If you broke up with someone, you probably couldn’t stand to see Facebook photos of them in someone else’s arms. Well, here is a tech-savvy way to avoid it on Renren, the Facebook clone that is still popular among Chinese college students. Launched timely around the Chinese Valentine’s Day, the app is designed by Xie Mengfei, a third-year student at Wuhan University (WHU).

Install the Chrome app “Breakup Machine,” enter your ex’s name, select what you want to erase (photos, statuses, blog entries etc), the Breakup Machine will remove everything about your ex on Renren. It works like KillSwitch which helps remove ex’s traces on Facebook.

Xie has previously coded several other hot apps for WHU students, most notably the WeChat public account “WHU Assistant” that Xie put together within 9 hours.

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Rita Liao

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