Search icon


14th Feb 2013

Bye Bye Heart Break: Have You Heard About The App That Helps You Erase Your Ex?

Breaking up is hard but this nifty little app has the potential to make it slightly easier. Would you download it?


Breaking up sucks. It sucks even more when you realise that you can’t log on to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram without being met by a slew of messages and pictures that feature your ex in some way. However, there is a new app that can take some of the pain out of breaking up in the digital age.

Killswitch is an app that promises to get rid of all those “kissy pictures, gushing posts” and “sappy statuses” on your Facebook that remind you of your ex.

Whether we like to admit it or not, we’ve all digitally marked our relationship at some point on Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you and your ex were tagged in the same picture or if you happily announced your loved-up status on the social networking site, there’s bound to be some small digital imprint of your relationship somewhere online.

Thankfully Killswitch can find it and, well, kill it. The app “seamlessly and discreetly removes traces of your ex from your Facebook profile so you can move on.”

This means that you don’t have to spend hours detagging yourself from pictures, you don’t have to take the drastic move of deactivating your account and, most importantly, you don’t have to stare at your ex’s face every time you login.

Killswitch helps you to erase your ex from your online life

To use the app you simply identify your target (your ex), you select the kinds of posts that you want the app to remove and then you “make the kill.”

The good news is that the app actually stores all these digital mementos of your relationship in a special secret album on your Facebook. You can access this album later on to  have a laugh or ask yourself ‘what was I thinking?!’ when the pain of the break-up has subsided substantially or you can reinstate all the pictures/posts if you and your ex end up getting back together.

This app sounds like an insanely good idea and you want to know what makes it even better? A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association of New York. So some hearts will be saved along the way.

The app went live in America today but given that it’s such a good idea, we imagine it’s only a matter of time before a version of it is launched over here.