Facebook is updating its algorithms to allow users to remove posts with spoilers about movies and TV series from the newsfeed, here's how it works
TV series fans? One of your worst nightmares surely are online spoilers. That is, that someone who has already seen the series or the film reveals us the plot or, even worse, the ending of the episodes that we have not yet seen. And, for some time now, social networks have become a fertile ground for this type of "inconvenience".
To avoid this phenomenon, Facebook is testing a new feature that will prevent digital snoopers from revealing the ending of our TV series. As noted by some users, in fact, Mark Zuckerberg's social network has introduced (experimentally, at the moment) a filter that allows you to hide some content. In this way we can choose what to view and avoid that some friend "nice guy" spoil the vision of the film or TV series.
How does the Facebook filter against spoilers
How does Facebook prevent someone from telling us how our favorite TV show ended? Simple, thanks to a new feature, Mark Zuckerberg's social network allows us to hide posts that contain certain keywords. For example, if we are fans of the famous TV series Game of Thrones, we can enter in a special search filter that will be located in the upper right corner of the Facebook newsfeed, some keywords such as Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones last episode and so on, and automatically the social media will remove from our wall all posts that contain these words.
The block set in the filter is temporary. This means that once we enter the keywords related to our favorite TV show we will not see posts related to that topic for 30 days. The new feature to silence annoying friends who want to take away the taste of surprise and twists with movies and TV series is part of the series of search filters designed by Facebook to allow users to customize their wall to the maximum.
Among these search filters we also find the function View first, useful when we are looking for posts and news related to one or more topics, and also the function Disable that completely eliminates posts related to certain keywords, a useful solution against invasive advertising or accounts that tag us on every news or post.