Facebook says the new feature is designed to allow people to turn off updates from friends for 30 days at a time - and says it is in response from user complaints.

Facebook introduces snooze button to mute friends

If you’re sick of seeing pictures of your friend’s new baby or kitten, but don’t want to unfriend them, Facebook may have a solution.

The site has introduced a new ‘snooze button’ letting you temporarily unfollow a person, page or group for thirty days.

Crucially, the people you snooze never know about it.

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Facebook says the new feature is designed to allow people to turn off updates from friends for 30 days at a time - and says it is in response from user complaint

Facebook says the new feature is designed to allow people to turn off updates from friends for 30 days at a time – and says it is in response from user complaint

HOW IT WORKS

To snooze someone, look at one of their posts.

By selecting Snooze in the top-right drop-down menu of a post, you won’t see content from those people, Pages or groups in your News Feed for that time period.

‘Seeing too many photos of your uncle’s new cat? Is your friend tempting you with endless photos of ramen on her Japan trip? It turns out, you’re not alone,’ Facebook said.

‘With Snooze, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone’s posts for a short period of time,’ said Shruthi Muraleedharan, a Facebook Product Manager.

‘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.

By selecting Snooze in the top-right drop-down menu of a post, you won¿t see content from those people, Pages or groups in your News Feed for that time period.

By selecting Snooze in the top-right drop-down menu of a post, you won’t see content from those people, Pages or groups in your News Feed for that time period.

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.

‘With features like Unfollow, Hide, Report and See First, we’ve consistently worked toward helping people tailor their News Feed experience, so the time they spend on Facebook is time well spent,’ the firm claims.

‘As News Feed evolves, we’ll continue to provide easy-to-use tools to give you the most personalized experience possible every time you visit Facebook.’

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