We’ve all been in a position where we want to just scan our favorite social media platforms, but we are instead met with pages crawling with spoilers about the latest hot episode of our favorite TV show which we haven’t been able to watch yet.
Nobody wants to end up getting important details on how the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Outlander went, through Facebook.
There is good news though. The social media platform is trying to help us stay in the dark with a bit more ease. As of Wednesday, 27th June 2018, Facebook is testing a new feature called Keyword Snooze and it is almost a dream come true for people who are trying to watch their new episodes without spoilers.
Keyword Snooze technically works on any word or phrase you want to keep from popping up on your news feed on Facebook. Once a user turns on the new feature, it will automatically snooze posts from pages, individuals and groups that use that word or phrase in their posts. New items with chosen keywords will be blocked for you for a period of 30 days and only let them back if you make sure to re-snooze them.
This feature is being added to a new suite of controls which also includes options such as unfollow, see first and hide. If you want to take Keyword Snooze for a test run, you’ll first need to find a post that includes the keyword you want to snooze, then you’ll be able to click on a drop down arrow which will show you a “snooze keywords in this post” option. Once you click on that, you’ll be shown a list of words and phrases in the post that you can choose to snooze, thereby blocking future stories about those things for 30 days. It is important to note that ads using those keywords will not be blocked.
As mentioned earlier, this feature will work for anything you want blocked from your timeline for 30 days or maybe more. Maybe you do not want to see cat videos or indecent posts, this feature is honestly brilliant for everyone who needs to filter their Facebook news feed. According to Entertainment Weekly, Keyword Snooze will slowly be rolled out to a couple of million users by next week, and if it proves popular it will then be rolled out to a wider user base.
Do you think this will be helpful to us while we journey to forever avoid spoilers? Comment any results you’d like to share!