Facebook now lets you mute annoying friends or groups for 30 days

Lynne Hanson
December 17, 2017

Users can select Snooze in the top-right drop-down menu of a post. You have a connection with hundreds of people on Facebook but honestly can't stand to associate with majority.

They present both positive and negative research on social media and write about what Facebook is doing to combat the negatives and prioritize the positives.

The feature, Snooze, allows you to unfollow a person, page, or group for 30 days.

Snooze allows you to put a delay on the notifications you receive from friends, pages, or groups. Just before the quiet period is set to expire, Facebook will send an alert so you can be prepared or renew the Snooze for an additional length of time. And, just as with the Unfollow option, you can turn it off at any time. It grants users yet another element of control over their own Facebook experience, and keeps the News Feed - to some extent, at least - in the hands of its readers.

Facebook is slowly rolling out the Snooze feature and it may take a few days for people to see it in their news feeds.

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While the hide and/or report post options are focused on performing an action over a specific post, the new snooze option is focused on performing an action on the source of the posts, be it on a friend, page or group.

"With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us", they wrote.

The co-authors said they are "working to make Facebook more about social interaction and less about spending time". 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...

Controls for your News Feed aren't new.

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