According to a recent blog post, Facebook ‘On This day’ feature lets users block unwanted memories from the past. The decision came after the social network received complaints from users claiming they have been morally affected by the past images that were automatically displayed on their news feed.
- Facebook’s new ‘On This Day’ features
- Users opinion on Facebook’s changes
- Similar changes that Facebook has made in the past
It seems many Facebook users are eager to share their memories on the social network, without ever thinking of possible consequences. Yet, the recent ‘On This Day’ feature, which has been added on Facebook’s timeline seems to affect many more users. Apparently, users like to brag about their boozing habits, but they don’t like to be reminded of them.
Given the recent complaints they have received, Facebook has decided to add new blocking features to its ‘On This Day’ option. Users, who have had the opportunity of sharing ‘On This Day’ photos, are probably aware that the social network does not automatically post the picture on your timeline, but first lets you decide whether you want to make the post public or not.
Starting today, users will have many more options to choose from, according to Facebook’s spokespersons. For starters, users can choose the persons they want the message to be shared with by simply accessing the Preferences menu and selecting his/her friends. In addition, users can choose specific dates from the same Preference menu, Facebook has further explained.
Users were glad to hear that Facebook has finally decided to change ‘On This Day’ feature. Most social network users have explained that the feature usually gave them headaches, especially when it reminded them of a less happy event in their lives.
Some users were saddened to see pictures of their exes or pictures of deceased persons and they were glad that Facebook decided to change the setting for the ‘On This Day’ option. Similar negative comments were received when Facebook first introduced the ‘Your Year in Review” feature several years ago.
The social network had to apologize to Eric Meyer because he was reminded of his deceased daughter in the “Your Year in Review” feature. The picture showcased his young daughter at a party surrounded by her friends. The post was very disturbing for Eric, who was still grieving for his daughter; therefore, Facebook officially apologized to the man.