We’ve all had those friends who share a bit too much on Facebook. Whether it’s someone who can’t stop sharing photos of their new puppy or someone who makes everything about politics, don’t you wish you could just turn their posts off?
We’ve shared some tips about improving the type of content that shows up in your News Feed. But now Facebook is testing a “Snooze” button that will let you unfollow a friend, page or group for up to 30 days.
Facebook has confirmed that its currently testing this feature in the U.S. in hopes to “give people control over their News Feeds so they can stay connected with the stories they find most relevant.”
If you’re not seeing this feature in your personal Facebook account, don’t worry. Not all users have the ability to Snooze just yet since Facebook is still rolling it out.
It’s not uncommon for Facebook to do this while in the early testing phases. Engineers are allowed to test new features with groups between 10,000 to 50,000 users. The actual scale of the test has not been disclosed, nor have any details as to when this feature will have completed the testing phase.
For now, it’s just exciting to know that more options are coming that will help you waste less time scrolling through bad posts in your feed.
How to “Snooze” on Facebook
To Snooze someone, all you have to do is click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of a recent post they’ve made. A drop-down list will appear, and you’ll see “Unfollow or Snooze [name]”.
When you click “Unfollow or Snooze,” another drop down menu will appear that lists the options: 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days and Unfollow.
Facebook users will benefit by gaining more control over the content they see, and page owners/groups will benefit by not having people unfollow them permanently.
Now that we’ve shown you how to reduce the number of annoying posts you find on Facebook, here are some extra tips that will make things better. Click here and learn how to tell Facebook your preferences, hide yourself from Facebook Chat and more.
Before you go:
While you’re checking out your Facebook account, now is a good time to check your security settings. Click here for five ways to lock down your Facebook account for maximum security.