Facebook Rolling out a new feature to saving time on social media called “Quiet Mode” to mute push notification for its main mobile app. hat it’s turned on when you try to open the software on your phone while the mode is still active.
The quite mode can be found under Facebook’s “Your Time on Facebook” dashboard. According to Facebook, it will be updating its dashboard with weekly trends, usage tracking for the day and night, and a counter for a total number of visits.
The company further stated that the device is currently rolling out on iOS devices but will arrive on Android in May. You can expect to see a wider rollout some time in June. The new feature will work both manually and you can set a schedule if you choose. It will pause notifications from within the app.
Quiet mode expands on the time management tools the company launched in 2018. That tool allowed permitted users as far as possible on time spent in the application, just as the ability to mute notification for brief timeframes.
Facebook confirms Quiet Mode was in testing with a small percentage of Facebook users prior to today’s launch. It’s the same feature that reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong had spotted in March, in fact.
The new Quiet Mode will work both manually and on a set schedule if you so choose. It will pause notifications from within the app, like those obnoxious Facebook Watch badges, and on a system level, so you won’t see numbered badges on iOS either.
Quiet Mode forms part of a series of measures that Facebook is implementing to help users better manage their time on the social network while keeping people connected during the current health crisis. As Facebook explains in a blog post:
“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, we have tools that can help you find the right balance for how you use Facebook.”
If Quiet Mode is enabled and the user opens the Facebook app, a splash screen reminds them that they opted to take a break and shows how long is left before Quiet Mode ends. It’s not a total block, though – a Manage Quite Mode button on the same screen lets you turn off the setting.