Haven't Seen Game of Thrones or Endgame? There's a Simple Way to Avoid Spoilers

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO / Helen Sloan, HBO

It's a dangerous time to be online if you're a procrastinating pop culture consumer. In just the past few days alone, Avengers: Endgame opened with record-breaking box office numbers, and Game of Thrones premiered "The Long Night"—one of the series' most highly anticipated episodes—which means that the internet is currently a minefield of spoilers for both franchises. To avoid learning which of your favorite characters lived or died, installing a spoiler-blocking plugin is the best thing next to logging off completely.

Unspoiler is a browser extension for Chrome. Instead of having to stay alert for sensitive keywords, Unspoiler does the work for you: Just input the words you don't want to see, and if the plugin detects them, it will block the associated content from appearing on your screen. Unspoiler doesn't work 100 percent of the time, but it is good for blocking potential spoilers in headlines, images, and search results while letting you see the safe parts of a webpage uncensored.

If you're more concerned with stumbling upon a spoiler in a video than in text, there's an extension for that as well. With Video Blocker, a plugin for Chrome and Firefox, you can censor YouTube videos that include certain keywords in the title or block videos from specific channels. The plugin also blocks video comments that contain words you don't want to see.

Of course, besides locking yourself in a room and powering down your devices, there's nothing you can do to guarantee total safety from spoilers. There's an even an app that allows people to anonymously text Game of Thrones spoilers to their enemies.

[h/t The Verge]