Twitter is testing a new feature to help you pause notifications

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Credit: https://wongmjane.com/blog/twitter-snooze

Finally, a snooze feature is being tested, and could possibly be added in no-distant future. Thanks to our reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong—a reverse engineer that gets to tweet about upcoming feature first before many other social media gurus. A pause feature is actually a brilliant idea—it is the most efficient way snooze those notifications coming from viral tweets.

So, if you want to put a temporary stop to those annoying notifications that usually pop up when you have a viral tweet, you might want to use Twitter’s upcoming snooze feature [still being tested by the way].

The snooze button according to Jane, will let you pause notifications for specific amount of time. ‘With Twitter’s built-in Snooze feature, you could temporarily snooze push notifications for 1 hour, 3 hours or 12 hours. Finally! We might be able to do this without messing around our phone’s settings!’ she wrote in a blog post.

The snooze feature according to Jane, is currently represented by the bell symbol with a slash across it [just as seen in the image above], and is placed at the top of the Twitter Notification tab.

When you tap on the button, the app will present you with a bottom sheet of various length of snooze durations. While the snooze remains active, no notifications will be received during the period. However, the notifications will still appear in your Notifications tab. You can tap the button to un-snooze or adjust the button during the duration.

While this has not been confirmed yet by the microblogging company, it would not be a bad idea to have a snooze notification feature. Words sometimes fail us when it comes to describing how irritating Twitter’s constant notifications can be, especially when we are neck-deep in some time-based tasks.

Another important feature that is also being tested, and could hit a wider roll out in the near future is the ability to drag and drop images. The feature will enable you to re-order multiple attached images in your tweets.

Twitter users have been anticipating this feature for a while now—and there are chances that the feature could become an instant hit once it becomes widely available to everyone. The drag and drop feature will make it very easy for you to compose your tweets. You will be able to rearrange your uploaded images in the exact order that you want it.

It seems the feature is being added by popular demand as responses to a screenshot of the new feature as posted on Twitter by Jane Manchun Wong suggest. Reactions of her followers have been nothing but positive.

The functionality like I said, is still being tested by the social media behemoth and might yet be days or weeks or even months before the feature is rolled out, and we may not even experience a global roll out since it is just a test.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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