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Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 20th 2015, 08:38 PM

So I was just reading about facebook's new feature called "take a break". It allows people who have recently broken up with their ex have more options to remove temporarily from their social media.

Article here: http://wjbf.com/2015/11/20/facebooks...erase-your-ex/

What's everyone think? Has facebook gone a little too maternal in trying to protect its users from heartache? Or is this a feature you could see yourself using?

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 20th 2015, 09:05 PM

I guess it's alright. I don't use facebook and have never dated so it wouldn't really affect me.
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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 20th 2015, 09:21 PM

I thought it was already possible to hide posts from certain people if you didn't want to see it or didn't want the other person to see it?

I guess it's cool. I wouldn't use it. I'd just delete the person if I felt like I had to.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 20th 2015, 09:40 PM

I saw that come up on my newsfeed but I didn't read it. If it's optional, I think it's a cool feature to help people cope. As long as it doesn't just automatically start hiding ex's posts; I generally don't mind new features as long as they're adjustable from the user end. For me, I'd like to imagine if I broke up with my current partner it would be a positive breakup and we'd still be involved in each others' lives, so I wouldn't want this for him. BUt there are other people that I would love to be able to reduce contact with them without deleting. I already do this with "unfollowing" and putting them on my "acquaintance" list. I'm also pretty quick to delete annoying people and not too afraid of what they'll think, but that's just me.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 21st 2015, 01:16 AM

I have hid my posts from my mom, grandma and stop mom for a year now and it's fine.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 21st 2015, 02:22 AM

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I'd just delete the person if I felt like I had to.
I've done the same thing in the past on Facebook.

I've deleted my ex, his brother and one of his friends after we broke up.

I guess it's alright to have haha.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 21st 2015, 04:43 AM

I think the best aspect of this is that it untags photos. When I break up with someone, I usually remove all evidence that we were ever together just so I don't have to see it, so if Facebook can help do some of that work then I think it's great.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 21st 2015, 10:28 AM

I think it's a good feature to have. But I'm not sure if I would use that, delete my ex, or take time off Facebook. I know that if I hide posts and things, I would be constantly checking their profile for updates. So it's better if I delete them or try to leave Facebook for a while

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 22nd 2015, 01:42 PM

This is very helpful, I mean if it was a bad break-up and you use that option it would make things a lot easier for yourself and un-tag those photos. However, what if those photos you are tagged in then un-tag where your ex still has them? There should be an option to delete them so both parties won't see those photos of them together cause it could be hard on one or both of them.

Or if it wasn't a bad break-up but it was mutual and they are fine with the photos, there is an option for that, to see less of their news feed and what the ex posted.

I think it's a great idea that Facebook is doing this. Hopefully they add more options in for this.

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Re: Facebook's new "Take A Break" feature. - November 22nd 2015, 08:16 PM

This is pretty cool. I've never really experienced a breakup that wasn't mutual or ending on good terms, so I can't really see me using this much, but it's nice to know they're releasing features for people that may have a hard time after a break up.


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