New Facebook Feature Helps You Forget About Your Ex

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Thanks to Facebook’s recent ‘On This Day’ feature, you can often wake up in the morning to forgotten memories – some good, some bad.

The feature serves as a reminder to, well, what exactly happened on this day up to three years ago. But not every memory is a happy one.

Quite often, those ‘moments’ can stick a post right in front of your grill that doesn’t exactly wake you up raring to go. From an ex-partner to a deceased loved one, it can sometimes be a pretty unpleasant experience.

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Well, Facebook has noted this, and have tackled it head on by providing us with the option of removing certain people from appearing.

Here’s how it works

– Sign in to Facebook, and head to
– Click the “Preferences” button in the top right-hand corner of the banner.
– Click “Edit” next to either the People or Dates option on the Filters box.
– Add in any people or dates you don’t want to be reminded of.

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This change is just one of many that Facebook have recently made. The biggest being the introduction of the new Reactions, which – when rolled out worldwide – will serve as an alternative to the Like button.

Basically, it will allow miserable people to express how they really feel about a Facebook post, rather than just ignoring it and moving on.