Despite all the problems and everything that is said about privacy on Facebook, the social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg continues to be one of the most used and popular in the world, which is why it is also one of the most It is activated in the background due to the large number of notifications that can be generated by the activity of our friends on the platform.

In fact, now that many users spend more time at home working or taking classes, it is normal that we get distracted easier with the phone, and Facebook notifications can be a problem. At Unocero we have already recommended some applications for home office and homeschooling, among which are apps that can block other social network applications for a certain time so as not to distract us, although if you want to avoid all that, you can also take advantage of Facebook’s own tool called Modo Silent.

What is silent mode?

As its name implies, this native Facebook function allows you to silence notifications so that they do not disturb us visually or audibly, that is, we will not see, hear or feel vibrations when notifications arrive on Facebook, so it is a good option to leave a the social network for a while, something that it would even seem impossible to imagine that it was developed by Facebook.

Silent mode is available on both Android and iOS, and the truth is that it is very easy to activate this mode, the problem is that there may be users who still cannot see this setting on their phone, because even though it was announced months ago , the deployment has been progressive and slow all over the world, so if you can’t activate silent mode, don’t worry, there is a workaround.

To activate the silent mode you must do the following:

  • Go to the application settings.
  • Look for the option “Settings and privacy”
  • Click on the option “Your time on Facebook”
  • Now scroll to the option “Silent Mode”

Silent mode can be programmed to activate only at the times you want, so you don’t have to be turning it off and on every day.

If the silent mode still does not appear on your phone then what you can do is that in the same configuration, scroll to the option of “Change notification settings” within the option of “Your time on Facebook” and then select “Push Notifications ”And activate the“ Mute push notifications ”button.

This is a workaround that will prevent notifications from distracting you, but unfortunately it cannot be activated and deactivated on a scheduled basis like silent mode.