Facebook is testing tools to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on the platform after a relationship has ended.
When people change their relationship status to indicate they are single, they will be prompted to try these tools.
The new Facebook tools will give people the option to:
  • See less of a former partner’s name and profile picture around Facebook without having to unfriend or block them. Their posts won’t show up in News Feed and their name won’t be suggested when people write a new message or tag friends in photos.
  • 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.
“We’re starting to test these tools today in the US on mobile, and we’ll make changes and roll them out further based on people’s feedback,” said Facebook.