Facebook To Finally Let You Remove ‘Year in Review’ Memories You Don’t Want to Relive
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.
What do you think of this Facebook update? Tweet us @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!