Finally Added – Our Favorite New Facebook Feature

Facebook is continuously improving their user experience, and this finally-added feature will be, we think, very popular.

By nowproducerdave on December 18, 2017
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It’s called “Snooze,” and it’s our new favorite. The idea behind the tool is to “snooze” updates from pages or people for a period of 30 days. This lets you “silence” updates you may want to skip due to spoilers, an annoying political stance, or if you just need a break from someone’s drama, but allow you to remain friends with that person, or stay a fan of a page.

Facebook product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan says “We’ve heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it. With Snooze, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone’s posts for a short period of time. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time.”

How does it work? When you see a post, person, or page you want to snooze, hit the little drop-down menu in the top-right of the post, and select it from in that menu. After 30 days, that person’s or page’s posts will start showing up again. You’re also given the option to snooze them again, if you think another month of silence is necessary.

Look, we all have different opinions on politics, how to handle relationship drama, or a friend who just won’t stop posting those bitmoji comics or movie spoilers, and this is an awesome feature that we think will become pretty popular very quickly. We’re not sure if it’s rolling out to everyone at once or to select users in batches, so check it out and see if you’ve got it available.


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