Facebook's 'snooze' button mutes a friend for 30 days

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If you don't select that option, the post would just show up in News Feed.

When you set someone to snooze, you won't see their posts appear in your News Feed and you also won't get notifications about their activity - a feature that's particularly handy when it comes to groups.

Of course, life would be easier if we all felt more comfortable just unfriending people we got exhausted of on Facebook, but one step at a time.

The flip side of Facebook's toolset for deep personalization, including now Snooze, are these ongoing concerns that Facebook's social network can become overly comfortable for people.

For example, if you've had enough of someone's political rants or baby photos, you can temporarily opt to see less of them in your News Feed.

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Facebook has actually been testing the snooze option for a few months, though the company seems to have made some tweaks to the feature since it was first debuted.

On Friday the site announced a new function, called Snooze, which allows users to mute people from their timelines for 30 days without having to unfollow or delete them altogether.

Did you unfollow a bunch of people on Facebook during the 2016 election and forget to follow them back after the dust had settled? Just before the quiet period is set to expire, Facebook will send an alert so you can be prepared or renew the Snooze for an additional length of time. " It came after sharp criticism of Facebook by former top executives". It allows people to ensconce themselves in a world where everyone thinks like them, enjoys the same things, and posts similar news and other things. They can also choose to turn Snooze off at any time.

The Snooze button is rolling out today, across Facebook.

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