Facebook relationships

Improving the Experience When Relationships End

Community Support FYI is a new series of blog posts about how we work to keep the Facebook community safe, supported and connected.

By Kelly Winters, Product Manager



19 November, 2015 could be marked as the anniversary for when Facebook grows up and admits not all relationships end well.

Called here in South Australia the “Advertiser of our modern times“, Facebook provides us with the “births, deaths and marriages” life scenarios, obviously means it also provides us with the divorces. And unfortunately, not all end with the Gwyneth Paltrow “conscious uncoupling” happiness.

Did it not end well for you? Why not “take a break“.

Facebook have provided the solution to activate tools which give people the option to quickly and easily:

  • See less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them.
    • Basically, 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.
  • Limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see.
  • Edit who can see their past posts with a former partner and untag themselves from posts with that person.

As with everything in Facebook land, this is in test in some areas of America and we have yet to give it a whirl ourselves.

Until then, keep stalking or ignoring that ex anyway, or simply block and move on!

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