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Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

17 December 2017, 01:11 | Sam Montgomery

Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

The new feature which is now rolling out will be available by clicking the option button (an arrow) at the top right of the post, and selecting the new Snooze option.

The snooze feature will let you mute a person, page, or group for 30 days.

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.

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. "It turns out, you're not alone", the company said in a statement.

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.

One of our core News Feed values is giving people more control. Just because a person or a page or group sent one or two annoying posts doesn't mean they are totally going to annoy you forever, therefore totally unfollowing/unfriending them in this case is the permanent decision (sorta) that you shouldn't be making...yet.

"With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us", they wrote. The post was entitled, " Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? .

"We want Facebook to be a place for meaningful interactions with your friends and family - enhancing your relationships offline, not detracting from them". But Facebook's elimination of the Ticker tool earlier this week anxious some users that the company was trying to restrict this control.

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