Social networks have several features so that the user has control over their privacy and even the publications that they really want to receive. What occasionally can serve to limit the malicious trolls, can also be used to protect against spoilers that tend to circulate on Facebook or Twitter, for example.
Next, we tell you how to avoid being ruined by the end of your favorite Netflix series or your most anticipated movie.
With the arrival of series and movie streaming services, Mark Zuckerberg’s social network became an inexhaustible source of spoilers. Therefore, in December 2017, it launched a tool called “Snooze” that gives users the possibility to silence and block those comments that contain a series of key terms.
To activate it, users will find in the top right menu of the publications in the “News” section an option that will allow to temporarily hide (for thirty days, only) the publications that deal with the entered keywords. These, in turn, will be extracted from the full text and not only from the owner.
Another possibility is to choose “postpone”, which will allow you not to see the information in your News Feed that contain that exact word or phrase of any person, page or group. To immediately cancel the action “Hide temporarily”, just press “Cancel” in the confirmation message.
Since 2016, the social network created by Jack Dorsey introduced the possibility of blocking certain specific words and hashtag. The easiest way is to enter the “Settings” section, which is found in the drop-down menu of each user’s profile.
Then it is necessary to enter the section “Preferences related to content” of the settings menu of the mobile app and from there in “Security” the options to silence accounts will appear. This tip works the same way for the version for web browsers, with the addition that you can also mute words.
In addition, you can choose the selected time (Forever, 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days), as well as filter it by sources (of anyone, of people you do not follow) or its distribution (notifications, chronology). There you can apply it based on the interests of each one.