Facebook launches new snooze feature

17 December, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • Facebook launches new snooze feature

Do you wish your aunt would stop posting about her new cat? This new nifty tool allows you to mute a friend (or friends), page, or a group for 30 days so you can temporarily mute their updates from your News Feed. Posts from these snoozed subjects will show up once again after those 30 days have passed, but if you decide you want to keep the silence coming, you can just snooze one of their posts after 30 days like you did before.

"We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it", noted Facebook product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan, in a blog post.

Viewed from the other side of the table, the groups will likely appreciate it as Snooze could mean more people will stick around in controversial times rather than outright leaving. "It turns out, you're not alone", the company said in a statement. Facebook writes, "We've made several changes to News Feed to provide more opportunities for meaningful interactions and reduce passive consumption of low-quality content - even if it decreases some of our engagement metrics in the short term".

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The new snooze feature will add to Facebook's already existing features to unfriend and unfollow someone, but has an important distinction that Facebook users should love. The post was entitled, " Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? . Otherwise the most applicable scenerio for the function would be when you know that a particular friend/page/group usually spams your feed with a certain message in a particular season, the snoozing them would be ideal...

Also, there is a feature called Take a Break from a past relationship in which people can control what they see their ex wrote on Facebook, what their ex can see and who can see their past posts.

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