Facebook Year in Review Lets You Remove Bad Memories

Stop re-living bad breakups.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

It’s almost the end of 2015 and that means time for Facebook’s Year in Review. The nostalgic feature that looks back through all of your photos—including the embarrassing and traumatic moments--is no longer a reason to hide under a rock, because Facebook is letting you edit out bad memories.

According to Mashable, Year in Review has been redesigned and customized to filter out anything sad. Vacation selfies where you rocked an awful sunburn? Delete. Photos of your even more awful ex-boyfriend? Delete. Swap out any photos you don't want to appear with another image that you’ve uploaded or were tagged in. 

Last year, users blasted Facebook for featuring photos of memories they’d rather forget like photos of exes or friends who had died.

“We heard feedback last year that we need to do more to select the photos that are most enjoyable to people and make it easier for them to edit the photos they see and share in their Year in Review. So we've applied a unique set of filters to Your Year in Review to reduce the chance we’ll show you a photo you don’t want to see,” said a Facebook spokesperson.

Definite upgrade.

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