Facebook introduces a Snooze function to temporarily mute specific friends

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us.

What's fascinating is that a company founded on the idea of keeping in constant contact with friends from your life or from people you wouldn't otherwise hear from has moved on to finding as many ways as possible for users to not hear from those people. I can unfriend them, which would be the easiest way to rid myself of those posts, or I can "snooze" them, a new feature that Facebook is rolling out today. You could likewise kill an especially effusive Facebook companion whose constant updates mess your sustain.

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Facebook today is launching a new feature created to give users more control over what content they see in their News Feed: a "Snooze" button. The company said it will continue to invest in new research and work on developing more features to help users get the most out of social media. You can snooze someone for 30 days at a time, which is an interesting change from Facebook's test, which also let you set someone to snooze for 24 hours or seven days.

You'll still be friends with that person or be a part of that group or Page, but any content they post won't show up in your timeline. You can also choose to end the snooze at any time. In any case, very few individuals appear to know these highlights exist.

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How do you snooze someone on Facebook?

"It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other".

One of our core News Feed values is giving people more control.

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With the Snooze option, it may probably assist users in screening some content that they do not like, so that they can focus on posts that they can interact with.

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