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Naughty Dog Is Using Twitter's Newest Feature to Fight Last of Us 2 Spoilers

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Aug 25, 2020
Earlier this month substantial leaks for The Last of Us Part 2 made their way online. Since then, it’s become sadly easy to come across spoilers for the upcoming game on social media. Some have even taken to responding to every Naughty Dog Tweet and Facebook post with leaks. Now, Naughty Dog is using a brand new Twitter tool to try and at least fight spoilers from appearing on that particular social media service. It’s a new tool Twitter began testing yesterday that makes it so that accounts can choose who is allowed to respond to a given tweet, even preventing anyone from responding at all.
The new Twitter convo tool lets accounts select who can @mention reply to your tweets. The options include either: Everyone, People you follow, or Only people you mention. The latter option makes it so that if a social media account doesn’t mention anyone, nobody can respond. This is still a tool Twitter is testing, and the company has only rolled it out to a certain percentage of users globally, so this is likely not a permanent solution. But given the proliferation of The Last of Us 2 spoilers in such a short amount of time, it is a useful tool to help anyone who doesn’t wish to see spoilers under every new Tweet or update from Naughty Dog. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/05/20/the-last-of-us-part-ii-inside-the-gameplay-video"] While Twitter’s tool may change further along in testing, right now it’s looking like a potential way to prevent spoilers from proliferating online. Or at least directly underneath tweets that fans are most likely going to see. The Last of Us Part 2 is out in a couple of weeks and Naughty Dog has been sharing gameplay and story details online ahead of the launch. Check them out along with IGN’s Last of Us Part 2 preview. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.

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