The ninth Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker , will be released next Wednesday. With these tips you prevent accidentally getting a spoiler online.

The Rise of Skywalker concludes the Skywalker saga. The series has been running since 1977, when Star Wars: A New Hope was released. This years of construction may make it even more annoying to read possible spoilers prior to the film.

In addition, not everyone can go to the movies on the first day. To ensure that as little as possible is told about the fate of the Skywalkers, you can take measures yourself on social media and in your browser.

Twitter: filter Star Wars from your timeline

You can hide words and hashtags on Twitter. For example, you will no longer see messages containing the word 'Skywalker', 'Jedi' or 'Jar Jar Binks'. In this way you filter out most messages where possible spoilers can appear.

The words must be added to the filter list separately from each other. It is possible to select a certain amount of time, so that everything about Star Wars returns to the timeline once you have seen the film.

This is how it works via the Twitter app

  • Go to 'Settings and privacy' via your profile
  • Choose 'Privacy and security'
  • Tap "Ignored"
  • Go to "Ignored words"
  • Add all words and accounts that you do not want to appear in the timeline

Facebook: snooze accounts and pages

Avoiding Star Wars spoilers is a bit more difficult on Facebook. There is no option to filter messages that contain specific words, so you need to be more rigorous in this case.

This way you can check which accounts and pages you follow may publish spoilers. Go to any message from the relevant account and tap the three dots in the app. You can then choose to snooze a page or person over the next 30 days so that the messages no longer appear in the timeline. With this you filter all messages from an account, not just the posts about Star Wars.

Instagram: with the broom by whom and what you follow

Instagram also has no option to filter words. You can, however, ignore certain hashtags and accounts with the possibility that they can share spoilers.

To exclude an account, go to the relevant profile and tap the three balls at the top right. Then choose 'Restrict'.

If you follow certain hashtags that have something to do with Star Wars, then it is better to switch them off until you see the film. Messages with that hashtag no longer appear in the app overview. This is possible by searching for the hashtag. Then choose the word 'Next' and select 'Stop following'. You must add the hashtags yourself if you want to see the messages again.

You can filter specific words and hashtags that others place under your photos or videos.

This is how you set up filters for responses

  • Go to your own profile and tap the three horizontal lines at the top right
  • Tap 'Settings' and go to 'Privacy'
  • Select 'Comments' and check 'Manual filter'
  • Enter the spoiler sensitive words

Browser: extensions keep spoilers out

Social media often do not offer very advanced options for filtering words. In the browser you often have more options, thanks to extensions that you can install. This not only blocks spoiler terms on social media, but on every site that you visit.

With Unspoiler for Google Chrome you enter words that you no longer want to encounter. If a text appears with the relevant terms, the line will be blocked with a red square. You can then choose to view the possible spoiler anyway. Pictures are not removed with Unspoiler.

Spoiler Protection 2.0 also shields parts of the page with colored blocks. Images and videos can also be deleted. It works on Firefox, Chrome and on iOS and Android.

Remove Recommendations YouTube VK Facebook (Chrome) and Remove YouTube Suggestions (Firefox) both do the same. The extensions recommend that videos on YouTube are blocked so that you don't see spoilers based on your viewing behavior.