The feature was created in response to the amount of time users are spending on the mobile app whilst in self-isolation.
The feature can be found within the “Your Time On Facebook” dashboard, which was added to the site’s mobile app back in November 2018 and includes such information as the amount of time a user spends on the app and how many times a day it’s accessed.
“Quiet Mode” will work both manually and on a set schedule, and will act as a social media break. During this time, it will pause notifications within the app and on a system level, so users won’t see the number badge regularly associated with accessing the site on their mobile device.
Those who try to access the app while on “Quiet Mode” will be met with a screen informing them it’s still active and stating the amount of time left before the mode deactivates. However, they will be given the ability to scroll through the app in 15 minute increments.
Currently, the new feature is only available for global IOS users. According to Facebook, an Android version is in the works and should be released this coming May.