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Facebook Is Fixing the Worst Part of Breaking Up With Someone

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When a relationship falls apart, you generally want nothing to do with your former partner. No contact, no updates, nada. But social media makes it all too tempting to keep tabs on your ex — even if you don’t actually want to.

Now, Facebook has a plan to make breakups a little easier to manage. The social network is testing a new feature that will let you reduce the number of posts you see from your ex, all without unfriending or blocking them. You can even go back and de-tag yourself from photos with your former significant other, if you feel the need to go full Scorched Earth.

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Facebook will ask you if you want to try the new tools if you change your relationship status.

“This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives,” wrote Facebook Product Manager Kelly Winters in a blog post Thursday. “We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control.”

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