Facebook starts testing new Keyword Snooze feature to prevent spoilers

Facebook starts testing new Keyword Snooze feature to prevent spoilers

Unlike Twitter, Facebook gives its users no option to mute words permanently, but that may change based on the response to this new feature.

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. It allows the user to block certain words from showing up in their News Feed, essentially granting the ability to block spoilers for movies and TV shows.

Facebook has introduced keyword snooze to allow users to block stories from their news feed. They have to click on a post that has that keyword, and click on "snooze keywords in this post".

The social media giant has introduced keyword snooze, which is starting to roll out to a percentage of Facebook users.

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Facebook is testing a new feature for users which enables them to mute keywords for up to 30 days. The Facebook team is also looking into making snooze lists easy to save, so you can reactivate them whenever your favorite sports team plays a game or a new episode of a show you love premieres. However, Facebook has said that it is also working on a "preemptive snooze option" as well, which may help with situations like this.

The biggest drawback of the feature for now is that users can only snooze a keyword for 30 days - no more, or no less.

However, the option doesn't work on ads.

Facebook has announced it will no longer pursue its project of building solar-powered aircraft to bring the Internet to remote communities.

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