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Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Facebook wants to stop movie spoilers

Facebook wants to stop movie spoilers

Facebook has just announced that it has begun testing a new feature that will allow users to avoid having spoilers displayed in their News Feed. You can choose to mute "Mr Stark", and any posts including that keyword will be muted. Like the "snooze" name suggests, however, it's not permanent - the stories containing the keyword are blocked for 30 days, then will be let back into your News Feed again (unless you re-Snooze them).

Snooze is good for more than hiding spoilers: It can also be used to block triggering or offensive words, but users will still need to enable it every 30 days.

To snooze a keyword, users first have to find a post that that includes it. But once the company gathers more feedback, it plans to roll out Keyword Snooze more broadly across the United States later this year, likely in the fall. Also, we hear that a "recurring snooze list" is on the way as well.

"We hope that with additional options to help tailor your News Feed experience, you'll be able to spend more time focusing on the things that matter", the post added.

Muraleedharan says that the option is only for 30 days, but as Facebook tests out the feature, it could likely expand soon.

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the News Feed experience, social media behemoth Facebook is now in the process of testing a new feature that will allow users to disable posts based on the words they contain.

Facebook has eased its ban on cryptocurrency ads for pre-approved brands.

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