Facebook has a new function and we have no idea how we lived without it

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Finally, you won't need to watch your friends in Europe all day everyday.

You know when you’re scrolling through your newsfeed and you auntie just posted her fifth status for the day complaining about the television having too many commercials? Or your friend from kindergarten that you haven’t spoken to in seven years who constantly posts negative status?

It’s too rude to unfollow or delete them because god forbid you bump into them and they find out but it is tortuous when you have to see it on a daily basis.

Facebook has just invented a a new button. It’s called ‘snooze’ and it’s about to change your social media life.

It’s basically exactly how it sounds, someone’s posting too many Europe pictures while you’re sitting in your cubicle at work drinking soup in a cup, just ‘snooze’ them. It’s not forever, it lets you temporarily unfollow friends, pages or groups for 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days. 

The aim of the ‘snooze’ button could deter people from permanently unfollowing, unliking or unfriending things on Facebook while still giving them control over what they see. 

Apparently it’s already in play in the United States so I guess we’ll just wait until it appears on our newsfeeds.

For future reference to ‘snooze’ someone, tap the drop-down arrow in the top right of someone’s post. 

Instead of just an unfollow option, there will be an “Unfollow or Snooze.” Tap that, and you can choose whether you want to Snooze someone for a day, a week, a month or permanently unfollow them.


The best thing about ‘snooze’ is that pages and groups may benefit from the new change as their followers can just snooze them instead of unfollowing and therefore lowering their amount of followers.

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Written By Christina Cavaleri

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