Facebook Would Now Like You to Get Over Your Ex Quickly

Don't cyberstalk. You can do it.

Most of us have been there.

We’re in a shaky relationship. Conversations aren’t going as easy. You would rather Netflix than “chill”. And then, before you know it, the thrill is gone. Before you know it, her friends are talking about you, his buddies are look sad and trying to figure out how they slide you their digits, and then it happens… the unfriending!

It’s awful when you discover it, for two reason — 1.) the spark has finally fizzled and 2.) you can’t stalk anymore.

The sting. The bruises. And all those rebound voyages to the bar really suck. So, stop your pouting and nursing your beer. Your friends at Facebook are here to (finally) save the day. Introducing a tweak to your privacy settings that will help you troll less.

“When a relationship ends, we’ve heard from people that they sometimes have questions about the options available to them on Facebook,” Facebook product manager Kelly Winters said in a blog post. “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.”




Essentially, it’s close to muting on Twitter, but this stalking central, so good times! See ya’ on the rebound.

Publish date: November 20, 2015 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/facebook-would-now-like-you-to-get-over-your-ex-quickly/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT