If you choose to have Wiretap comments on during an episode or movie—and that’s something you can decide each time you watch Netflix—you should know how to get the most from them.
Toggling Comments On and Off
First things first. When you add Wiretap to Chrome, you can share comments during or after Netflix shows and movies with friends and fans, anywhere. However, you don’t have to have comments on during every show or movie.
We get that you may want to save everyone’s take—including your own—until you finish watching. That’s why it’s easy to toggle comments on (so that they stream to the right of what you’re watching), and to toggle them off (so that they don’t).
But the bonus is that when you have comments streaming, you can interact both with your comments and ones from other users.
Interacting with Your Comments
In the stream, you can edit or delete your own comments.
At the bottom right of your comment, click the pencil and you’ll go into edit mode to fix things up. Hit return when you’re done.
If you want to delete a comment that you’ve made, click the pencil and then click the garbage can. Presto – the comment is no more.
When you have a minute or two, please check out another blog post we created about all the good things you can do with your comments.
Interacting with Other Users’ Comments
You can do five things with any comment that isn’t your own:
- Mark it as a spoiler.
- Mark it as offensive.
- See a wiretapper’s mini-profile.
Please upvote or give a thumbs-up to comments that you think are good and should stay bubbled up in the stream. That way others see them too.
And a caveat – all the following screenshots (with the handy fuchsia outlines) are for explanation only.
Downvote or give a thumbs-down to comments that you feel really aren’t up to snuff.
Marking a Comment as a Spoiler or Offensive
You also can mark a comment as a spoiler because it gives away the plot. Or mark a comment as offensive because, well, it is.
You’ll want to click the exclamation point at the bottom right of a comment to mark it as a spoiler or offensive.
Seeing a Wiretapper’s Mini-Profile
You can learn more about who made a comment. Roll over the user’s icon or name and you’ll see his or her mini-profile. Want to make sure you always see comments from this user? Click the Follow button. You’ll then see a purple check mark beside the user’s icon.
Now you know all the things you can do with the comment stream besides reading, which is yet another thing – the main thing! – you can do. And if this post just introduced you to Wiretap, hello and welcome. Add Wiretap to Chrome and share comments with friends and fans, anywhere. That’s right, we’re a free Chrome extension for Netflix. Happy wiretapping.