FBtutorial.com | New Features — Facebook recently launched a new experience that packages your recent memories in a delightful way for you to enjoy and share. It is a new way to recap your memories with friends on Facebook.
New Facebook Memories Feature
The new memories feature was announced by Facebook Product Manager, Oren Hod on August 25th, 2017 via Facebook Newsroom.
According to him, people come to Facebook to experience, share and talk about some of the most important moments happening in their lives, communities and around the world. Many of these moments are reminiscing past memories and moments between friends.
“Since launching On This Day more than two years ago, we’ve learned that there are many different types of memories and moments that people enjoy revisiting and celebrating, which is why we are excited to share that we’ve added two new ways for people to relive meaningful memories and celebrate special moments on Facebook”, Hod wrote.
Recapping Your Memories
Facebook launched a new experience that packages your recent memories in a delightful way for you to enjoy and share with friends. For related recent memories, Facebook bundles them into a monthly or seasonal memory recap story. Like On This Day, these memory recap stories will show up in News Feed and are shareable.
Celebrating Your Friendships
Facebook is also launching a new way to celebrate the actions that connect you and your community on the platform. There are two types of moments where you may see these celebratory messages – when you make a notable number of friends on Facebook, and when your friends have liked your posts.
Facebook plans to launch more messages like this in the next few months. Additionally, these messages are currently only shown to you, but will become shareable in the near future.
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Updates to On This Day and Memory Preferences
According to Oren Hod, Facebook received input from people over the past two years and have worked to improve On This Day, such as making controls and preferences easier to access. On This Day is one of Facebook’s most popular experiences and this feature is now available to everyone on Facebook.
“Finally, we know that occasionally there are some memories that may spark negative feelings that you would rather avoid. We’ve invested a lot in developing ways to filter content that will select photos we believe may be the most relevant and enjoyable to you.” – Facebook Product Development team
Facebook claims to know how much people cherish their friendships and memories, which is why they approach these social experiences with sensitivity and care.
The goal of Facebook is said to create a supportive environment that allows people to express their feelings and connect with what matters to them and their community.