It's easier than ever to take a break from annoying Facebook friends

Dora Pope
December 17, 2017

While there are already ways to hide those people from your timeline without unfriending them, Facebook is now rolling out a new feature that lets you temporarily unfollow any of your buddies for 30 days.

Do you wish your aunt would stop posting about her new cat? Or if a retail shop has a special sale for the month (which has some seriously good deals), but because you know you are super broke for that month or because you simply have bond notes only, you'd rather snooze the page than get depressed looking at those deals. With features like Unfollow, Hide, Report and See First, we've consistently worked toward helping people tailor their News Feed experience, so the time they spend on Facebook is time well spent. If you find yourself snoozing a page, friend, or a group often, it's probably best to just unfriendly or unlike at that point, right? Just before the quiet period is set to expire, Facebook will send an alert so you can be prepared or renew the Snooze for an additional length of time.

No one knows you've done it, and after the Snooze period is over everything goes back to normal, so you don't have to keep in mind to fix it. "We also worry about spending too much time on our phones when we should be paying attention to our families". " It came after sharp criticism of Facebook by former top executives". We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it. "This is important as we know that a person's health and happiness relies heavily on the strength of their relationships", the pair wrote in the post.

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The company has now extended the region of availability of its Amazon Echo and Amazon Music Play to 28 more countries. In comparison, Spotify now has 140 million monthly users, 50 million of which are paying for a monthly subscription.

The change comes as Facebook also questions social media's affect on people's lives.

Ginsberg and Burke admitted to not having all the answers but committed to continuing to work on it in the years ahead.

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