Facebook tries to ease heartache of breakups with new tool

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to ease the pain of breaking up.

A new feature will allow people who’ve split up with a spouse or partner to turn on an option that spares them the emotional pain of constantly seeing their ex-lover’s posts and pictures in their news feed.

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Facebook 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 account-holders worldwide.

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