Marvel’s much-awaited Avengers: Infinity War is finally showing nationwide tomorrow. In case you don't have premiere tickets for tonight or you plan to watch the movie this weekend, you want to avoid spoilers until you see it for yourself. But fair warning: you’re going to have a hard time avoiding those insensitive spoiling freaks. Heck, we even saw a viral FB post containing a spoiler earlier today—we just scrolled down fast to hide it from our Facebook feed. Now, If only we could unread what we just read.
So if you’re lucky enough and haven’t encountered any spoilers yet, congratulations! As they say, ignorance is bliss, and it also keeps things more exciting. In order to keep your Avengers: Infinity War experience pure, here are some easy workarounds you can do on your Facebook feed. Just remember, when all else fails, just avoid social media until you catch the flick!
Use a Google Chrome extension
There are a lot of browser extensions available for automatically hiding spoilers. One that we found that does the job effectively is Spoiler Protection 2.0. This extension effectively filters and blocks texts and images you don't want to see on your screen. It hides spoilers from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, and even other websites. It’s also free to use. Here’s how it works:
1| Install Spoiler Protection 2.0
2| Click the logo on your Google Chrome browser after installing it
3| Write the keywords you don’t want to see on your feed (Example: “Infinity War”; “Avengers: Infinity War”; “#AvengersInfinityWar”; “Avengers deaths”; “Who dies in Infinity War”)
Here’s what happens:
Note: Before browsing Google, Facebook, and other sites, you have to first turn on your list to stay spoiler-free.
Another useful Chrome extension is the Social Fixer. This one filters your news feed by hiding content and keywords of your choice as well. After installing the extension, just click the “Social Fixer” icon (the wrench) in your Facebook account, and click the “Edit Filter” box, then list the keywords you don’t want to see on your feed.
Use an alternative Facebook app
If you have the extra space on your phone, download Friendly for Facebook, and use this one as an alternative to your original Facebook for the meantime. Friendly for Facebook gives you the utmost control of your News Feed, thanks to its Keyword Filtering feature (available only for Android users). Here’s how to do it:
1| Download Friendly for Facebook
2| Select Hide Posts By Keywords option
Write the keywords you don’t want to see on your feed.
On the other hand, if you want to see more posts about the movie (after watching it, of course), you can set a Keyword Filter to highlight topics about it.
“Snooze” your annoying friends for a limited time
You probably already have an idea who among your Facebook friends are prone to spoilers, and the best way to prevent them from bursting your bubble is by “snoozing” them. Facebook’s Snooze option temporarily unfollows a friend, page, or a group, for a limited time (from 24 hours, seven days, and even up to 30 days). This option is useful if you don’t want to unfollow or unfriend someone. Check out this article to know more about this feature.
This story originally appeared on Fhm.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.