Facebook Knows That “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?”

Breakups, especially when they’re not your doing, are not terrifically easy, but Facebook believes it has the tools to make it a little more manageable.

Facebook Knows That "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?"

Facebook makes amends?

There is little question in my mind that Facebook has caused a great many breakups. I’m not saying it was their fault that re-connection with a high school girlfriend was viewed as “flirting” by a privacy invading girlfriend. What I am saying is, I’m quite certain that Facebook has indeed, caused countless breakups. I don’t think they will ever take credit for this nor own up to it but possibly, just possibly, it’s its pangs of guilt that sees Facebook announcing that’s here to help you as you breakup with your significant other.

And Facebook says they have the tools to do it.

“We’re starting to test these tools today in the U.S. on mobile, and we’ll make changes and roll them out further based on people’s feedback,”  Facebook product manager Kelly Winters wrote in a blog post. “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.”

What are these tools Facebook?

Apparently, Facebook’s efforts to shield you from the pain only if you are living in the United States and using Facebook on mobile.

But if you’re one of the “lucky” ones, Facebook is happy to (if asked) keep your ex out of your News Feed, stop suggesting that they be tagged in a photos. On the other side, Facebook will happily untag you in his or her photos in one bold swoop.

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

How do I sign up Facebook?

The aforementioned tools and others will become available to you the moment you change your relationship status to either “single” or “divorced.”

But that’s not to say you’ll use them.

And why would you? If your over someone move on. If that person won’t do the same, block them for a bit.

Live your life as you would before Facebook and I won’t have to write about Facebook trying to help.

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About the Author

Brendan Byrne
While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at [email protected]

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