It’s that most wonderful time of year again — and for once, no, we’re not talking about the holidays or even New Year’s Eve. We’re talking about the time of year when everyone’s Facebook Year in Review starts taking over your newsfeed. As annoying as it might get, you have to admit it’s super interesting to see how Facebook has aggregated your photos over the year, and it can be kinda nice to take a trip down memory lane… that is, until you come face to face with a picture you did NOT want to see. For the first time ever, Facebook has added a crucial new update to the mix that you’re going to really appreciate.
Now you can actually edit which photos go into your Year in Review. This feature is available both through Facebook’s Year in Review desktop site and also through the mobile version. Select up to 10 photos that you uploaded to your profile over the year to make the best, more personal Year in Review page for 2015.
According to Facebook, this update was integrated after backlash from last year when the Year in Review churned up photos that users often didn’t want to be reminded of. “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,” Facebook said in a statement regarding the upgrade.
Oh good. No one has to see that horrifying photo your boyfriend posted of you sleeping with your mouth open mid-Netflix binge. Whew.
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