The Social media app Facebook has come up with a new feature on its platform called ‘Quiet Mode’. Last week the company released this feature for the iOS users. It allows them to mute most of the push notifications where people are constantly getting buzzed, which is quite annoying at times.
We have to accept the fact that Facebook has become a habit now and is quite addictive. So, to cut down that habit and to manage the screen time, the platform has introduced the Quiet Mode feature. This mode will allow you to take a break from the app for a small duration of time. You can schedule a time duration so that you can switch off the notifications when you don’t want to receive them.
When the mode is turned on you won’t receive a single notification and ultimately you won’t be able to open the app to check notifications. Mistakenly if you open the app when the Quiet mode is turned on, it will reflect a reminder on your screen telling you that the mode is turned on. Also, it will show remaining time left when the mode is turned off, but you can manually bypass the system for a duration of 15 minutes.
In addition to this, the users will be able to keep a watch on their usage for a period of two weeks. Also, Facebook has added shortcuts to Notification settings and news feed preference.
Facebook in its blog post said, “As we all adjust to new routines and staying home, setting boundaries for how you spend your time online can be helpful. Whether it’s to help you focus on your family and friends, sleep without distraction or manage how you spend your time at home, we have tools that can help you find the right balance for how you use Facebook. We added Quiet Mode, which mutes most push notifications, and if you try to open Facebook while in Quiet Mode, you’ll be reminded that you set this time aside to limit your time in the app. We also added shortcuts to Notification Settings and News Feed Preferences, so you can make the most of your time on Facebook by controlling the type of posts you see in your News Feed as well as the updates you receive.”
Before rolling out this feature to Android users, the company released the feature for its iOS platform last week. Quite mode can be found under the Settings & Privacy section
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