Facebook Launches Tools To Ease Relationship Break-ups


Facebook is testing a new set of features ease the pain of a relationship break-up by asking them if they want ‘to take a break’ from their ex on the site.


The social network giant will give users who have recently ended a relationship the option to see less of their former partner around the site without having to unfriend or block them.

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.

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The new features will give users the options to:

  • See less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them. Their posts won’t show up in News Feed and their name won’t be suggested when people write a new message or tag friends in photos.
  • Limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see.
  • Edit who can see their past posts with a former partner and untag themselves from posts with that person.

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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 

The extra settings will initially be rolled out to Facebook mobile users in the United States and further rolled after the test period.

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