Facebook testing feature that'll let you 'snooze' spoilers, your ex

You'll also able to 'snooze' your ex, or that friend who posts too often, according to the social media giant.
You'll also able to 'snooze' your ex, or that friend who posts too often, according to the social media giant. Photo credit: Getty

If you're the type who hates getting spoilers when you're scrolling through Facebook, listen up. 

The social media giant says it's testing a new addition to its suite of news feed controls called Keyword Snooze that lets you temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post. 

If you choose to 'snooze' a keyword, you won't see posts in your news feed containing that exact word or phrase from any person, page or group for 30 days, according to a blog post by Facebook news feed product manager Shruthi Muraleedharan

With this new feature, you can block media spoilers about your favourite TV shows or sports events, and also block any updates from people you just don't really want to hear from, such as your ex-partner or a friend who posts way too many selfies (bless them). 

But it should be noted that you won't be able to block Facebook ads. 

Keyword Snooze lets you temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post.
Keyword Snooze lets you temporarily hide posts by keywords, which are pulled directly from text in that post. Photo credit: Facebook

The Keyword Snooze feature will be located in a post's upper right-hand menu in news feed. It's the latest Facebook feature among its other news feed additional options including 'see first', 'hide', 'unfollow' and 'snooze'. 

"Even though we work to show you the most relevant posts on news feed, we don't always get it right," says Ms Muraleedharan. 

"We hope that with additional options to help tailor your news feed experience, you'll be able to spend more time focusing on the things that matter."

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