The new feature is a temporary alternative to the "unfollow" option, which prevents users seeing posts from individuals until otherwise stated.
"We've heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it", Facebook said in a statement released today.
Facebook will also give you a notification when this 30 days is about to run out, in case you want to snooze them again.
Users can select Snooze in the top-right drop-down menu of a post.
Viewed from the other side of the table, the groups will likely appreciate it as Snooze could mean more people will stick around in controversial times rather than outright leaving.
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Facebook's move is based on a bunch of internal and external research on how social media affects moods. "You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time".
One of our core News Feed values is giving people more control. Facebook's algorithms are sophisticated, but they haven't overtaken us yet. "Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?" The post was entitled, " Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? .
Do you think Facebook is damaging social interaction? But Facebook's elimination of the Ticker tool earlier this week anxious some users that the company was trying to restrict this control. Otherwise the most applicable scenerio for the function would be when you know that a particular friend/page/group usually spams your feed with a certain message in a particular season, the snoozing them would be ideal...
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