Facebook introduces 'snooze' setting on social media site

Posted December 16, 2017

Despite the timing of the announcement, Facebook has been researching well-being and trying to improve the news feed for a long time, a source familiar with the company's thinking said. So, yes, you need it to mute some of your annoying "friends" on Facebook.

Facebook already allows you to unfollow someone while staying friends, if their posts are starting to clog up your feed.

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One of the many factors that drove me away from Facebook more than five years ago was the fact that I had somehow amassed over 600 "friends" since joining in 2005. This new nifty tool allows you to mute a friend (or friends), page, or a group for 30 days so you can temporarily mute their updates from your News Feed.

"We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it", Shruthi Muraleedharan, Facebook's product manager, wrote in a post. "You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time".

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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.

Even better, the people that you are snoozing won't be notified.

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But the mute button is not a new feature. One of them stated that social media ruins our society. Whether they're re-sharing countless videos or refuse to keep quiet during an election season, Facebook's got your back with a new snooze option. "When looking at the post, simply select the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of a post, this is the little menu that appears after selecting the ".