According to reports, Facebook Messenger is testing a new feature that lets users get a notification for a specific message to answer later.
If you have a very active social or professional life, it’s easy to get lost amidst all the messages, emails, or other notifications from apps and social platforms. This can get overwhelming, especially if you’re also on-the-go a lot, and it can get really difficult to keep up.
For the times when you’d prefer to answer messages in your own time, Facebook is testing a new feature that allows you to dismiss notifications and get a reminder for them later.
The new feature was spotted being tested within a Facebook Messenger beta build on Android and reported by MSpoweruser.com last week. It appears as a “Remind me in one hour” button that lets users defer their replies to later on. As the report explains, when activated, “Facebook Messenger will set a reminder to pop up in an hour, notifying you about said message.”
In the report, Michael Allison explains that while Android has its own “native snooze a notification for one hour feature” that works as a global setting for all apps, the Messenger feature actually reminds a user on all devices with the app, (or an open Facebook browser we assume).
This also makes this notification feature device-independent as opposed to the one on Android.