Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature helps you to control your news feed

Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature helps you to control your news feed. The feature gives people the option to temporarily hide posts also allow you to block specific keywords from appearing in your News Feed or Groups. The feature-Keyword Snooze-lets users hide posts containing certain keywords or phrases for 30 days.

Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature

Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature helps you to control your news feed

Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature helps you to control your news feed. Facebook declared yesterday that it is now testing a Keyword Snooze button, which will allow users to hide TV spoilers, political discussions, or other unsatisfying posts from their News Feeds more effectively. The social network’s latest feature will allow users to hide any post from a person, page or group that mentions their selected phrase for 30 days.

The Keyword Snooze feature is the latest addition to what Facebook calls its suite of “News Feed Controls.” Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature will allow users to block stories containing any keyword from their News Feed.

Including any potential spoilers if you add the name of the movie in the keywords to snooze. This would obviously mean that you will not be able to see the posts of your friends who will watch the movie but better that than any spoilers. This would apply to any latest episodes of TV shows and other stuff

In December, the company introduced the ability for a person to snooze all posts from a person, Page, or Group for 30 days. The feature varies slightly from the “mute keywords” on other social media sites, like Twitter. The rollout of this and Keyword Snooze comes as Facebook executives continue to emphasize the goal of increasing “time well spent” on the platform.

Facebook may “add a pre-emptive snooze option in the next few weeks, potentially in News Feed Preferences. It’s also considering a recurring snooze list so you could easily re-enable hiding your favourite sports team before any game you’ll have to watch on delay.”

How will the Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature work?

The company is testing this feature with a small set of users in the US and a few other countries, with a wider rollout planned for later this year.

# As of now, the feature only works on text, not images, and does not cover synonyms.

# The feature appears on News Feed posts and gives you the option to shut out specific keywords.

# Those keywords will be pulled directly from the text in that post, so you’ll need to see a relevant post before you’re able to Snooze similar ones.

# To temporarily mute certain words or phrases, users with early access can click on the upper right-hand menu of a post in their News Feed (the three dots)

# Then select the text you would like to snooze

# Afterwards, no posts with the selected text will show up in a user’s feed for 30 days.

# “Snooze Keyword” joins the existing features that include “See First”, “Hide”, “Unfollow”, and “Snooze” to help users take control of their news feed. This is not to be confused by the current “Snooze” feature that allows users to snooze posts from certain users.

What is the flaw of the Facebook new Keyword Snooze feature?

The biggest drawback of the feature, for now, is that users can only snooze a keyword for 30 days, no more, or no less. That might make someone hesitate to hit snooze if they just want to wait a weekend to avoid spoilers for a new movie. Yet the company is looking to add different time options for people in the next few weeks under the development of the feature.

Conclusion

As per the report of the company the feature is rolling out to a small percentage of users today and will soon all users will get access to it. It could be a useful feature on social media platform and may come in handy in desperate times. The roll-out started yesterday, so you may notice the new Snooze function on your timeline any time from now.

Snoozing a keyword will not include advertisements related to that, but only your Facebook friends’ posts related to that. For instance, you may still encounter ads to buy Game of Thrones goodies, even if you have muted that keyword. The ads belong to a separate team, the separate algorithm as per the report of the company.

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