Facebook’s news feed is a complicated mess and the only way to get rid of spammy or annoying updates from a friend or a page that you follow was to either unfriend/unlike or ‘unfollow’ them. Now, the company is testing a feature to temporarily snooze news feed updates.
The new snooze feature won’t replace the ‘Unfollow’ feature but will just give users option to mute someone’s updates from their news feed for a stipulated period of time — 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days.
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This feature will be useful, especially in cases where you don’t really wish to miss the updates from that friend or page in the long run but just deem those updates unnecessary or spammy and don’t want to see it for some time.
While this isn’t the first time Facebook will be trying a feature, which helps mute notifications from someone, this seems to be better baked.