The Internet is full of spoilers, making it a dangerous place to hang out if you're trying to disturb what's happening in Avengers: Endgame, Thrones Game or other TV shows, movies or video games that you still have gets on. Even if you think you have things under control, Google's full-featured feature has destroyed things before. Web addresses can also include spoilers.
In addition, trolls can embed spoilers into unrelated content. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, the movie's biggest plot twist was hidden in a misleading video titled "LMAO Funny Madden 1
There are several ways to remain spoiler free but limit your computer or phone usage. If you spend lots of time on Twitter, muting keywords is a granular yet simple solution . Facebook does not allow filtering of specific keywords, but you can snooze groups that you follow for 30 days if there is one that usually shares spoilers.
If you want a wider protection across the web, it comes in the form of browser extensions. With support for big browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, you can draw the line on what you want to see online.
You deserve not to be pampered, and these additions can help you.
Spoiler Protection 2.0
This extension can be installed on Chrome and Firefox (including Firefox on mobile phones) and it allows you to add keywords you want to block Wherever you go online.
When installed, a window will open where you can customize it to a click in the extension. On the page, you can add specific keywords to block, along with the action you'd like to take when you stumble upon that keyword. You can also turn off pictures and videos associated with that keyword.
Spoiler Protection 2.0 is really aggressive in blocking things, so it's a good sign that it works. But with video clips and images turned off, it affects more than just the content related to your spoiler keywords. YouTube still works, but most other photos and videos stop loading.
As my colleague Thomas Ricker put it in attempts to avoid ] Star Wars spoilers 2015, Unspoiler is the "scalpel" method of blocking spoilers online. Set up against Spoiler Protection 2.0, which is more of a blunt tool to eliminate traces of spoiler, this is a lighter and more accurate solution.
When Unspoiler is enabled in your browser, enter some keywords that you want to remain happily oblivious to. This extension does a great job of censoring headers and blocking some images related to your keywords. Chances are pretty good that you will remain spoiler-free, but it does not completely block everything. For example, a Google search showed several images, and synopses on the site are not covered.
How to block spoilers on your phone
There are actually countless ways to block spoilers in your browser, but if you are looking for a mobile solution, your options are more limited. In addition to the above-mentioned Spoiler Protection 2.0 add-on, the only other satisfactory I found was an Android app called Spoiler's Blocker, which acts as Spoiler Protection 2.0 by using a hard block of color over each page element that specifies your spoiler keyword. It's a bit drastic, but it's cool that it can pull over every app you've installed on your phone.
Spoilers do not disturb everyone, but if you are like me, you prefer to stay in the dark until you can enjoy a new movie, TV show or a fresh-eyed game. These additions are not a perfect solution, but they are definitely useful for keeping away spoilers from sight until you get stuck.
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