Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts

Mark Zuckerberg

Rather than unfriend or unfollow them (which can get tricky with people you actually know), Facebook has come up with a new solution: Snoozing.

'The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified.

You might not have access to the Snooze function immediately; Facebook is rolling it out this week.

What can this option do?

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In their blog post, Facebook cites research that suggests "offline and online contact, including seeing an ex-partner's activities, can make emotional recovery more hard".

You can also use the feature to mute specific groups.

Researchers at Facebook David Ginsberg and Moira Burke cited the new "snooze" feature as a way they planned to address previous criticism.

Facebook Inc. launched a Snooze feature today that lets users hide annoying friends and pages from their news feed for 30 days.

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And if you are tempted to click it, you won't see content from those people, pages or groups in your News Feed for that time period. "You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time".

The new feature is a temporary alternative to the "unfollow" option, which prevents users seeing posts from individuals until otherwise stated. Snooze offers a temporary solution instead of a more permanent one. In the last few weeks, two of its former executives voiced their concerns about the company's impact on children's brains. Well, the social media giant is offering an easy way to keep them out of sight and out of mind.

"The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works".

But Facebook stated that it had become a socially conscious social network in recent years.

Facebook responded with a vague statement the time, saying that it is "we are working hard to improve".

In some studies, researchers indicated that social media might cause an increased feeling of loneliness and depression. "It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other".

Sometimes there are people on your Facebook feed you just don't want to see for a while.

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