With the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there has been no shortage of media attention given to the film circling the Internet. From articles about the trailer, its official rating, to mobile games and all kinds of gadgets, it's hard to stop being subjected to Star Wars news.
While this isn't necessarily a bad thing for fans, it's only inevitable that we might stumble upon some spoilers. Of course, we don't want to go into the film knowing any major plot twists to ruin the experience for us, and it's only a matter of time before publications start posting their reviews about the highly-anticipated movie as we get closer to its release date. Also, let's not forget our Facebook and Twitter friends who are notorious for letting too many details slip in their posts.
Luckily, there is a way to remove such spoilers — and all related content — from popping up on sites that you frequently visit.
Unspoiler checks all Web pages you load, filtering the mentions of a specific topic you enter in, and replaces headlines with a red spoiler warning label to block the content.
Once the Google Chrome extension is installed, the user will see the Unspoiler icon on the toolbar located to the right of the address bar. Simply type a name of a movie, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or a show like Game of Thrones for which you want to remove spoilers. Users can also directly enter "unspoil" and the title of what you want to block directly into the address bar.
Once you enter the keywords in, each time you enter a site, red banners will replace the headlines for articles that may feature spoilers. Users also have the option of clicking on "show spoiler" to read the content.
The extension also blocks related posts and comments from Facebook and other social media sites to prevent your friend your from revealing the next person to die in The Walking Dead before you get caught up.
Users can then remove the blocks by clicking on the plug-in button or by going into the unspoiler options.
Not only is Unspoiler great from blocking movie- and TV series-related content, but it can also block pretty much anything else you want to remove from seeing pop up on the Web. For example, those who have had enough of Donald Trump can enter in his name to prevent being exposed to headlines featuring the presidential candidate.
Unspoiler is only available as an extension for the desktop version of Chrome and not for mobile. It's available to download for free.