“Avengers: Infinity War” premiered Monday night in Hollywood to a packed audience and spoilers are bound to get out before the movie opens worldwide on Thursday. Here are the top three ways to avoid having it ruined online before seeing the movie.
Marvel Studios even released a PSA on Tuesday to say no to spoilers and drive the point home that #ThanosDemandsYourSilence. Watch the clip below.
1) Stay off social media at all costs
You’re going to have to exercise some extreme discipline and simply turn off social media. No Twitter, no Instagram, no Facebook, no Snapchat. The movie opens in just a few days and a 72-96 hour fasting period from social media might seem like a high order, but it is perhaps the best option. However, if going cold turkey on social media seems impossible, Twitter has a mute excellent function where only you can not only mute spoiler hungry trolls, but also certain words and even phrases you don’t want to see on your timeline.
Log into your Twitter account, click on your profile in the top right, from the dropdown menu scroll down and select “settings and privacy,” and then click on either the “muted accounts” or “muted words” tab to the left. We recommend muting words like “Avengers,” “Avengers Infinity War,” “Infinity Stones,” “Infinity War Spoilers,” and quite frankly the entire roster of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from “Iron Man” to especially “Thanos.”
Additionally, it is also recommended that certain fan and comic book movie enthusiast sites notorious for spoilers online should be muted under “muted accounts” on Twitter as well. Although Facebook lacks a decent mute function, it has a snooze function where spoiler hungry outlets and evil Facebook groups with diabolical plans to troll Avengers fans can be snoozed for 30 days. Click on the ellipses in the top-right hand corner of an outlet or a friend’s post, and hit the snooze function where you won’t see their posts for 30 days.
2) Avoid Reddit and 4chan
Sites like Reddit and 4chan are notorious for spoiling movies and a breeding ground for the most wretched and evil of trolls. Our best advice is to avoid the subreddits like r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers. Reddit has a filter button where you go to reddit.com/r/all and on the option is at the top right of the sidebar. Enter the names of the subreddits in the box. We also recommend adding subreddits like r/4chan and especially r/ImGoingToHellForThis which went all in spoiling “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Other subreddits that are Marvel spoiler hungry are r/classic4chan r/squaredcircle and r/greentext.
4chan, unfortunately, doesn’t have tools to avoid spoilers so it is our highest recommendation you avoid that troll hive altogether.
3) Use Browser add ons for safe browsing
If you can remain off social media but can’t stay off of search engines, Google has an excellent Chrome extension that would make Thanos proud called Unspoiler that makes spoilers completely disappear.
In the top-right corner of Chrome, click on the Unspoiler extension’s icon, and enter in the names, keywords, and phrases of the spoilers you’re looking to avoid, then click “Unspoil.”