Facebook somehow gets you to visit their app and scroll the feed, weather you just do it on your own or you receive a notification from a relative or friend that calls you back into the hole that is Facebook. The hole that swallows your time and attention multiple times a day and what makes it harder to stay away is the fresh new messenger app Facebook recently rolled out.
Facebook is making a move to address at least one of those two things with a new Well-being feature called ‘Quiet Mode’. It will pause “most” of your push notifications with a reminder that it’s turned on when you open the app again. As for the term “most” push notifications, it isn’t clear which notifications will make it through the Quiet Mode blocker.
The feature seems a little redundant considering their is already a “mute” push notifications setting. What might seem confusing to the average user however is how these two features differ.
The “Mute” feature only stops push notifications but not notifications from the app itself and only for a limited amount of time. How many users know the difference between a push notification and regular notifications. What perhaps adds to the confusion is that ‘Quiet Mode’ isn’t found in settings but in “Your Time on Facebook” dashboard.
Facebook describes their features are ” 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.”