Last weekend, scenes from Game of Thrones: the last of the Starks were leaked before being broadcast. People poured into the social media to discuss the scenes and pampered them for other devoted audiences. Spoilers are almost inevitable and can show up in your Facebook timeline or tweets and surprise you.
The simplest solution would be to stay away from social media and all news sites, but that's not realistic. Fortunately, you can make some changes to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to prevent spoilers from getting onto your screen. Be sure to avoid your office break room!
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Mute Keyword and Accounts on Twitter
. 1 In the app, tap your notifications (the bell icon). If you are using a desktop, click Settings and Privacy .
. 2 Tap Settings . iPhone ($ 1,000 on Amazon) Users can select Subdued> Subdued Words . Android and desktop users can select Muted words .
. 3 Tap Add (iPhone, Desktop) or the icon + (Android). If you follow several GoT or Avengers accounts, you want to mute them. Dumb words like Game of Thrones, GoT, Avengers and popular hashtags.
. 4 Select this option to mute these words on your timeline, in notifications, and others.
. 5 Choose how long you want to mute the words and accounts. You can choose between 24 hours and forever. Then tap Save .
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. Find the group or person you want to fall asleep in your feed. (You know the one.) Click or tap the three dots on the top of the post on the desktop or on the phone.
. 2 Select Snooze (name / group) for 30 days . If you do not want to doze for 30 days, you can always go to her side and undo the doze.
Downloading a Spoiler Prevention App
Download the Chrome Spoiler Protection 2.0 plug-in for the desktop. This extension hides spoilers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and news sites. Just enter keywords like GoT or Avengers and let the extension do its job.
Use phones like Spoiler Block (iPhone, Android) and Spoilers Blocker (Android) for phones. If you add keywords that you want to block, apps will not include them in your newsfeed.
Originally published on May 5 and updated frequently.
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