There are so many ways to burn bridges. And Valentine’s Day could be the PERFECT time for you to dump that annoying soon-to-be ex from your life. Your Facebook life, that is. New mobile app KillSwitch makes it easy to eliminate your ex’s entire presence on your Facebook timeline — in one fell swoop. The app is set to launch Thursday, February 14, you know, the Hallmark holiday of hearts, flowers, and candy.
The caveat is you still have to be friends with your ex to use the app. (So, don’t make any brash decisions, post-breakup.) Simply identify the target ex from your list of friends. The app then crawls your profile for content (photos, videos, wall posts and status updates) linked or tagged with that person’s specific Facebook ID. In the next step, you have the option to delete all the content or manually select and vanquish certain interactions.
The app will cost $0.99 in the App Store and Google Play, and each sale will benefit the American Heart Association of New York.
Don’t have an ex in mind? Use KillSwitch to abort all kinds of Facebook relationships: friends, co-workers, ex-in-laws, etc.
“People might think that Facebook won’t like a service like this,” says Erica Mannherz, co-founder of ClearHart, KillSwitch’s agency, “but in essence, what KillSwitch does is allows users to feel even more comfortable about sharing because it allows them to control and cut down some of the unnecessary negative consequences of doing so.”
If you think breakups don’t happen on VD, they do. Just ask Punkmetalmamma…sniff sniff. You get over it. Eventually.