So, how can you avoid spoilers during the Olympic Games? Simple. Here are a few tips and tricks.
Limit your timeline on Twitter
... or at least, try to. While this may be easy for some, it may be a challenge for others.
Twitter is a huge source for spoilers, and not just for sporting events. However, the social media platform has some cool features on how you can avoid the risk of spoilers.
Using the platform's muting feature allows you to mute or hide certain phrases or hashtags from your timeline. Try using the following phrases as a head start to avoid the risk:
- Tokyo Olympics
To access the feature, it's simple: Go to more > Settings and Privacy > Privacy and Safety tab > then click Mute and Block.
Limit those Facebook accounts, too
Yes, you also have to finesse your settings on here, as well.
Good news: In terms of Facebook, you can target those specific accounts that may be the source of spoiling the games for you.
To limit on Facebook, click on the three dots on a post and you'll come across the option to snooze that account for 30 days. (Side note: You can also use this feature for any official pages you follow or even for someone you're friends with that you know is always posting about the Olympics.)
Modifying your push notifications
OK, so with this trick it may be a tad bit difficult.
Depending on the news organization, some apps have specific categories in which you can get certain alerts to your phone.