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Twitter code reveals snooze button for push notifications

Options include pausing push notifications for either one, three, or 12 hours.

Aug 7, 2019, 2:08 pm

Tech

 

Mikael Thalen

Twitter is currently developing a feature for its mobile app that will let users temporarily disable push notifications.

The so-called snooze button, discovered by prominent app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, will give users the options to pause push notifications for either one, three, or 12 hours.

“During the snooze, you will not receive push notifications from Twitter,” Wong says. “The notifications will still appear in your Notifications tab, as indicated. You could always tap the  button to unsnooze or adjust the duration.”

The option is represented by a crossed-out bell found at the top-right of the notifications tab.

Wong says she found the snooze function while digging through the code for Twitter’s Android app.

“The app code indicates Twitter has recently started building this feature,” Wong noted.

The feature is believed to be part of the social media company’s efforts to promote digital wellbeing.

Although the code is being developed, not every experimental features gets deployed. In a statement to Digital Trends, a Twitter spokesperson declined to confirm the snooze function.

“Our teams are always thinking of new features for people to personalize their experience on Twitter,” the spokesperson said. “We’ll share more details on individual experiments as they’re live for people to test soon.”

Wong says Twitter has experimented with other wellbeing-based functions in the past, including an option to moderate replies to your own tweets.

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*First Published: Aug 7, 2019, 2:08 pm