Facebook Wants to Make it Easier to Get Over Your Ex
Facebook is making it easier to stay resolved in your breakup.
The company announced Thursday that is testing features that might make it easier to break up online.
Facebook will now provide a variety of options when a person changes their relationship status in a way that indicates they are no longer attached. For instance, users will have the option to see less of their ex’s name and profile, and their posts won’t show up in that person’s news feed.
The ex will also not be a suggested person to tag in photos, and overall their pictures and status updates will be limited.
Facebook says its starting to test these features in the United States on mobile and will expand them based on user feedback.
“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,” the company said in a statement.