Facebook now lets you mute annoying friends or groups for 30 days

Snooze allows you to hide the posts from a facebook friend, page or group for 30 days at a time.

Facebook is slowly rolling out the Snooze feature and it may take a few days for people to see it in their news feeds.

You probably won't have noticed it yet but you can now find the button in the top-right drop-down menu of every post.

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.

Facebook's move is based on a bunch of internal and external research on how social media affects moods.

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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. Facebook writes, "We've made several changes to News Feed to provide more opportunities for meaningful interactions and reduce passive consumption of low-quality content - even if it decreases some of our engagement metrics in the short term".

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

"With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us", they wrote.

They said they are "critical questions for Silicon Valley". "We also worry about spending too much time on our phones when we should be paying attention to our families".

While Facebook still relentlessly uses its algorithms to show posts in your News Feed, there's at least a decent amount of customization users can do here. 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.


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