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You can finally go on Twitter without spoiling your favorite TV shows

‘Game of Thrones’ episodes no longer prompt a break from social media.


Phillip Tracy


Twitter is a great place to discuss shows, movies, and games in real-time with folks from all around the world. But it’s a spoiler-filled nightmare for anyone not able to catch events as they happen. Thankfully, a new mute feature may save those people from irreversible suffering.

Earlier this month, the social media site said it would start using algorithms to go after abusive behavior. The initial feature only dealt with notifications, but recently expanded mute options now help you avoid seeing hashtags, phrases, words, emoji, user names, and more.

Just go to your notifications tab, tap the gear icon, and press “muted words.” From there, touch “add” or “+” (depending on your mobile OS) and start adding words one at a time. Make sure the checks for “mute from timeline” and “notifications” are marked. The last step is to choose if the new feature applies to your followers or everyone, and to decide how long you want it enabled—24 hours, seven days, 30 days, or forever.

While the intended purpose of this feature was to help you avoid the awful things others say on Twitter, it’s also a great way of making sure no one spoils your favorite shows before you get a chance to view them.

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