Facebook Adds 'Quiet Mode' to Help You Spend Less Screen time
Facebook is releasing a feature called 'Quiet Mode,' designed to lets you schedule time away from the app and it's notifications.
As we all adjust to new routines and staying home, setting boundaries for how you spend your time online can be helpful.
Whether it’s to help you focus on your family and friends, sleep without distraction or manage how you spend your time at home, Facebook has tools that can help you find the right balance for how you use Facebook.
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, though you can opt to disable or bypass the feature for 15 minutes.
Quiet mode is rolling out now, but it could still be a few weeks before it’s live for everyone. Facebook says it expects the feature to be live for all iOS users by May with a full Android rollout expected by June.
Facebook has also added shortcuts to Notification Settings and News Feed Preferences, so you can make the most of your time on Facebook by controlling the type of posts you see in your News Feed as well as the updates you receive.
The company also announced that it’s adding mental health resources to its coronavirus information hub, and that it’s making a $2 million donation to crisis helplines around the world.