How to Snooze Someone on Facebook

Take a break from someone's Facebook posts with this handy feature

Facebook shows you personalized posts in your news feed based on your connections and activity. Still, it can't read your mind, so you'll come across posts every so often that you won't want to see. 

In cases where you want to take a break from seeing a particular friend's or page's posts without permanently unfollowing them, Facebook's "snooze" feature can help. This feature temporarily stops a person or page's posts from showing up in your feed for 30 days, after which they'll begin showing up in your feed again.

Got the same problem on Twitter? Learn how to mute Twitter users you follow (without unfollowing them) to stop seeing their tweets in your feed.

Snooze a Friend's or a Page's Posts for 30 Days

When you snooze a person or a page, you'll remain friends or a fan of the page. They won't receive any notification that you snoozed them, so they'll never know.

Snoozing works the same way on Facebook.com in a desktop or mobile browser as it does on the Facebook mobile apps for iOS and Android.

  1. On a post of the friend or the page that you want to snooze, select the three dots in the top right corner of the post.

    Three dots in corner of Facebook post
  2. Select Snooze [Friend's Name] for 30 days.

    Snooze for 30 days on Facebook
  3. A message appears stating "You won't see posts from [Name] in your News Feed for 30 days." You can select Undo if you immediately change your mind. Otherwise, the posts from that person or page will not appear in your feed for the next 30 days.

Choose Who You Want to Snooze in Shared Posts

Sometimes friends or pages share posts from other people or pages, which appear in your feed. Posts like this will give you two snooze options — one to snooze the friend or page you follow and another to snooze the person or page that's being shared.

A screenshot of Facebook.com.

For example, say that you love seeing your friend's posts in your feed but aren't crazy about the posts from one of their own friends they like to share. In this case, you wouldn't snooze your friend — you'd snooze your friend's friend.

On the other hand, if your friend shares a lot of different posts from their own friends or pages that they follow and you don't care to see any of their posts at all in your feed, you could choose to snooze your friend rather than specific people and pages they share posts from.

Undo Your Snooze If You Change Your Mind

If you decide at a later time that you'd like to undo your snoozing on a friend or a page, navigate to that friend's profile or that page.

  1. Look for the Snoozed button that appears in the header section and hover your cursor over the button.

    A screenshot of Facebook.com.
  2. Select the End Snooze option that appears.

    On the Facebook app, select the More button and then choose Snoozed > End Snooze in the menu of options that appears.

    Unfollow Friends or Pages for a More Permanent Option

    Snoozing is a great feature for temporarily hiding friends' and pages' posts, but if you find that you want a more permanent option after the snooze period is up, you might want to try the unfollow feature. Unfollowing a friend or a page causes the same effect as the snooze feature, but permanently rather than for a 30-day period.

    Unfollowing means you'll remain friends or a fan of the page, but you won't see their posts in your feed unless you visit the friend's profile or page and manually follow them again. As with snoozing, unfollowing a friend does not notify them.

    Alternatively, if you really like the snooze feature and would rather just extend the snooze period past the 30-day period, you can simply keep pressing snooze every time the 30-day snooze period is up for 60, 90, 120 or how many days you want. There is no limit to how many times you can snooze someone, and remember that you can always undo the snooze at any time.