Facebook gets quiet mode

Pretty much every one of us who uses Facebook knows how addicting the feed can be once you are in that space. It is mainly because of the millions of dollars worth research that goes into developing the recommendation algorithms by these companies.

The algorithm works in such a way that you will easily spend hours on Facebook watching videos, sharing memes, commenting on your friends’ posts. So Facebook might not be very caring in terms of the privacy and sharing of data but it is actually caring for your wellbeing. The company has decided to add a Quiet Mode on the social media network. For iPhone users, the update is already rolling out and for Android, it is likely to come by May.

Facebook Getting Quiet Mode

With Quiet Mode enabled, you will be able to turn off notifications for new messages and more on the app. It will also give you better data regarding how much time you actually spend on Facebook, giving correct info of the past few hours and what you did in those last few hours on the app. You can no longer be watching unnecessary videos on the app and wasting your data on them. You can either manually set the Quiet Mode window of predefine certain hours of the day.

Head of Health at Facebook, Kang-Xing Jin says, “We added Quiet Mode, which mutes most push notifications, and if you try to open Facebook while in Quiet Mode, you’ll be reminded that you set this time aside to limit your time in the app”.

The company is most likely to add the insights of usage of the app during the day, during the night as well as weekly stats of your usage of the app.

The update is rolling out slowly so do expect that everyone will not get it right away.

This actually isn’t a totally new feature, it works on the time management tools that Facebook had launched a couple of years ago. And moreover, the majority of the new smartphone already have the option for digital wellbeing that gives you insights into your time spent on various apps.

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