Starting today, Facebook is testing tools to help people navigate that hard time when a couple is breaking up.
According to Facebook’s product manager Kelly Winters the ‘Take A Break’ feature is capable of:
- Seeing less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them.
- Their posts won’t show up in News Feed and their name won’t be suggested when people write a new message or tag friends in photos.
- Limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see.
- Edit who can see their past posts with a former partner and untag themselves from posts with that person.
When Facebook users change their relationship status from ‘happily married’ to ‘single’, they will also be prompted to try these tools. The tools are being tested in the US on mobile, and will be launched based on people’s feedback.