Facebook is testing a keyword snooze button

Facebook is testing a keyword snooze button

Facebook is testing a keyword snooze button

The primary goal of this is to avoid spoilers for specific shows, movies or events, but the applications could spread to avoiding topics you're simply sick of hearing about. For some time now, users have had the option to hide posts from individuals and publishers and "snooze" people for 30 days.

The feature is called "Keyword Snooze", and Facebook launched it for users within a test market this week. Like the "snooze" name suggests, however, it's not permanent - the stories containing the keyword are blocked for 30 days, then will be let back into your News Feed again (unless you re-Snooze them).

Soon, you'll be able to mute more than just your uncle's bad political opinions. Fortunately, Facebook's "Keyword Snooze" feature is here to make your homepage much safer. Not ideal if you're about to get a spoiler in the very post you need to look at to snooze the keyword. Also, we hear that a "recurring snooze list" is on the way as well.

Located in a post's upper right-hand menu in News Feed, the feature gives people the option to temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post. So if, for example, you wanted to avoid any spoilers about what took place at the end of Avengers Infinity War, you could simply block out the term "Avengers Infinity War ending" and all posts or headlines that include the term.

However, the option doesn't work on ads.

But be warned, the feature does not block Facebook ads.

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