Facebook adds Snooze button to tune out postings

Facebook adds Snooze button to tune out postings

If you're familiar with the current Unfollow / Hide tool that let you permanently remove a user or page's updates from your feed without unfriending them, you'll find that this new Snooze feature is somewhat similar.

The snooze button can accessed from the drop-down menu on any post that pushes you over the edge. Snooze allows you to hide the posts from a facebook friend, page or group for 30 days at a time.

With Snooze, you can clear your News Feed of friends you still like, but who now won't stop posting about their recent exotic vacation, wedding, or new cat.

For example, if you've had enough of someone's political rants or baby photos, you can temporarily opt to see less of them in your News Feed.

Facebook's move is based on a bunch of internal and external research on how social media affects moods. "It turns out, you're not alone", the company said in a statement.

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Facebook is calling this new feature "Snooze", and it's one we've heard about before.

In case you change your mind about seeing their posts again, Facebook will notify you when the Snooze period is coming to an end.

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. Facebook's algorithms are sophisticated, but they haven't overtaken us yet. However, in essence all these functions are aimed at giving you control over what you see on your Facebook Newsfeed.

"We want Facebook to be a place for meaningful interactions with your friends and family - enhancing your relationships offline, not detracting from them".

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