Facebook introduces Snooze, allowing users to mute friends

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By using the snooze button, their updates will not appear on your News Feed for a month. It turns out, you're not alone, ' Facebook said. You can snooze someone for 30 days at a time, which is an interesting change from Facebook's test, which also let you set someone to snooze for 24 hours or seven days.

I have some friends on Facebook whose posts sometimes greatly annoy me.

Facebook is introducing a "Snooze" button - allowing users to mute people, pages and groups they do not want to see in their news feed for 30 days.

To snooze someone, look at one of their posts.

Facebook says you'll be alerted when then Snooze period is about to end and the setting can always be reversed. People, groups or pages who have been snoozed will not be notified about it, and the user will receive a notification when a mute is about to expire, with the option to hit snooze yet again. One of them stated that social media ruins our society.

Facebook is well aware of the studies showing it can have a negative effect on well-being and has been taking steps to make itself better for the mental health of its users. "It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other". We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it.

The announcement comes as a parade of former Facebook employees have spoken out against the company and social media in general, and the impact it might have on the well-being of people.

The new feature which is now rolling out will be available by clicking the option button (an arrow) at the top right of the post, and selecting the new Snooze option.

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