Facebook Tests Tool to Make It Easier to Remove Your Ex [POLL]
Breaking up in the modern age can be tough, right? Not that long ago breaking up usually meant you'd need to go through a box of momentos and personal photos with memories of your ex. Now you need to go through and clear your social media history, but Facebook could be making the easier.
Facebook is testing a tool that you could consider to be a "breakup protection tool." This means that some users will be able to mark their former lovers as an ex. By doing that you won't need to unfriend them, and you won't be subjected to their posts in your newsfeed. If the test goes well, Facebook will roll out the feature to all users.
After you change your relationship status, the new tool will allow you to mark your former significant other as an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. By doing that, you will also be able to remove your ex to be able to remove all posts that you had tagged your ex in while you were together.
Facebook says, "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."
My mother said I was heartless when I went through a breakup a few years ago, but I immediately cleared through all of the photos, tagged statuses, etc. with my ex. Having this tool would have saved me a LOT of time.