop loading.
- Available for Firefox, Chrome
When my colleague Thomas Ricker tried to avoid Star Wars spoiler in 2015, Unspoiler is the "scalpel" method to block spoilers online. Compared to Spoiler Protection 2.0, a rather blunt spoiler removal tool, this is a lighter, more accurate solution.
If you have Unspoiler enabled in your browser, enter any keywords that you would like to forget. This extension works well for censoring headlines and blocking specific pictures related to your keywords. Chances are that you will stay spoiler free, though this will not block everything. For example, a Google search uncovered multiple images and did not cover website synopses.
How to block spoilers on your phone
There are countless ways to block spoilers in your browser If you're looking for a mobile solution, your options are limited. Apart from the aforementioned Spoiler Protection 2.0 add-on, the only other satisfying thing I found was an Android app called Spoiler's Blocker that behaves like Spoiler Protection 2.0 by applying a hard swatch over every page element that yours Spoiler keyword mentioned. It's a bit drastic, though it's cool to use any app you've installed on your phone.
Spoilers do not bother everyone, but if you're like me, you'd rather stay in the dark until you see a new movie, a new TV show, or a game with new eyes. While these extensions may not be a perfect solution, they are definitely useful to keep spoilers out of sight until you catch up.
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