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Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

The people, pages, and groups you snooze won't be notified.

Of course, you can re-follow or re-friend someone on Facebook, but the problem here s that you will easily forget to ever do this once you've done it once.

Facebook is introducing a "Snooze" button - allowing users to mute people, pages and groups they do not want to see in their news feed for 30 days.

The new 30-day time out can be applied to friends who may be too much to take at any given moment.

Facebook has rolled out two new tools which allow users to tailor who and what they see in their news feeds.


Facebook Introduces Snooze Button For Those Annoying Friends

Facebook tested out this temporary unfollow option earlier in the year, but today it should be available to all users.

Facebook's move is based on a bunch of internal and external research on how social media affects moods. One of the former executives, Chamath Palihapitiya, even said social media is ruining society. Facebook has been blamed for misinformation and discord spread on its platforms by Russian trolls as they sought to meddle in last year's U.S. election. As the social network continues to fight fake news and spam, it has rolled out changes to the news feed meant to "provide more opportunities for meaningful interactions and reduce passive consumption of low-quality content", the company said. The company also updated its suicide-prevention tools last month.

While Facebook's blog post focused on muting individuals, it's notable that the feature is being extended to pages and groups as well.

Facebook has apparently remedied this exact problem. On the flip side, more personal interaction on the social network - like posting comments and sending messages - can have positive effects, according to a Carnegie Mellon study.

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