Facebook says it is testing some breakup tools that will help people to manage the new status.
The company will begin testing the breakup protection on mobile devices in the US before deciding whether to offer it to all of its 1.5 billion accountholders worldwide.
A judge in New York said using Facebook to send a divorce summons was completely legal.
Facebook’s new breakup tool is about altering what a former flame can see, but without them knowing you’ve done anything.
According to the company, the tool allows people 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. The tool will also limit the photos, videos or status updates that a former partner will see.
Facebook users can also edit who can see their past posts with a former partner and untag themselves from posts with that person.
If you have already broken up with someone and have adjusted your Facebook status accordingly, you can still go back and use these tools, says Facebook – they will be available from the Help Center at any time.