Facebook has launched its annual Your Year in Review feature and it now allowing users to edit the content.
This year, Facebook will only suggest the photos to include, but will enable users to pick and choose their own.
Facebook has also applied new filters to ensure photos people do not want to see will not appear in the highlights.
So, for example, if you’ve been in a breakup this year you’re unlikely to see smiley, smoochy photos with your ex partner.
“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,” said a Facebook spokesperson (via The Verge).
“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. And for the photos that our algorithms don’t catch, we’re giving people control over the photos in their Year in Review.”
The idea is to pull out the highlights of the year 2015, rather than just remind you of everything that absolutely sucked.
You can curate your own Year in Review now.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has pulled back on automated memory sharing this year, in order to give users more control.
The company’s On This Day feature was criticised for reminding users of bad memories.
Facebook quickly altered the feature to enable members to block memories featuring certain friends and dates.