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Facebook has introduced a new ‘Quiet Mode’ feature to help its users control the time limit it spends on using the social media site.

The newly launched feature allows Facebook users to set a time frame during which the social media site will block all push notifications so that they can take a break from the app without getting any distractions.

Moreover, if a user tries to open Facebook while on Quiet Mode, the social media site will remind the user about the time he/she has set aside with an aim of limiting his/her time within the site.

Facebook’s Quiet Mode is rolling out for iPhone users now and will arrive for Android users in May.

“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,” Facebook said in a blog post.

“We added Quiet Mode, which mutes most push notifications, and if you try to open Facebook while in Quiet Mode, you’ll be reminded that you set this time aside to limit your time in the app,” it further said.

“We also added shortcuts to Notification Settings and News Feed Preferences, so you can make the most of your time on Facebook by controlling the type of posts you see in your News Feed as well as the updates you receive,” it added.

Facebook has donated $20 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts and has also donated another $25 million for supporting frontline healthcare workers.


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