When a long-term relationship ends, the worst thing about it isn’t telling everyone you know or hearing “your” song pop up unexpectedly on Pandora. No, the worst thing about a relationship ending is Facebook. You’ve spent the last two years of your life documenting every moment together, and now you have to delete all of it. Anniversaries, holidays, pumpkin patches, poof. All gone. And you have to meticulously delete or hide each and every individual picture, moment, and status as Facebook makes you relive all of the moments you now wish you could forget. Pretty shitty, huh?
Well, now Facebook is finally looking out for you and wants to save you from the pain of untagging because now it can literally erase your relationship for you. Starting today, when you update your relationship status to “single,” Facebook does the equivalent of showing up at your front door with a gallon of ice cream, a bottle of liquor, and matches to burn everything down. You’ll immediately be prompted with new settings you can access, such as limiting visibility to your ex’s posts, updating your privacy settings to prevent future creeping, allowing you to be the only person who can see all of your old couple photos, and immediately untag yourself from every photo with that person. Just like that, it’ll be just like your ex never existed.
This is really awesome, but now that we know what technology can really do, can we PLEASE stop suggesting all of my exes as “friends I may know”? Now I know you’re just messing with me. .
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