Facebook today announced a new way to control your News Feed. Are you tired of reading spoilers from your favorite show in your News Feed? This feature will go a long way in ensuring your peace of mind by allowing you to snooze certain keywords for a limited time. Keyword Snooze is a new feature that Facebook is now beginning to test with select.
They Keyword Snooze feature will be located in a post’s upper right-hand menu in the News Feed. It will allow them to temporarily hide posts by keywords. The keywords are pulled directly from the text in the post. If you decide to snooze a particular keyword, you will not see any posts in your News Feed that contain that exact word or phrase from any person, Page or Group for 30 days.
While Facebook has announced this feature on its official blog, it’s only testing Keyword Snooze with select users so it’s unclear just how many users will be included in this test and how soon this feature will be rolled out for all of its billion-plus users.
Ads will be exempt from the snooze option and it will only work on posts that contain text, since the keywords are directly pulled from the post’s body. Many would prefer if Facebook allowed them to manually enter the keywords that they would like to snooze but that’s not an option which Facebook is opening up just yet.