Facebook wants to help you move on. That guy/girl who broke your heart? They don't deserve you! You need a man/woman who appreciates you and can give you what you need. You are better off, trust us.
But as we all know, moving on in the social media age is hard. Unless you go on a massive "block all" spree (which you should anyway), you are in constant danger of seeing photos and posts that remind you that you are no longer with your significant other. Every time you login, it's like you are entering a giant football field full of booby traps. Make one wrong step and bam! You could accidentally see a photo from your one-year anniversary trip to San Diego and before you know it you are curled up in a ball under your bed, crying and eat an entire log of salami.
Well, Facebook is here to make sure that doesn't happen anymore. On Thursday, the website announced it was testing some new tools that will manage how users interact with former loves after a relationship ends.
"When people change their relationship status to indicate they are no longer in a relationship, they will be prompted to try these tools," reads the Facebook blog post. "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."
These tools include options to see less of your ex's name and profile picture without blocking or unfriending them, limiting what they see of your Facebook activity and the ability to edit and untag yourself from past posts and photos that include them.
Basically, you can wipe them from your social media feed, and you can wipe yourself from their feed. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Also, we're trying to not to laugh at how Facebook chose the name "Taylor" to use in these screenshots of the new breakup features. But, c'mon. We see what you did there, Facebook.
Facebook says they are currently testing these in the U.S. on mobile and based on feedback, the feature could roll out for everyone in the near future.
It's the ritualistic burning of all the old photos you hung on your bedroom wall, for the digital age! If you ever need to use this tool, we suggest blasting Hilary Duff's iconic "moving on" anthem, "Clean." It'll help, we promise.
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