Facebook: Breaking Up Shouldn't Be Hard To Do
Facebook is testing new tools to help people better manage relationships that have ended. The tools are activated when people change their status from "in a relationship with..." to something else. Users can choose to see less of a former partner's name/photo around Facebook without requiring them to be unfriended or blocked. The person's posts will no longer show up in News Feed. The tool helps limit the photos, videos, or status updates that are visible to an ex-partner. It also makes it simple to untag oneself from any photos that may be shared with an ex-partner, as well as edit who can see past posts with that person. Facebook said the new relationship-editing tools are available in the U.S starting today and will gradually roll out to other countries. The tools are optional to use, and Facebook hopes they'll help people "end relationships on Facebook with greater ease, comfort, and sense of control."
Facebook Takes Steps to Improve Mobile Profiles
Facebook today discussed several significant changes headed to user profiles on mobile devices. First, profile images can now be short, looping videos to highlight a new dimension of our personalities.
Facebook Gives Everyone More Control Over News Feed
Facebook today announced new tools that allow people to fine-tune what they see in their News Feed. It has added a series of preferences that make it possible to select which friends and Pages appear at the top of the News Feed.
Facebook Facial Recognition Tool Lets You Find Yourself In Untagged Photos
Facebook today rolled out a new feature meant to help people control when and where their image is posted to Facebook. Using the same facial recognition functions meant for tagging, Facebook will now notify people when they appear in a photo on Facebook even if they haven't been tagged.
Facebook Wants Albums to Become Destinations
Facebook is rolling out a change to its Albums tool in order to make them more social. Moving forward, Albums can store not only photos, but also videos, news stories, status updates, location check-ins, and more.