Some users of the social media giant have shown distress regarding pages and groups of interest that are too active, therefore can’t help having bombarded newsfeed. On the other hand these users do not wish to unfollow, or leave such pages, groups or even unfriend a too chatty friend.
Facebook is now working on letting users hit the "snooze" button when they need to take a temporary moments off posts by friends, pages or groups without unfriending, unfollowing or leaving them.
A Facebook spokesperson related to TechCrunch late on Thursday "We are testing out new ways to give users better control over their News Feeds so they can stay connected with the stories they find most relevant,"
They can also choose to unfollow the friend or the page or leave the group altogether.
Users who click on the unfollow or "snooze" feature get the option of not seeing posts from the friend, page or group for 24 hours, seven days or even 30 days.
The "snooze" feature is seen as a better way of managing a user's News Feed while taking a break from a chatty person, too busy group or too active page.
The key summary of the “snooze” Feature is given below thus;
- The feature will let users take a temporary break from posts
- Users can choose to not see posts for 24 hours, seven days or 30 days
- Snooze feature is seen as a better way of managing a user's News Feed
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The company has agreed to spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform, according to people familiar with the matter.
The figure, which could fluctuate based on the success of Facebook's' programming, covers potential spending through 2018, as stated in The Wall Street Journal report.