How many times have we had to avoid Facebook when our favorite teams are playing for fear of getting updates on the big games you have DVR’ed for later. Not to mention avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers as I tried to catch up on the latest season. Facebook has always been ripe with spoilers. Not any more. No Longer will I have to sift through tons of Trump hate post and political garbage. Now Facebook is giving us the tool to block certain topics from our news feeds. Its true we can now you can mute those topics thanks to a new Facebook feature called “ Keyword Snooze .”
How To Setup The Keyword Snooze
Keyword Snooze is exactly what it sounds like, the feature gives you the option to temporarily snooze posts that contain a keyword of your choosing. When you set up the snooze, you won’t see any posts from individuals or groups that contain that word for 30 days. They’ll still show up for you on those individual’s pages, so you’ll need to browse carefully if you’re trying to avoid spoilers, but it will at least keep your News Feed safe.
Its very simple to activate and implement. To activate Keyword Snooze just tap on the three buttons at the top right-hand side of a post similar to the kind you’re trying to avoid. A pop-up window will appear with options like Save Post, Hide post, and Unfollow. At the bottom, you’ll see “Snooze keywords in this post.” and off we go.
While you still have to find a post about the topic to click the keyword snooze option, which seems like a waste of the function. Facebook is reporting that they are in the works to enable a way of proactively activating the keyword snooze.
The Final Thought
This is part of Facebook revival attempts. They are trying to fix all the issues we have with Facebook in an effort to bring the kids back. Im excited and grateful that this is coming and will be immensely usefully for me. No more spoiled Yankees games or big Aaron Judge homers being bragged about when I haven’t had the chance to enjoy the game first. The good folks on the west coast may now be able to be surprised buy who gets voted off Survivor this season, and #spoileralert that just may make the world a slightly brighter place.