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Facebook Introduces Tool to Make Break Ups Easier

By piranha

23rd November 2015

As if a break up isn’t hard enough, without stumbling across social media updates from your ex. Facebook has announced that it will be releasing a new tool to tackle this problem and help users get over past relationships.

At the moment, the only way to ensure that you don’t see someone’s profile on the social media platform is to block or unfriend them. If you do this, it is quite obvious to the other person as they will see that you’re no longer connected or that your profile has disappeared.

The new feature will allow you to edit what your ex can see, without them knowing. This will include the visibility of both past and future posts, photos and videos.

In the settings, there will also be options to limit your former partner’s name and profile picture, meaning that they won’t appear when you are using Facebook.

If you no longer want to be tagged in posts and photos of you and your ex, you will be able to remove these tags in one go.

Kelly Winters, Facebook’s Product Manager, said in a blog post; “Facebook is a place for sharing life’s important moments, which for many people include their romantic relationships. When a relationship ends, we’ve heard from people that they sometimes have questions about the options available to them on Facebook.”

“Starting today, we are testing tools to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended. When people change their relationship status to indicate they are no longer in a relationship, they will be prompted to try these tools.”

“This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives. We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control.”

Facebook has started testing these tools today on U.S mobile users. They have said that they will be gathering feedback and making the necessary improvements, before rolling the feature out fully to the rest of the world.

Would this feature help you to get over a breakup?  Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

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