Facebook Makes Saying ‘Bye Felicia…or Felix’ Easier With New ‘Break Up Tools’


*Apparently Facebook is feeling all of the ex-lovers who no longer want to see a bunch of old memories taking up space in their new digs. After all, it took you long enough to get over him or her, so now that you have, why be forced to revisit pictures of the two of you in happier days…after the love is gone?

Facebook feels your pain and they have hooked you…us…up baby! They’ve installed break up tools by way of the DISlike button – so you and your ex-boo can make a clean getaway.

Bye Felix or Felicia…You ain’t got to go home but you’ve got to get the hell…well, you know where I’m going with that right?

“We’re starting to test these tools today in the U.S. on mobile, and we’ll make changes and roll them out further based on people’s feedback,” wrote Facebook Product Manager Kelly Winters in a blog post.

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

I can see all the cowards now (and I’m not necessarily counting myself out!). Palms just itching at the prospect of never having to be talked out of a relationship you both know is doomed because now, you don’t have to break the news face-to-face).


“We discovered that we all have a range of emotions we’d like to express in addition to affirmation, most notably a way to show empathy,” said Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a Q&A session on Tuesday, September 15. Zuckerberg says the tool has been in the works for a while.

Empathy? In this generation? I don’t think so. The only thing this generation seems to empathize with on social media is a video of the Kardashians.

…and a good recipe.

And I don’t know about a “dislike” button revealing my breakup. Why do I have to dislike the person? All breakups are not bad ones. Sometimes it just didn’t work out for us to be lovers; but that doesn’t mean I dislike you.

It will be interesting to hear YOUR thoughts on this new breakup tool. Does saying ‘goodbye’ have to mean you ‘Dislike’ your ex? What would be a more appropriate button(s)?


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