In order to avoid last year’s catastrophe, you can now delete memories with Facebook’s ‘Year In Review’ instead of letting them all display. There might be moments you don’t want to see again. Be it from something tragic, like a picture of a departed loved one, from something more current like a fresh breakup, Facebook understands.
2014’s ‘Year In Review’ was not so happy
Last year, the social media giant made a huge mistake with its ‘Year In Review’ that was supposed to round up each user’s year. The point was to highlight the good memories, the happy times in the last 12 months. However, many users ended up with unwanted pictures that were more hurtful than cheerful.
This year, Facebook understands that things happen, people have bad days, couples break up, and there should be a way to not be reminded of it. That’s why the social media network will now allow their users to edit out the bad memories. Within the ‘Year In Review’ app, users can now browse through it and remove the pictures they do not wish before sharing it with the world.
They won’t show you pictures from memorialized accounts, photos tagged with your exes, or those with people you have blocked. A lot can happen in a year. Facebook is making an effort this time to help remove those sad memories by not pushing them into your face. And, like it did last year, displaying them out for everyone else to see.
By clicking the ‘edit’ button on your ‘Year In Review’ on the bottom, you can now choose which moments and pictures you show to the world. According to Facebook, they “heard” the feedback from last year, so they’re not offering more freedom. They will make it easier to pick the more enjoyable moments, and leave the tear jerkers behind.
The social media network is hoping that their filter will work as intended, and not repeat past mistakes. It would be a shame if they would have to offer another apology for the same thing this year, especially since the app was made with good intentions. Though there is a saying that the road to hell is paved with the same thing.
However, it takes a bit more than that, as Facebook is learning. It takes a proper filtering system, and a few tweaks that would allow users to choose their favorite moments. That way, they can avoid accidentally showing pictures that certainly wouldn’t be in the holiday spirit.
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