Facebook Wants To Help You Temporarily Block Annoying Posts

China softens attitude toward social media

Everybody has that Facebook friend that they really do like, but can be kinda annoying on the social media platform.  Funny that I've been thinking about this recently.  I don't want to de-friend these people but I'm tired of their political rants, or their really-not-good CONSTANT attempts at humor.  So what should I do? Facebook may just have come up with the answer to that problem.

The site is reportedly testing what they’re calling a “Snooze” feature, which will give users the option to unfollow individuals, pages and groups on a temporary basis, from say 24 hours, to a week or even a month.

The option, which is only being tested on a small group of users, likely fills a similar function as the “see fewer posts like this" option, although it appears to allow you to be more specific on what you want to see fewer posts of. Once activated everywhere, all folks have to do is click on the arrow next to that  person’s post and choose Snooze, and then pick the time frame for which you want them blocked.

So far there’s no word on when the function may become available to a wider audience, but folks seem to be happy about the possibility.

If you're one of the test subjects, let us know what you think!  


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