Friction for Facebook

Friction for Facebook

Makes Facebook less addictive Friction makes Facebook less addictive by: 1) Dimming alert badges to a calm grey 2) Makes the notification box more boring 3) Auto-hides the newsfeed and adds a delay to loading it

What is Friction for Facebook?
Friction for Facebook is a Firefox add-on that makes Facebook less addictive by dimming alert badges, making the notification box more boring, and auto-hiding the newsfeed. It adds friction to bad habits and makes stimuli less alarming.
Stats
Users: 23 ▲ 1
Rating: 4.33 (6)
Version: 0.1.0 (Last updated: 2018-08-05)
Creation date: 2018-08-05
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://www.facebook.com/*
  • https://www.facebook.com/*
  • http://web.facebook.com/*
  • https://web.facebook.com/*
Size: 16.61K
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Summary

Makes Facebook less addictive Friction makes Facebook less addictive by:

  1. Dimming alert badges to a calm grey
  2. Makes the notification box more boring
  3. Auto-hides the newsfeed and adds a delay to loading it

The problem with other productivity apps like StayFocused and News Feed Eradicator is that they don't tackle the main root of why people end up procrastinating on sites: they are deliberately designed to be highly addictive.

Friction for Facebook tries to undo the work of addiction engineers not by forcing you to go cold-turkey, but by adding friction to bad habits and making stimuli less alarming.

User reviews
This is great! Hope you'll make an update for the new version of FB!
by Gnux, 2020-09-07

Hiding and delaying the feed gives me an invaluable benefit. I just close the tab if I don't get instant gratification.

by Archangel Metatron, 2020-03-01
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Safety
Risk impact

Friction for Facebook is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Friction for Facebook if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Friction for Facebook has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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