This dedicated section will reflect back on your past moments that you shared with family and friends on the social networking site through the years. This is essentially an extension to the “On This Day” feature that you were notified with to look back on what you shared on that exact date last year or years prior.
Facebook has introduced a dedicated page where users can find all of their status and photo updates that they’ve shared with their friends and family in the past. Called Memories, the new section will be an extension to the Facebook feature “On This Day” that reflected on what exactly you posted a year ago or years prior or the moments you shared with your friends.
Since getting its own dedicated page, Memories will include many subsections which will let you sort out your memories and find the moment you might be looking for from the past. There’s a new “Recap of Memories” which plays a video message of monthly or seasonal memories over the years. “Memories you have missed” shows a few posts from last few weeks that you might have missed out on.
Facebook has also retained the “On This Day” section which now shows all of the past content that was shared and posted on a particular day in the past. The social platform will now let you see the list of friends that you made on a certain day through a video message or a collage that’s titled “Friends Made On This Day”. Users have the right to control what’s visible in the Memories section and can choose to opt out of viewing some content that you don’t want to be visible anymore.
The new Memories page is just Facebook’s way of complimenting the “On This Day” feature which was rolled out in 2015 as a means to notify you of your own posts or the posts/comments you were tagged in. The new section can be accessed on Mobile and desktop as a bookmark inside the “More” tab at the bottom right of the Facebook mobile app or on the left side of the News Feed when accessed through a desktop. Memories will also be shown through your notifications and messages on your News Feed or by clicking a URL made for the memories section.
Complimenting the latest announcement, Facebook Product Manager, Oren Hod wrote “We know that memories are deeply personal — and they’re not all positive. We try to listen to feedback and design these features so that they’re thoughtful and offer people the right controls that are easy to access. We work hard to ensure that we treat the content as part of each individual’s personal experience, and are thankful for the input people have shared with us over the past three years”.
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