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Facebook's Snooze lets you unfollow someone for 30 days

17 December, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Jan Cross
  • Mark Zuckerberg

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.

Snooze allows you to put a delay on the notifications you receive from friends, pages, or groups. Who would you like to test the new button on?

In a post on the Facebook Newsroom blog the company wrote: "We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it".

Snooze joins a series of other content controls for News Feed - Unfollow, Hide, Report and See First - to customize users' experience, Facebook noted.

You'll still be friends with that person or be a part of that group or Page, but any content they post won't show up in your timeline. "You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end, and the setting can also be reversed at any time".

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The social network on Friday launched Snooze, a new feature that lets you hide people, groups or brands for a period of up to 30 days. "We also worry about spending too much time on our phones when we should be paying attention to our families".

Facebook's announcement comes during a week a former executive expressed guilt for helping to create tools that, in his view, were ripping society apart.

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. After all, that's what Facebook has always been about.

Ginsberg and Burke admitted to not having all the answers but committed to continuing to work on it in the years ahead.

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