We鈥檝e all been to heartbreak city before where we blast Adele on repeat, go through boxes of Kleenex and just stalk our exes on social media. It鈥檚 a dangerous spiral that鈥檚 all too familiar. Facebook stalking might just be on of the worst things you can do to yourself post-breakup, because inevitably, you find yourself obsessing and feeling worse. Facebook is rolling out a brand new feature that aims to end stalking your ex online for good. Plus it鈥檒l give you the mental distance to get back to a good place.


When you now end a relationship on Facebook and change your relationship status from 鈥淚n a Relationship鈥 to 鈥淪ingle鈥 *sob*, the site/app will prompt you to try out some new tools. Without having to 鈥渦nfriend鈥 your ex 鈥 you know, in case someday the two of you want to attempt to be friends again? 鈥 you can choose to either see less of your former S.O. or block all mentions of them all together on the app. You鈥檒l no longer see their posts in your News Feed and there鈥檚 the added bonus of not having their name suggested when you鈥檙e writing a message or are tagging photos.


You can also limit how much your ex will be seeing of you 鈥 including tagged posts of you, your photos, videos and more. According to Facebook鈥檚 blog, they implemented this tool in an 鈥渙ngoing 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.鈥

We appreciate it, Facebook.

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