What Facebook should really do to help people who get dumped.
Facebook recently unveiled new tools to ease your painful transition back into single loserdom. But we’re surprised that they didn’t take a more pro-active approach.
Always on the look-out for ways to creep you the shit out, Facebook is now offering new tools to limit your exposure to the person who recently dumped you. (How do they know you got dumped? Don’t ask.)
Starting today, we are testing tools to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended.
These new preferences allow you to do the following:
- See less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them.
- 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.
It’s all good stuff, but if Facebook REALLY wanted to help you, they’d add a tool that photoshopped your face into pictures of you with your new celebrity girl- or boy-friend and posted them all over your Ex’s feed. Now THAT would be helpful.