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This article was published on September 23, 2013

Avoid the ‘Breaking Bad’ series finale spoilers on Twitter thanks to this Netflix app

Avoid the ‘Breaking Bad’ series finale spoilers on Twitter thanks to this Netflix app
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Are you a fan of Walter White and Breaking Bad? Did you happen to miss last Sunday’s episode where Heisenberg…wait, spoiler alert!

Okay, don’t you just hate when that happens? Social media certainly has helped ruin the viewing experience for millions of people, especially with the series finale of Breaking Bad coming up next week. To that end, Netflix has rolled out its Spoiler Foiler application, designed to black-out any “danger words” you might encounter on Twitter.

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With the app, when you see someone tweeting about Breaking Bad, it’ll show that it’s a spoiler and you can safely avoid it. But if you want to see what it says, click on the link after it and everything will be revealed.

After authenticating your account on Twitter, it will display your feed on its site. When you scroll through it, you will see those tweets referencing the show blacked out. Of course, if you go to Twitter.com or a third-party client, those services will not censor tweets, so beware.

Spoiler Foiler’s launch obviously coincides with the series finale of Breaking Bad and is mostly intended for those in viewers in the UK — it was revealed that Netflix will stream the finale immediately after its airing, but only in the UK. Unfortunately, those in the US won’t be able to take advantage of this.

Netflix’s Spoiler Foiler

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