Do you tend to spend too much time online on social media such as Facebook during these hard times or even tend to get distracted very easily when focusing is crucial for things needed to do such as work or even schoolwork?
Facebook has recently announced their plans to add a quiet mode to their mobile app.
This quiet mode will essentially allow for push notifications to be temporarily paused, almost as if a “Do Not Disturb” mode & will even remind you that it’s enabled when you attempt to open the Facebook app with quiet mode enabled.
Facebook says quiet mode will be located in the “Your Time on Facebook” dashboard.
They plan to slowly push it out to iOS users now & Android users during May.
It’s important that this is currently coming out as with the global quarantine happening, many tend to spend lots of time online as they feel they have nothing better to do or even possibly have work to do that needs to be done urgently. As we all know how hard it can be to focus at home when needed as there are so many things that can quickly distract you unlike in public settings such as schools & workspaces.
And Facebook understands that & plays a big part in why they’re implementing this feature.
On Facebook’s COVID-19 information blog post, in regards to the new quiet mode, Facebook stated this:
“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.”