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How to snooze or mute someone on Facebook

Are your notifications getting out of hand?
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November 29, 2022

As you start adding to your friends list on Facebook, you will inevitably get more notifications. Be it from Messenger chats or an onslaught of new Facebook posts, you will start to hear the Facebook ping a lot more often. One way to solve this problem is to identify where these notifications are coming from and cut them off from the source. Let’s discuss how to snooze or mute somebody on Facebook.

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QUICK ANSWER

To snooze another user on Facebook, locate one of their posts in your news feed. On that post, select ᐧᐧᐧ > Snooze [their name] for 30 days.

To mute a conversation, launch Facebook Messenger and open the conversation you want to mute. Tap the i button > Mute.


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How to snooze someone on Facebook (without them knowing)

If you want to snooze someone, the only way to do so is from one of their posts in your news feed. If you try to snooze them using a post on their profile, it won’t work. Additionally, snoozing lasts only 30 days, after which you must snooze them again.

Unsnoozing someone is possible by going to Settings & privacy > News Feed > Snooze.

Desktop

  1. In your news feed (on the homepage), find one of the posts of the person you want to snooze.
  2. Click the ᐧᐧᐧ button on their post.
  3. Select Snooze [their name] for 30 days.

Android & iOS

  1. In your news feed (on the homepage), find a post from the person you want to snooze.
  2. Tap the ᐧᐧᐧ button on their post.
  3. Select Snooze [their name] for 30 days.

How to unfollow someone on Facebook

Unfollowing someone completely removes that person from your feed from that point on. Any new activity from that user, be it a post or share, will not appear in your feed.

Desktop

There are two main ways to unfollow someone on Facebook if you’re using the platform on a computer. From the website, if you see someone’s post, you can unfollow them from the same menu used for snoozing. Just click the ᐧᐧᐧ button on their post and select Unfollow [their name].

Alternatively, you can unfollow them directly from their profile.

  1. Go to their Facebook profile.
  2. Click the Friends button.
  3. Select Unfollow.

Android & iOS

  1. In the Facebook app, go to the profile of the person you want to unfollow.
  2. Tap the Friends button underneath their profile picture.
  3. Select Unfollow.

How to mute a conversation on Facebook Messenger

Muting a conversation doesn’t mean messages won’t be sent. However, you won’t be notified of any new messages sent in that conversation. As such, you are essentially muting notifications for a conversation rather than muting the ongoing conversation itself.

Desktop

  1. In your conversation on Facebook, click the other user’s name.
  2. From the subsequent dropdown, click Mute notifications.

Android & iOS

  1. Launch the Facebook Messenger app on your device.
  2. Open the conversation you want to mute.
  3. Tap the small i button in the top right.
  4. Tap the Mute button underneath their profile picture.
  5. Articulate exactly what you want to mute: message notificationscall notifications, or both.

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