Facebook is rolling out a new Quiet Mode to give users better control of their time on its app, by letting them mute and limit notifications.
As billions of people are stuck at home these days, and more and more of them are turning to social media to communicate and socialize, the number of notifications one gets can get a bit much.
As people “adjust to new routines,” it’s essential to be able to set the right boundaries for how to spend time online. Facebook wants to help, so it’s building more tools to help users spend their time better on its app.
As a recent announcement reads: “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.”
One of these tools is Quiet Mode, which allows users to mute most of their push notifications, and limit notification dots. Furthermore, if they try to open the app while Quiet Mode is turned on, it will remind them that they set some time aside to limit their time in the app.
In addition to the above, Facebook has also added shortcuts to Notification Settings and News Feed Preferences, so that users can make the most of their time on its app “by controlling the type of posts” they see or the updates they receive in their News Feed.
Quiet Mode is available through the Manage Your Time section that Facebook rolled out back in 2018 and it’s currently only available on iOS. Facebook says it will be available on Android in May.
Quiet Mode will work manually, but you can also set it to follow a timed schedule. By the way, Facebook also has a “mute push notifications” setting, but that will only stop push notifications – not notifications in the app itself.