Winter is coming and so are the spoilers. Every time a new Game of Thrones (GoT) episode drops, we see people getting ticked off when some can’t help but post spoilers. We’ve even heard of friendships that ended over such incidents!
But here’s the thing: No law exists against people who can’t contain their feelings on social media. And people love to post – especially on Twitter where spoilers are rampant.
The best way to stay spoiler free without having to go on a Twitter hiatus would be to mute certain tweets. Don’t worry, it’s easy to do this. If done right, you can browse your feed freely when the new episode comes out.
Grab your laptop or head on over to your desktop computer and fire up Twitter. Log in, then do the following:
- Click on your profile icon on the upper righthand side of the screen.
- A drop down menu pops out. From here, click on Settings and Privacy.
- On the list on the left side of your screen, click on Muted words.
- A pop up will appear reminding you that once you mute words, you won’t be able to see them in your timeline and in your notifications. Click Got it to proceed.
- Click on the blue “Add” button.
- Type the word/s you want to mute and choose the duration of how long you’d like it to remain muted.
- Click Add.
- Repeat the process for words relating to Game of Thrones
Which Words to Mute?
According to Twitter, the most tweeted hashtags were:
You may want to include them in your mute list. Just change the third one into #GoTSeason7. As for the most popular characters last season, here’s your list:
- Jon Snow
- Daenerys Targaryen
- Sansa Stark
- Arya Stark
But of course, it’s advisable you don’t stop there. You’ll have to include Cersei Lannister for this season as well as Bran Stark, The Night King, White Walkers, and more. Get creative and use name variations too if you want to stay as spoiler-free as possible. Also, make sure you mute both the hashtag and the simple word version of GoT-related terms. Muting Jon Snow, doesn’t mean you’re muting #JonSnow as well.
Once you’re ready to join the discussion, just go back into the Muted words section and unmute the terms.
There you have it. One way to avoid spoilers on social media. As for Facebook, you’ll have to install Social Fixer. It’s a Chrome and Firefox extension that helps you block certain terms on your newsfeed.
Now go enjoy the new season on your own time! – The Binge