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Facebook's Snooze lets you unfollow someone for 30 days

Facebook's Snooze lets you unfollow someone for 30 days”

Researchers at Facebook David Ginsberg and Moira Burke cited the new "snooze" feature as a way they planned to address previous criticism. With Snooze, you don't have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone's posts for a short period of time.

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.

Then you might want to use Facebook's new snooze feature - which allows you to temporarily unfollow someone. "Snoozing" can be reversed at any time, as well as restarted.

Users can mute people, pages or groups. Once a user snoozes one of these people or groups on the site they won't see anything from that those people or groups for a full 30 days.

"We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it", noted Facebook product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan, in a blog post. In the last few weeks, two of its former executives voiced their concerns about the company's impact on children's brains.

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.

"Social networks are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works". However, Facebook researchers are now thinking about the issue and wondering whether or not the time that users spend on Facebook is right for them.

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 if people interact with their friends on social media, they feel a lot better about themselves.

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



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