The social media network is reportedly testing a snoozing button that will help mute all the app’s push notifications
Does that sound like a great development to you? If yes, then just like me, you would definitely want Twitter to roll out the feature, considering that it is only a leak for the meantime. Just so that you know, the experimental feature was first discovered by our, and maybe your favorite leaker, Jane Manchun Wong, who found it by looking at the code underneath the social network’s Android app.
As a matter of fact, this is not the first time Jane is coming up with a leak that ends up to become the reality, and to think that this particular leak addressing a new snooze feature for Twitter might just be another genuine leak is undoubtedly believable.
According to Wong, the new feature is expected to come in form of a bell-shaped button and will be found at the top right corner of the notifications tab — at that, tapping it brings up the Snooze Notifications panel that lets you mute push notifications for up to 12 hours. Just tap it again to ‘unsnooze’ or to change the snooze duration.
Yesterday, August 6, Jane Wong tweeted that;
Twitter is testing Snooze feature, allowing users to pause notifications for 1 hour, 3 hours or 12 hours!
I wrote a blog for the first look of this unreleased feature https://t.co/EoNYaRHraQ
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) August 6, 2019
That been said, snoozing your push notification doesn’t mean that you won’t see new replies and tweets in the notification tab, instead, they will be accumulated until you are ready to look at them. Otherwise, you will be able to swipe them away from view, unseen and unread.
Furthermore, while experimental features are often used to check the potential of a tool, that sometimes may not end up released widely, however, in Twitter’s case, the snooze button could answer to other social networks’ and tech giants’ offerings meant to prevent social media burnout. Last year, Facebook rolled out time management tools in hopes users would monitor their own usage without quitting the platform entirely. Google also released Digital Wellbeing tools that let users set time limits on app usage.