How to enable Facebook silent mode to limit your screen time?
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(Pocket-lint) – Originally announced as part of Facebook’s efforts to help out during the pandemic, the social network has launched a “silent mode” aimed at making it easier for users to manage the time they they pass in its mobile applications.
Silent mode mutes push notifications and reminds you to limit your app usage time. To use this feature, all you need to do is set a time slot when you want Facebook to be available or the app to be silent. If you attempt to use the Facebook app while silent mode is enabled, you will receive a reminder with a timer, but you can disable the feature or disarm it for 15 minutes.
Facebook basically described silent mode as a mental health tool, originally designed for people struggling during the coronavirus pandemic:
As we all adjust to new routines and staying home, it can be helpful to set limits on how you spend your time online. Whether it’s helping you focus on your family and friends, sleep distraction-free, or manage your time at home, we’ve got tools that can help you find the right balance in your Facebook use. . We’ve added silent mode, which mutes most push notifications. If you try to open Facebook in silent mode, the system will remind you that you have set aside this time to limit your time using the application. We’ve 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.
Silent mode is part of Facebook’s time management tools. To complement its rollout, Facebook has also made more time stats available, so you can see your usage over two-week periods. You can even get more details about the time spent during the day and night.
How to Find and Enable Silent Mode
You can enable silent mode in the Facebook mobile app:
- Press the tab of menu “Hamburger”.
- The menu icon looks like three horizontal lines.
- Scroll down and tap Settings and privacy.
- Select Settings.
- Select Your time on Facebook.
- Go to Manage your time.
- Tap View Tools.
- Activate it silent mode.
- You can also activate and program a timer for silent mode.
Remark : On the Silent Mode screen, you’ll also see the option to receive a daily reminder of how much time you’ve used.
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See Facebook’s blog post to learn more about silent mode. We also offer this guide below on Facebook which covers other hidden features:
Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Luke Baker.