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Facebook ‘snooze’ lets you secretly silence boring friends or annoying pages

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Facebook 'snooze' lets you secretly silence boring friends or annoying pages
Now you can say no to boring Facebook posts by silencing yawnsome social media bores (Picture Getty)

A few years ago it was perfectly normal to publish mind-numbingly intimate details of your life to all your Facebook ‘friends’.

But we’re all getting a bit fed up with people who overshare on Facebook or companies which spam our news feed with rubbish.

Now there’s a way of secretly and silently muting annoying profiles for 30 days at a time.

The social network is rolling out a new ‘snooze’ button which will mute people for a set period of time.

In a blog to illustrate the usefulness of the new function, Facebook product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan gave the example of a rampant traveller who will not stop flashing photos at her ramen at anyone and everyone.

Facebook 'snooze' lets you secretly silence boring friends or annoying pages
Here’s what happens when you put someone into snooze mode (Picture: Facebook)

Muraleedharan wrote: ‘Seeing too many photos of your uncle’s new cat? Is your friend tempting you with endless photos of ramen on her Japan trip? It turns out, you’re not alone,’ Muraleedharan wrote.

‘We’ve heard from people that they want more options to determine what they see in News Feed and when they see it.

‘With Snooze, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone’s posts for a short period of time.’

To put people into snooze mode, just click the icon in top-right of an irritating post and select the snooze option.

You can cancel at any time and will have the chance to continue to silence people after 30 days has run out.

The function will be rolled out to all Facebook users this week.

More: UK

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