Facebook introduces Quiet Mode, a feature that allows users to set times that indicate when the app should be “silent.”
When silent mode is active, most “notifications” are blocked, and users cannot just use the app.
With Quiet Mode, Facebook wants to help people limit their time on the app. According to a blog post, because of the coronavirus, users would have trouble limiting their time online.
This would be because of new routines and staying home that people are dealing with now. With Quiet Mode, these people can better organize their days and focus on family, friends, sleeping or working, Facebook says.
Users can find the function in the Your Time on the Facebook dashboard, writes The Verge, among others. Here users can specify between which times and on which days the silent mode should be active.
When users open the app while Quiet Mode is active, they receive a full-screen notification stating that the feature is active and for how long it remains active. Users can then choose to switch off silent mode and still use the app.
Also “most” push notifications are blocked during these times. According to Facebook, the company is legally obliged to forward certain notifications, such as those about privacy updates.