Facebook announced an all-new “Quiet Mode” for its main mobile app on Thursday. This new mode will pause “most” push notifications so that you can focus on some other activities also. The company has launched this feature to help them spend less time on the app.
With this feature, you can set a schedule for when you want Facebook to be available and when you want the app to be “quiet.” When this mode will be enabled, the Facebook app will mute all the incoming notifications and will discourage users from launching the app. If you try to open the app during this mode is enabled, you’ll get a reminder, along with a timer. However, you can opt to disable or bypass the feature for 15 minutes.
Quiet mode is built based-on the time management tools that the company launched in 2018. That tool allowed users to set limits on time spent in the app, as well as the ability to mute notifications for short periods of time.
With this feature enabled, Facebook will also provide more detailed usage statistics to the users. From now, you will be able to see the statistics for two-week periods and get breakdowns of time spent during the day and at night.
Apart from this, the social media giant is also working on some new features as a mental health resource for people around the world who have been struggling with isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to that, Facebook is also making a $2 million donation to crisis helplines around the world.
Facebook is rolling out the Quiet mode starting today itself, but it could still be a few weeks before it reaches everyone. Facebook says it expects the feature to be live for all iOS users by May with a full Android rollout expected by June.
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