Facebook's 'snooze' button mutes a friend for 30 days

Above Snooze
Above Snooze

17 December, 2017

The new snooze feature also works with Pages and Groups, so if you're sick of a particular publication's posts about a sporting event you have no interest in, you can cut off contact for a month. If you want to temporarily halt those notifications, you can choose to use the snooze feature and now just the Unfollow / Hide tool that's currently available.

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The Snooze period lasts 30 days, which isn't exactly ideal for my wedding scenario, but it is good for when your ex first gets into that new relationship, or your friend has a baby and can't stop posting 50 pictures a day, or your friend gets a puppy and can't stop posting 100 pictures a day. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified.

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. Facebook says the move is the latest in a series of changes to the newsfeed as the firm tries to give users more control over it.

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Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us. "Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?"

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

Also, there is a feature called Take a Break from a past relationship in which people can control what they see their ex wrote on Facebook, what their ex can see and who can see their past posts. In the options drop-down menu you see appear on each post in your News Feed, you should see a new option for Snooze.

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