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Remove bad memories from your Facebook 'Year in Review'

Remove bad memories from your Facebook 'Year in Review'
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It's that time of year again. And, no, we're not talking about Christmas or the new year. We're talking about that time when Facebook begins sending out your "Year in Review." And while we hope 2015 has been filled with great experiences for everyone, we know that's not always the case. So, if you'd rather not revisit some bad memories, there is something you can do.

After releasing the feature last year, Facebook received a mixed response from users. Of course, those who'd had a great year enjoyed looking back on the events that occurred. But anyone who'd experienced a year that was less than grand found some of the reminders to be painful. Especially those who were healing after ended relationships, or who had lost loved ones.

This year, however, it seems Facebook learned its lesson. The new layout makes it easier to remove unhappy memories from the photos featured. You can exchange any images you'd rather not see with other images from your timeline, or even new images you've uploaded.

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In addition, the algorithm itself has been updated so you're unlikely to see unwanted images in the first place. According to a Facebook representative, the overall goal was to produce a Year in Review that every user would want to share with their friends and family.

You can find your Year in Review on Facebook. If you'd like to make changes to the photos that are included, simply click the "Edit" button at the top. You can then choose up to 10 images you'd like featured.

But you shouldn't stop there. If there are memories you'd rather not revisit, we recommend that you update the settings on your "On This Day " feature, too. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

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Source: Mashable
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