Keyword Snooze: A New Way to Help Control Your News Feed

By Shruthi Muraleedharan, News Feed Product Manager

Update on January 13, 2021 at 11:00AM PT:

This test has ended. To manage what you see in your News Feed, go to News Feed preferences and adjust the settings to your liking. You can also use tools like Most Recent, Favorites, Hide, Unfollow and Snooze to control what you see in your News Feed.

Originally published on June 27, 2018 at 7:00AM PT:

Ever read a spoiler online before you’ve watched the last episode of the season? Or maybe you waited years for a movie sequel only to have your favorite blogger reveal the ending? We’ve all been there. To prevent future heartache, we’re beginning to test the next addition to our suite of News Feed controls, Keyword Snooze.

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. If you choose to “snooze” a keyword, you won’t see posts in your News Feed containing that exact word or phrase from any person, Page or Group for 30 days. In other words, fewer spoilers.

Even though we work to show you the most relevant posts on News Feed, we don’t always get it right. That’s why we’ve designed features like See First, Hide, Unfollow, Snooze, and now, Keyword Snooze. We hope that with additional options to help tailor your News Feed experience, you’ll be able to spend more time focusing on the things that matter.

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