Written by Jorge Tenorio
With So Many People Posting Spoilers About Avengers: Endgame, We Wanted to Share Some Tips on How To Prevent Someone from Ruining Your Enjoyment of the Film.
Marvel Studios long awaited "Avengers: Endgame" opens in the US this weekend. While the studio is doing everything it can to keep the plot of the movie a secret, so as not to spoil filmgoers' enjoyment of it, that does not mean that there will not be spoilers out there. But there are things you can do to avoid them. Especially since the movie had an unbelievable $350 million opening in the US, and $1.2 BILLION world wide, there are sure to be some spoilers on social media.
The directors of "Avengers: Endgame" — Joe and Anthony Russo — are doing their best to keep people from ruining the ending of the film. They have put out a pair of tags on social media to prevent spoilers: #ThanosDemandsYourSilence and #DontSpoilTheEndgame. But being people are still people, there is a good chance that spoilers may get out there.
Here are some ways to prevent them from spoiling your enjoyment of the film:
The best way to avoid spoilers, of course, is to avoid going online until you see the film. Unfortunately, this is not practical for most of us. But you can avoid searching for the film on either Google or YouTube as well as on social media. Though even if do not actually search for the film on social media, spoilers could still appear in your news feeds. But there are ways you can prevent this on each of the major platforms.
Twitter gives its users multiple ways of preventing spoilers. First of all, you can mute those that are known to release spoilers. But even better, the platform provides a way for you to mute certain keywords, such as "Avengers: Endgame." To do this, simply follow these instructions:
Go to "Settings and privacy."
Click on "Content Preferences."
Select "Muted" from the Safety tab.
Click "Muted words" and then "Add."
Type the keyword(s) that you would like to mute.
You can further specify for how long you want to mute the keywords, whom you would like to mute and where on Twitter you would like to mute the keywords.
Currently, Facebook has no option for muting keywords, but there is still something you can do to prevent spoilers from showing up there. You can snooze posts from certain people or pages that you follow. This will prevent their posts from showing up in your news feed. To do this, simply click on the 3-dot menu that appears in the top-right corner of a post and snooze posts from this account for the next 30 days.
Instagram also does not have an option to mute keywords. But it will allow you to mute specific accounts. Like on Facebook, you do this by clicking the 3-dot button that appears in the top-right corner of a post and muting that account. Unlike Facebook, though, this does not mute the account for a specific period of time. You will have to manually unmute the accounts after you have seen the film.
You may further also want to avoid reading reviews of the film as well, as too often many of them reveal plot points that are best kept under wraps until you see the film.