Facebook Wants to Keep Your Ex From Ruining Your Day

November 20, 2015, 12:50 PM UTC

Social media has made dating as easy as just swiping right, but it has also made breaking up even harder to do.

That’s why Facebook (FB) is testing a new tool that allows users to customize just how much of their exes they’ll see on social media after they change a relationship status, according to a post on Facebook’s blog.

These tools will pop up when users change their relationship status and will allow them to decide to “see less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them. Their posts won’t show up in News Feed and their name won’t be suggested when people write a new message or tag friends in photos.”

In addition, it will ask the newly single user whether he or she wants to, “limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see.”

The tool is another in a series of changes that Facebook is considering, like killing its “other inbox,” and adding a “dislike” button. And while changes to the social media service might irk some users, investors absolutely love Facebook, and here’s why.

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