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New Facebook feature to help get over breakups

  • Facebook is trying to
    ease the heartache of breaking up.
  •  
  • A new feature
    announced will allow people who have split up with a spouse or partner to turn
    on an option that spares them the emotional pain of constantly seeing their
    ex-lover’s posts and pictures in their news feed on the world’s largest social

    • Facebook is trying to
      ease the heartache of breaking up.
    •  
    • A new feature
      announced will allow people who have split up with a spouse or partner to turn
      on an option that spares them the emotional pain of constantly seeing their
      ex-lover’s posts and pictures in their news feed on the world’s largest social
      network, the
      Associated Press
      reported.
    •  
    • Facebook will begin
      testing the breakup protection on mobile devices in the US before deciding whether to offer
      it to all of its 1.5 billion account holders worldwide.
    •  
    • The option is
      designed for people who don’t want to risk offending a former husband, wife,
      girlfriend or boyfriend by taking the more extreme step of ejecting or blocking
      them from their Facebook network.
    •  
    • After changing their
      relationship status on Facebook, people will also be allowed to remove their
      names from past posts linking them to a former partner.
    •  
    • “This work is
      part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going
      through difficult moments in their lives,” Facebook product manager Kelly
      Winters wrote in a blog post.
    •  
    • The breakup
      protection serves as another reminder of how deeply ingrained Facebook has
      become in society. More than 1 billion people now hang out on Facebook at least
      once a day, and those who have the network’s addictive mobile application
      installed on their smartphones tend to visit even more frequently.

     

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