Should Facebook know and should it care?
We think it’s getting a bit out of hand now! Don’t’ take us wrong, we are all happy early adopters of quality tech, but maybe Facebook is starting to get a little bizarre. Recently, it also initiated its safety check which by all means is a success story in its initial stages, but creating a break up tool simply doesn’t add up.
Before we get on to our own analysis of this upcoming tool extension on Facebook, here’s what’s expected of it.
Features of the new tool
Facebook’s trialing is hoping to make relationships easier on you when they turn sour. So, how does this work? This new tool is supposed to limit the amount of information an ex can see without them knowing of it. Aren’t you supposed to simply block and ‘unfriend’ the people you don’t want in your life anymore? Sounds much easier and more logical! Anyhow, the tool will further allow Facebook users to see less of their ex’s former pictures and tags on your profile without having to block them. You will not be able to receive any news in your newsfeed sections and also they will not show up as suggested names to be tagged in photos or posts.
Also, you will be able to ‘untag’ yourself from former pictures together with your ex without having them to know about it by altering your privacy settings.
Here’s what Kelly Winters had to say on this new development:
“Facebook is a place for sharing life’s important moments, which for many people include their romantic relationships. When a relationship ends, we’ve heard from people that they sometimes have questions about the options available to them on Facebook.”
She further added, “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.”
This new ‘break up’ tool is supposed to be rolled out o gain acceptance in the US first, with plans to branch out and be used by global users later.
“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. All of these tools are optional, and people will be able to access them in the help center anytime.” reported Facebook’s production manager Kelly Winters.
Call us old school but we believe much better ideas can be espoused by Facebook to outfit the needs of its users in more efficient manners and with something that is far more productive. In older times if we didn’t want to see someone, we would simply not see them and that was it.
Only the youth today might need something of this sort, but we didn’t.