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Facebook Tests Tools to Better Manage Relationships Ending

5:12 pm on Nov 20, 2015 (gmt 0)

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That time many have been through in the past; the end of a a relationship. Offline it was easy, you just avoided them, or even moved away. Nowadays, many people are online, and on Facebook, so it's tougher to avoid people if you're Facebook user. Clearly, there have been enough people on Facebook in the position of ending a relationship, for whatever reason.

Here's Facebook's test on making it easier to avoid someone, which is being rolled out to U.S. on mobile. Facebook says it'll review the test and may roll it out further based on feedback.

Starting today, we are testing tools to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended. When people change their relationship status to indicate they are no longer in a relationship, they will be prompted to try these tools. Facebook Tests Tools to Better Manage Relationships Ending [newsroom.fb.com]

Here's one of the screenshots showing the test options,
10:33 pm on Dec 3, 2015 (gmt 0)

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i think it is good that facebook are actually thinking about real issues that are important to real people! this is a good example of it ... and this is why they are streets ahead of anyone else regarding 'social'

... a bit tongue in cheek ...

... generally speaking with ex's ... what you want to do is ... spy on them; read all their messages with mutual friends just to see what's happening; have them not realise you are spying on them; check out all their potential new partners; see how badly they are doing; not see how well they are doing; see their lame, i made a mistake posts; don't see their, thank goodness i'm out of it posts!

and you want them to see: any HOT new friend you have; not see any unattractive new friedn you have; you having a great time; not see you having a bad time or any depressive posts!

now, implimenting all of that, would be vey cool! :)
9:34 pm on Dec 5, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I totally agree with you topr8. A lot of times after a break up people do a lot of creeping on their ex's. What would be nice though is to have an option to where you can limit the number of times you and or your ex can go on and view their facebook page during a time period, let's say per week. Yeah having the ability to block how much you see of them or they see of you doesn't stop them or you from viewing their facebook page even though it is limited. You would still go on their facebook page and that would bring back old memories and emotions regardless that there is a limit to what you can see. You or your ex would still be dwelling over the past which might cause you or them to do something stupid like drunk dialing hahaha. Now if they could limit the amount of times you could view their facebook page that would be awesome.
11:28 pm on Dec 5, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Now, if there were a facebook version of the restraining order ...