SAN FRANCISCO -- Breaking up in the digital age can be rough, but Facebook is making the process a bit easier with a new tool that hides posts made by your ex-partner. The new feature rolled out Thursday to mobile Facebook users in the United States.
With this new breakup tool, Facebook makes it easy for users to hide any new or old posts made by their ex without having to unfriend their former partner or go back and manually delete old status posts, photos or videos. Now, when users end a relationship, Facebook will automatically prompt them to try out the new feature.
"This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives," Facebook said in a blog post. "We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control."
As seen above, the new tool lets users hide posts by their former partners or hide their own posts from their ex. Additionally, it is now easier for Facebook users to go back and hide past posts with a former partner. It can also be used to quickly untag yourself from older posts.
The feature is still being tested, but Facebook said it hopes to introduce it to wider audiences once it receives feedback from early testers.