Ok. Ok. There is no doubt that at some point you have experienced the total frustration of Facebook groups, maybe people posting photos of AMAZING vacations while you have NONE in sight. STOP The Annoying Photos Your Friends Post For A While…Have you ever wanted to just place a pause on some of the people you follow, or some groups, and not actually unfollow them? Perhaps just a small break until the weekend, when instead of being buried under a pile of work, you too can enjoy the good life!
Then, when you are also enjoying the best of what life has to offer you can un-snooze them, as simple as that.
Well, soon you will be able to, Facebook is working on implementing a Snooze Button that gives you the option of freezing Pages or Groups for a day, a week, or a month. Sometimes you just want to stop seeing what they are posting, especially if it’s fabulous and you are stuck in an office… Who hasn’t been there???
This feature is being tested out at this point, and it will allow users to better control what they WANT to see. When it comes to this feature and it is available all you need to do is:
- Go to someone’s post…
- Click on the 3 … this is a drop-down arrow, you will see the Unfollow or Snooze option.
This way you can decrease the noise of groups temporarily…without having to block them or unfollow them; which on its own can be a problem due to a number of Apps that tell you when you have been unfollowed. Then you get that Whatsapp message, “why did you unfollow me?” Avoid this awkward conversation with friends.
Advantages of the new feature? it diminishes the amount of people who unfollow your page, keeping follower numbers up and it will give you the ability to mute the noise that social media can sometimes create. As of yet, we do not have an ETA as of when this feature will be taken out of the beta testing, but it does look promising.
Facebook is always implementing the features they offer and it is always changing with the times. They have algorithms in place that show you less or more of a person’s feed based on a number of likes you give them over time. Facebook is giving us back some control when it comes to what we see and when. This is still in the testing phase, but hopefully will be a reality soon!
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