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The improved Your Year in Review will ban any painful memory from last year. Facebook has re-launched the Your Year in Review tool that allows you to relive your past 12 months. If you are not familiar with the tool, what it basically does is share the picture you posted in the last year combined with pictures that you have been tagged in. This year though Facebook has decided to change for the better due to the criticism that the tool has received last year.
The harsh criticism the tool faced was because Facebook chose the pictures to be posted in its own algorithm, leaving the users in no control over the information posted. Sad moments like deaths, divorces or breakups weren’t memories that people chose to share with their friends.
This time the company will allow you to decide which pictures you want to make the final cut. You will be able to replace any photo that you posted or have been tagged in. This way Facebook wants to show their users that their opinion is heard and matters. They also want to emphasize that every user is in control of his account and what is posted there.
The tool is more simple, new filters have been added and the user has more control over it. You will be provided 10 photos by the tool that will appear in chronological order. Last year the tool provided you with more than 10 photos, one photo for each month of the year. One of the company’s spokesperson said that the tool will give you more of a card than a video.
The 10 photos that Facebook will suggest are based on likes and comments. Pictures from memorialized accounts, pictures with exes, pictures on accounts that you have blocked and persons added On This Day preference will be restricted on the new tool. Thus, Facebook wants to assure you that it will make you pleasure to watch it and so only good moments will be shown and any painful memory will be banned.
This year you will have to look for a box situated near your News Feed. No more photos will appear due to the backlash Facebook got last year when on Eric Meyer’s News Feed appeared an inconsiderate photo.
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