Facebook is launching a new silent mode feature in an attempt to help users spend less time in the app. Thanks to the quiet mode, the user will be able to set a program for when he wants Facebook to be available and when, on the other hand, he prefers the app to be "silent".
When the silent mode is enabled, the app turns off incoming notifications and, just like Apple's Usage Time, discourages users from opening the app. If you try to open Facebook while silent mode is enabled, the user will receive a reminder, together with a timer, even if you can still choose to disable or bypass the function for 15 minutes.
The silent mode is based on the time management tools introduced by the social giant in 2018. This tool has allowed users to set limits on the time spent inside the app, as well as the ability to silence notifications for short periods of time .
With the introduction of silent mode, Facebook is also making more detailed usage statistics available. Now the user will be able to view the details for a period of two weeks, and obtain an analysis of the time spent during the day and night.
Facebook is adding more detailed statistics to its dashboard dedicated to the time spent inside the app and the silent mode begins to make its way onto users' smartphones, although it may still take a few weeks before it is available to everyone.
Facebook has stated that the functionality will be active for all iOS users by May, with a full launch on Android expected by June. All the articles of macitynet that speak of Facebook are available from this page, instead for those that speak of iPhone and Android it starts from the respective links.