According to the app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is working on a “snooze button” which can intercept notifications for your phone.
Wong, who mines the app code for unused or upcoming features, first discovered the yet-to-be-released Snooze button on 4th August, while looking at the code of the Twitter Android app. All indications suggest that the Twitter team had recently started working on it, Wong wrote in her blog post about her discovery.
In the upper-right corner of the app’s notifications tab, the new feature will appear as a crossed-out bell. If a user taps it, then they will be given the choice to essentially mute their push notifications for the 1, 3 or 12 hours.
Anyone who tweeted a little went viral knows it could be a trigger for notifications. Based on your settings, every retweet, reply, and like can cause to vibrate your phone or make noise – which can be incredibly annoying over the course of several hours, especially if you are focused on something which is other than your mentions.
The snooze button will essentially save those mentions for the later, they won’t get rid of completely – so when you have decided you are ready to go back to Twitter, then you can take benefits without missing anything important.
Of course, this can also be good for the regular older Twitter users, who are not going viral and just want to take a break from an addictive platform.
A Twitter spokesperson could not confirm whether the snooze button was actually coming to social network apps and if so when it will roll out.
The spokesperson told, “Our teams are always thinking of new features for the people to personalize their experience on Twitter”. “We will explore the more details on the individual experiments as they are live for the people to test soon.”
There is always a chance that the snooze button may never become available for wide release, according to Wong.
Wong wrote, “Experimental features like this one could come and go, though I believe many of us would love it if Twitter releases this feature in the future”.
In the year 2017, Facebook launched its own snooze button, although it works in a slightly different way than the one on Twitter. Instead of muting all information, Facebook permits you to mute the pages or individuals for the 30 days at a time.