New tools from Facebook make it easier for you to forget your ex

New tools from Facebook make it easier for you to forget your ex
So you just broke up with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Coming after a nasty split, who wants to open up their Facebook app only to see reminders of the now shattered relationship? Facebook understands and is offering three tools that will limit how much you see from your ex on the site, how much he/she sees of you, and how much the rest of Facebook sees of older images showing both of you together.

Once you change your relationship status on Facebook to indicate that you are no longer in a relationship, the app will automatically prompt you to try these tools. Posts from a former partner can be stopped from gracing your News Feed, and Facebook can be blocked from suggesting that a message be sent to your former partner.

But that is only half the story. Now that you've done what you could to prevent the ex's name and photo from showing up on your Facebook page, certainly you are going to want to block her from reading your posts. Not only does Facebook give you this opportunity, it also can prevent others from seeing older pictures of you and your former partner together before the split.

Facebook is testing this out on mobile first before it decides whether to extend this to the desktop. That decision will depend on the feedback that Facebook gets. If you're the emotional type that finds it hard to cope after a relationship hit the rocks, you'll be happy that Facebook has taken the time to sit down and think about this.


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source: Facebook via TheVerge

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12 Comments

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I just unfriended my Ex- girlfriend ... Pretty easy! I recommend you to block it as well lol

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

IRK To Hell With These Tools LOL.

7. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Finally someone who lifts lol

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

AWWH thats sooo nice of FB There should be a option to unfriend their friends

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

just unfriend your ex, that works :)

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My Last Relationship Ended Well, We're Actually Still Friends, Crazy Right. And Why These Tools Anyway If The Break Up Was Bad Then Just Block Them If You Don't Want To Ever See Them On Fb Again.

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

but most people would want their exes to read all the garbage that they're posting after breaking up lol. -whatdoesntkillmemakesmestronger stuff rofl

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Damn I thought I'me the only one ;D

8. gdawilson

Posts: 285; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I've deleted all of my ex-girlfriends off of FB, and the pictures too #ProblemSolved

9. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Depends on how bad the breakup was. I dig it since in general I'm still cool with my exes enough to the point where I rarely delete them but I still don't really care to see old pics of us together.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Can I block my current girlfriend?

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

lame tool, such creates irriconcilation

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