Facebook introduces ‘snooze’ feature

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FILE – In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

MENLO PARK, CA (KNWA) – Facebook users may be excited about the company’s announcement of a new feature, titled “snooze,” which will allow users to hide a friend’s posts for a period of 30 days.

That means users who are tired of looking at tense political posts, comment flame wars or even endless pictures of food can hide their friends who insist on posting such content.

Once you have chosen to ‘snooze’ someone, Facebook will notify you before the snooze period ends, giving users the opportunity to extend it should they so choose.

The setting can also be reversed at any time.

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