Facebook on Thursday announced an all-new “Quiet Mode” for its main mobile app, which will block “most” push notifications and remind you that when you try to open the software on your phone, it will turn on Gets while the mode is still active.
It is not clear exactly what notifications will be exempted from the new mode; The company says that some, like privacy updates, are legally required to send it out. This new mode is also not a feature to be confused with the existing “mute push notifications” setting that lets you push notifications only, but not within the app, for a set amount of time.
Instead, this new Quiet Mode will be found under Facebook’s “Your Time on Facebook” dashboard, which is added back in November 2018, following a push for major platforms and device makers like Apple and Google to promote digital wellness apps.
It’s part of a more significant update to the dashboard that Facebook says will add week-over-week trends, usage tracking for daytime versus night, and a counter for a total number of visits. It’s rolling out now to iOS users and will arrive for Android users in May, the company says.
The new Quiet Mode will work both manually and on a set schedule if you so choose. It will pause notifications from within the app, like those obnoxious Facebook Watch badges, and on a system level, so you won’t see numbered badges on iOS either.
“As we all adjust to new routines and stay home, setting boundaries for how you spend your time online can be useful. A new update to the company’s ongoing COVID-19 information blog post reads, Help you to focus on your family and friends, how to sleep without distraction or how to manage, we have tools that help you find the right balance to use Facebook Can help.
In addition to Quiet mode, Facebook says it has also added new shortcuts to the notification settings and news feed preferences panel, so “you can control the type of posts you see in your news feed, as well as the updates you receive.” Can make the most of their time on Facebook.
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