Facebook: helping you through heartache

Tools being tested to reduce number of posts from or featuring your ex.

Facebook is testing ways to help people manage how they interact with former partners.  A prompt to use the tools will appear when someone changes their relationship status.  The tools provide options to:

  • See less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them (similar to a Twitter mute option)
  • Hide your own posts from your ex
  • Untag yourself from previous posts linked to your ex

The tools are currently being tested in the US.

For more information, including screenshots of the options, see the Facebook blog.