In our friend list we all have that one friend who constantly uploads photos from their latest holiday on Facebook.
Facebook is coming up with a latest feature in which you can avoid seeing these photos.
The name of the tool is Snooze, which lets you temporarily unfollow friends, Pages or Groups, and is currently being tested on users in the US.
It is unclear when, or if, Facebook plans to roll the feature out globally.
We’ve all got that one friend on Facebook who is constantly uploading photos from their latest holiday. But you could soon avoid having to enviously see these photos, thanks to Facebook’s latest feature
Last week, Media by Dre, spotted the Snooze button and tweeted a screenshot of the tool, alongside the caption: ‘Notice the new #SNOOZE option on #FB today? Sometimes, you just gotta put some people to sleep.’
The feature will allow users to unfollow friends, Pages or Groups for 24 hours, seven days or 30 days.
If you want to Snooze someone, then click the drop-down arrow in the top right of someone’s post, where there is now an ‘Unfollow or Snooze’ option.
Clicking on that option allows you to choose whether you’d like to Snooze someone for a day, a week, a month, or permanently.
The Snooze button was spotted last week by Media by Dre, who tweeted a screenshot of the tool, alongside the caption: ‘Notice the new #SNOOZE option on #FB today? Sometimes, you just gotta put some people to sleep’
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing the feature.
They said: ‘We’re testing new ways to give people control over their News Feeds so they can stay connected with the stories they find most relevant.’
The news comes a week after it was revealed that Facebook was testing an ‘Instant Videos’ feature.
The feature was spotted by a Twitter user under the pseudonym Devesh Logendran, who flagged it to Matt Navarra, director of social media at TheNextWeb.
Facebook is testing a new ‘Instant Videos’ feature, that lets you pre-load videos while you’re connected to Wi-Fi and then watch them later
Mr Navara tweeted: ‘Facebook Instant videos coming soon?’ along with a screenshot of the feature.
The feature will allow users to pre-load videos marked with a lightning bolt symbol using Wi-Fi, and then watch them later, without the need to stream them using your data.
This could provide extremely useful for people trying to watch videos on the commute, or users in areas with poor mobile internet.