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How to avoid any spoilers in web browsers and social networks

How can you avoid spoilers? (photo: Updown Blog)

Entertainment releases, mainly movies, are one of the things that make Internet sand become frantic. One day everything is calm and the next day everything Twitter he’s talking about the new season of stranger things, particular scenes of the new series Dahmer or the latest movie Marvel.

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If any user has had the opportunity to see them before, joining the conversation can be a fun and unique experience. However, if it hasn’t been done yet, the spoilers They can become a real nightmare.

For this reason, today TechMarkup brings 3 tips so that anyone can surf the Internet with peace of mind. With them you can avoid finding spoilers in the social networks or in the videos of Youtube. But yes, we must bear in mind that this does not include chats of colleagues or people talking about it in a train station, as well as contacts in WhatsApp.

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With these three tools, the Internet has never been so safe for a film buff with little time in his day to day. It is only necessary to follow a few steps to start living without fear on the web.

Alternative 1: mute words on Twitter

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This is the easiest option on the list. Perhaps the really “difficult” thing is to remember all the words that one needs to silence. Depending on the production, there could be a lot, as was the case with game of Thrones at the time.

Once you have the name of the character, the name of the series, the production location, as well as including the names of the actors in the best of cases, you can proceed to silence those specific words. To do so, follow these steps:

– Enter Twitter. Both on the web and in the appsthe steps are quite similar.

– Later, go to Settings and privacy.

– tap on Privacy & Security.

Mute words on Twitter. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Mute words on Twitter. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

– Here, open Mute and block.

– tap on Silenced words.

– Once here, just select the button Add.

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Mute words on Twitter. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
Mute words on Twitter. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

Now you just have to write words or phrases. It can also be a hashtag or Twitter handle. When you’re ready, activate start timeline and make sure the flag is set to From anyone.

If left on From People You Don’t Follow (as it is by default) Twitter will only mute people you don’t follow. This can cause some bitter surprises.

Alternative 2: Use a web browser extension

Why restrict the deactivation of words on Twitter, when you can do this with the entire Internet? It is so. This extension called Spoiler Protection 2.0,available for Google Chromewill allow the user to disable words from Facebook, Googlenews sites, Twitter and more.

just go Chrome Web Store, download it and, once installed, configure it to your liking. You can even choose whether to exempt certain sites of interest, in case you don’t want to opt out of that topic entirely.

Spoiler Protection 2.0 too will block pictures and videos, if it is configured to do so. A tool that every computer should have, without a doubt.

Spoiler Protection 2.0. (photo: Chrome)
Spoiler Protection 2.0. (photo: Chrome)

Alternative 3: Block YouTube Spoilers

Video Blocker Y Shut Up are two of the most useful extensions that can be found in Google WebStore:

– With the first one, you can block any video you want, including those on a specific topic.

– On the other hand, with the second form, you can disable comments to avoid spoilers accidentally while reading.

Simply download the extensions and activate them in Chrome to start enjoying a spoiler-free life.

Video Blocker. (photo: YouTube Wise)
Video Blocker. (photo: YouTube Wise)

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