Facebook And Google Now Let You Erase That Horrible Ex Out Of Your Life

by 3 years ago

Have you ever had a traumatic breakup, and you’re trying to cope with the disastrous end to the relationship only to be reminded by a photo on social media of your ex-girlfriend who you adored, but she broke your heart? Facebook and Google have rolled out features to help erase ex-lovers from your social media life.

Until now, you’ve had to hide your ex, unfriend them or block them. Those actions are fairly effective, but it’s not 100 percent because you can still be tagged in your ex’s old photos, or see their name auto-populate when you go to write a message. A new Facebook update allows you to decide how much of your ex you see or completely erase her from your social media life all together.

You can limit how much of your ex you see on Facebook, so you don’t start crying in the middle of your calculus class after accidentally seeing a pic of her.

You’ll also be able to limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see. So that means if you think you have a chance of getting back with her, but still want to post pics of your dates from hot chicks you meet on Tinder you can do so.

And lastly, you may also limit people’s ability to see past posts where the two of you are together. Don’t want to blow your chances with a possible new girl.

That new features went into effect on Thursday.

“This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives,” Facebook product manager Kelly Winters wrote in a blog post. “We hope these tools will help people end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort and sense of control.”

Google is also offering a way to make that hateable ex-girlfriend disappear from your online life. At the end of October, the Google Photos app had a new feature that would “hide a person from appearing.” The photos aren’t actually deleted, but instead they’re just “stashed away in a digital locker until they’re not so emotionally draining.”

But who are you kidding, your insecure ass will be stalking that poor girl’s Facebook every 11 minutes to check to see if she’s getting new dick.

[TheVerge]


 

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