Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Exhausted of your Facebook friends' constant updates? Send them for a snooze

Facebook adds Snooze button to mute annoying friends and Pages Credit Facebook
Javier Burns | 17 December, 2017, 01:11

The people, pages and groups you hit the snooze button on won't know, and Facebook will notify you when you snooze is about to expire.

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.

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.

The snooze button can accessed from the drop-down menu on any post that pushes you over the edge.

The feature, Snooze, allows you to unfollow a person, page, or group for 30 days.

You can now pre-oder apps from the Apple store
Apple finally acquired everyone's favorite music app Shazam on Monday, after reports of a deal negotiation surfaced last Friday . The app, which analyses audio clips to identify songs, TV shows, films or adverts in seconds, was last valued at £750m in 2015.

While Snooze isn't entirely different from the ability to straight up unfollow people, it is nice to have an option to remove certain posts from your News Feed for a limited amount of time. And, just as with the Unfollow option, you can turn it off at any time.

One of our core News Feed values is giving people more control.

Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us.

For now, our Facebook here has not been updated with the new feature, but we should expect to see it here very soon, as Facebook has simply said it is rolling the feature out globally today. But Facebook's elimination of the Ticker tool earlier this week anxious some users that the company was trying to restrict this control.

"We don't have all the answers, but given the prominent role social media now plays in many people's lives, we want to help elevate the conversation", they wrote.

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