You've seen it: you open up Facebook on your computer or phone, only to see a friend's relationship status change: Gwen Stefani went from being "married" to "it's complicated with Blake Shelton," or any of the various permutations of coupling the social media giant offers. But when it goes from "being in a relationship" to "single," well, you likely cringe -- and it's only worse for at least one of the people involved.
Facebook's finally doing something about that.
According to a new post on Facebook's blog titled "Improving the Experience When Relationships End" by Product Manager Kelly Winters, the ubiquitous social media platform is testing out new options for when people change their relationship statuses -- a welcome modification, as the previous way to avoid an ex online was either deleting them manually and blocking them entirely, or just quitting Facebook cold turkey. Facebook probably doesn't want you doing that latter one.