The world’s biggest social network platform, Facebook, on Thursday began testing a new tool that will help couple ease off the pain and heartache of break up.
According to the Company’s product manager, Kelly Winters, the feature will allow people who have split up with a spouse or partner, to turn on an option that spares them the emotional pain of constantly seeing their ex-lover’s posts and pictures in their news feed.
Winters also said, Facebook will begin testing the break-up protection on mobile devices in the US before deciding whether to offer it to all of its 1.5 billion account holders worldwide.
Winters said: “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.”
Users can use the tools to see less of a former husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend’s name and profile picture at Facebook without having to “unfriend” or block the person.