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Here’s how to do it.

ve pesky spoilers before they hit your feed.

Here’s how to do it.


Twitter first alien keyword muting in 2016, and it allows you to block aggregate from words and hashtags to specific users. To get to your list of muted words, go to your notifications and tap either the gear icon (on mobile) or the “Settings” option (on the web client) at the top of the screen. The next steps are hardly altered depending on whether you’re on mobile or desktop, so we’ll go over both separately.

On mobile, you’ll find the option “Muted” in the settings. Here you can cross amid muted words and accounts. Muted words is what you’re absorbed in. Once you select this option, you’ll be able to see which words you’ve already muted, and then add some more.


On desktop, the settings show you several options to mute your notifications, and under “Advanced,” you’ll see “Mute specific words from your notifications and timeline.” Clicking this will take you to the same list of muted words (which will be empty if you’ve never used this affection before.

The options to add muted words are abundantly the same. Choose hashtags or specific words relevent to the accountable of the abeyant spoilers. If you’re not caught up on your HBO shows, then maybe accede adding “#GameofThrones” or “Dany” or “dragons.” You can choose how long you’d prefer to mute those words — 24 hours, a week, 30 days, or forever.


Sure, that won’t anticipate you from seeing a tweet that says “I can’t accept the series ends with Jon and Daenerys being the real parents of Harry Potter,” but if you’re careful, you can apparently catch 90 percent of spoilers before they hit your timeline.


Facebook’s a bit more tricky, as it doesn’t yet have a specific option for anybody to mute specific words. Last year it tested a affection called “Keyword Snooze,” but this affection has, according to a Facebook spokesperson, since been rolled back.

So you’re going to have to get creative. Know any pages in accurate that are likely to spoil? You can snooze those pages for 30 days. Users? Same deal. Just go to one of their posts — not their pages or profiles, but a specific post — then find the snooze options. You’ll have the options to snooze that page or that person for 30 days. This is most easily done on the mobile version, though annihilation you snooze on mobile will still be snoozed on desktop.


You can also accent what you see in your News Feed. Go to “News Feed” in the side bar and hit the adumbration next to it, or find “news feed preferences” in your mobile settings. This will let you choose what you’ll see first in your news feed (maybe accompany you know don’t share your interests and thus won’t be likely to spoil), as well as see whom you’ve snoozed in the past and if you’d like to unsnooze them (presumably after you’ve seen the spoil-able things).


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