With the constant downpour of news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can sometimes get tiring and could even trigger anxiety and possibly take a toll on someone’s mental health.
This is why Facebook is releasing a new feature for its app called ‘Quiet Mode’ that manages usage and encourages users to take a step back and find a balance on how to use the app.
Just like a phone’s silent mode, the app’s Quiet Mode basically turns off incoming notifications, but with a pre-set schedule.
Say, you want to focus on learning a new skill. Just set the app to be on Quiet Mode for about five hours and you can concentrate on your task without being bothered by any notifications. Although if you really need to, it looks like you can also manage the feature’s settings and get timed access to your news feed, among other things.
Additionally, there are added shortcuts to Notification Settings and News Feed Preferences so users can control the type of posts they see in their feed. The new feature also shows you data regarding the time you spent on the app so you can monitor and decide to lessen app usage if you wanted to.
Quiet Mode is slowly making its way to phones as a software update. If you still don’t have it, you might just have to wait a bit longer until Facebook rolls it out to more users.