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Facebook Hides Ex’s Posts After A Break Up To Help You Get Over Them

Breaking up is never easy. Having to see posts by your ex multiple times a day on social media makes matters even worse. Facebook understand the pain of ending a relationship apparently, and so it has launched new tool to help users get over their ex by hiding posts. That’s right. As soon as Facebook sees…

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  1. Profile photo of Ingrid
    April 11, 2016

    This will undoubtedly be helpful for a lot of people. Still, this seems to be a bit… much? I highly doubt you’ll be able to avoid your ex forever – much less so in our modern world filled with social media. Maturing would be a better option, in my opinion. Relationships usually fail – it’s not the end of the world

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  2. Profile photo of Leah
    April 5, 2016

    Such a brilliant idea, it just goes to show the people who make Facebook happen actually care about the people that use their site. Sometimes it’s too painful to delete someone who just yesterday was a major part of your life so this is great.
    Some couples break up and try to stay friends but if it’s too painful to see their face every time you log on but you can’t bring yourself to delete them (because friends) then this feature, which I’m sure can probably be reversed when needed is the best way to handle the situation.

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  3. Profile photo of Bella
    March 28, 2016

    Personally I think ‘delete’ is the best option, as you need to cut them out and move on. I think it’s a good idea for those who have family or children together, but you can monitor your own privacy settings to reflect this. Too much is on social media these days and you should make sure things don’t get over shared.

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  4. Profile photo of Rebecca
    March 25, 2016

    I wish I had’ve known about this earlier! It’s terrible having to see constant updates from your ex, but you don’t want to completely unfriend them – that would make you look bitter. But you also don’t want to see them having fun and dealing with things better than you either.
    In the digital age where we can’t hide as easily, this is a great feature, and something that needed to be added.

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  5. Profile photo of Kasey Martin
    March 25, 2016

    Gonna have to agree with Chelsea here. It seems a bit.. sad. Mature adults should be able to still see each other social media after they break up. When I left my husband (for many, many a reason) I decided I didn’t want to see his posts anymore so I unfriended him. There’s nothing “Basic b*tch” about that. It’s called moving on.

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  6. Profile photo of Fiona Fletcher
    March 24, 2016

    Most women I know would actually want to keep receiving details about their x on facebook. It’s our nature to want to know what he’s getting up to and who he’s getting up to it with. Think fb doing this on our behalf is a bit much, we always have the option to ‘unfollow’ if we wish.

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  7. Profile photo of Jo
    March 23, 2016

    I didn’t realize you could do this through Facebook. That’s a really nice feature. For all the benefits social media gives us, I also find that it makes life harder if you’re having problems with a particular person. If all of your friends are linked to that person it’s difficult to avoid them while staying in touch with everybody else. I’ve ended up feeling pushed out of entire friendship groups in the past because of having issues with some of the boys in them. I’ve also been on the other side in that I was the new partner of somebody who’s ex hadn’t moved on yet. I hadn’t done anything wrong as they had already been apart for a while, but they left comments on pictures of me; Pictures that I hadn’t even put up myself. It’d be nice to be able to try and avoid this type of thing from happening, as I was still feeling delicate after my previous bad relationship and could have done without the aggravation.

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  8. Profile photo of DuTrich
    March 21, 2016

    This isn’t anything you couldn’t do before on Facebook. You always have the option to “unsubscribe” from a friend and that way you don’t see their posts but don’t have to unfriend or block them. If you don’t want them to see your posts, just change your posts privacy options and put their name on the blocked list. I suppose it’s nice that Facebook has offered this option for those changing their relationship status, but it’s nothing new – just conveniently packaged.

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  9. Profile photo of Tiffany
    March 20, 2016

    Strangely, I’ve never heard about this. I do think that it would be useful, though. I personally hate when I’m looking through the “posts from this day” on other years and see posts I was tagged in by people I’m no longer friends with. No, Facebook, I don’t need to see posts by someone who I broke up with five years ago and defriended on your site. Thank you, though!

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  10. Profile photo of Alli
    March 17, 2016

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I had no idea about this, and it’s probably because I’m 22 and haven’t had a relationship since junior & senior year of high school. But I guess I’ll share this info with my friends that do have a boyfriend or a husband so they will know ahead of time if they ever need it!! 😀

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  11. Profile photo of Valerie
    March 16, 2016

    Honestly, I think hiding posts would make it worse. I mean, if you want to continue being a friend with that person, what’s the sense in barring contact completely? I can understand if that person was abusive or if the break-up was violent…but wouldn’t it just be wiser to delete and block that individual?

    I’m glad I’m single and don’t have to worry about FB drama. Lol.

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  12. Profile photo of Kate Horvath
    March 14, 2016

    Facebook is a little bit over manipulating this whole relationships thing. I just want to know one thing – only one – why the 9 people on my friend’s tab appears the way it appears, who are they? Why are they there? Are they the ones looking at my page or something else? Tell me.

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  13. Profile photo of Diane
    March 13, 2016

    This is amazing, way to go Facebook, although I have to ask, say your friends or his friends whom you’ve be-friended on Facebook, inquire or are overly inquisitive about your break-up or post pictures of themselves with your ex doing fun things while on your side, you are ‘wallowing in a dark abyss’… I guess in such times its best to just log out than stand in the ‘rain’.

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  14. Profile photo of Vet
    December 26, 2015

    This is the first time I’ve read of this feature in Facebook. But I must say this is extremely sensitive of the management of Facebook. Kudos for thinking of this feature. I’m sure a lot of people who experience separation from a romantic partner will come to appreciate. I think even those with broken friendships can benefit from this.

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  15. Profile photo of Chelsea Fritz
    December 22, 2015

    I feel like this is overreaching just a little bit. I mean, I guess if someone really needs it, that’s fine, but you can just scroll past it if you see it as it is, and most of the time it isn’t information that is something you couldn’t see coming, so… I guess it’s a cool feature if you are so heartbroken you can’t stand to use your mouse.

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