Facebook Launches New 'Memories' Section for Reflecting on Old Photos, Posts and Life Events

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Facebook today announced the launch of a dedicated "Memories" section on its social network, which the company says is designed to be a single place on Facebook to reflect on "the moments you've shared with family and friends."

    Memories, which is an expanded version of the current "On This Day" feature, provides a look back at posts and photos, friends you've made, and major life events.


    Facebook says the Memories page will integrate several sections, including "On This Day," which will continue to show posts and photos and "Friends Made On This Day," highlighting when you added a person as a friend.

    Recaps of Memories will also be included, featuring monthly recaps of memories that have been bundled into a message or a short video, and finally, the section will house "Memories You May Have Missed," highlighting new content if you haven't checked your memories lately.

    Facebook says that Memories will be customizable using built-in controls to hide content if desired.
    The new Memories section, which is rolling out, can be accessed through a Memories link, to the left of the News Feed when on a computer, and in the "More" tab on mobile devices.

    Article Link: Facebook Launches New 'Memories' Section for Reflecting on Old Photos, Posts and Life Events
  2. EdT macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Just in case they missed an opportunity to harvest some sellable data from when you originally posted.
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Does Facebook include (in this update) when they lied to the users and sold their information to anyone with the cash in the new memories?
  4. PierJes macrumors newbie


    Mar 21, 2016
    Quebec, QC. Canada
  5. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2009
    One day, every Facebook user... and I mean every single one, will look back at what a tremendous waste of time it was.

    You ultimately give Zuckerberg everything and it leaves you with nothing.
  6. Mike MA, Jun 11, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018

    Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Their common sense should tell more and more people to avoid FB.
  7. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    A company too focused on the past will soon find its presence only there.
  8. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Not to be negative, but that day will never come. People are so trapped and addicted because of the staleness of their lives that they won’t leave. It would require a dramatic change like starting a business or the like. Spoken from experience.
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cool another Facebook feature I won’t use. If I didn’t get so many clients from there I would have left it entirely.
  10. EdT macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    There is nothing wrong with sharing photos or experiences or keeping in touch with people. The problem was that to make money FB sold information it harvested from its users, most-at least initially- had no idea it was happening.

    A lot of people still don’t understand what Facebook is doing. It doesn’t happen instantly in many cases and it’s hard connect cookie information gathered by company A to spam or targeted messages from other ’people’ who feed them what they want to hear.

    End users aren’t blameless but many just don’t grasp the scope of what privacy invasion can cover.
  11. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2009
    People don’t know that they’re the product. They provide data willingly. It’s monetized to keep the whole charade going. As people move into regretting it and quit, fresh meat comes in to keep it going. They all end up at the same place... eventually.
  12. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
  13. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Oh this will be a great reminder of exactly how much crap FaceBook has on everyone.

    I used FaceBook from 2004-2010 with some boycotts in the middle at various points. By 2010 my usage had faded and I was sick of their crap and came to this same realization and I shut it down completely. I tried to remove as much data as I could and changed my info to fake info but they probably still have a lot of stuff that I wish I could wipe. Switched to Twitter and use it much, much less and use it mainly as a glorified news feed and as a means to complain about idiots and post my photography. I still have an Instagram account but don't have much info on there and cross post my photos to Twitter a lot of times. It's only stuff I'd want to be public anyway so people can enjoy my work.
  14. TVreporter, Jun 11, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018

    TVreporter macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2012
    Near Toronto
    How is this new? Memories has been around for a while ... also known as “On This Day”
  15. Macaholic868 macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2017
    I disagree. Look at all the tech giants from days gone by that are no more or are only a shell of what they once were.

    At some point all tech companies fade. Facebook will be no exception. I’m not saying they are going anywhere, anytime soon but I will say this. In their heyday probably 70% - 80% of the people I went to high school and college with had an account. Of those 70% - 80% were active posters. Today fewer have accounts and of the ones that still have accounts maybe 50% are active.

    I don’t know what social media platform(s) are preferred by teengers and 20 something’s these days but for those of us who are in their mid-30’s I strongly believe we’ve already scene peak Facebook usage amongst our peers and it’s only going to continue going downhill from here.

    I’d have deleted my account years ago if it wasn’t for my wife insisting that I keep my account around because she’s so nervious that I might not have copies of some of the photos of us and our group of friends that got uploaded back when we were still 20 somethings and hadn’t started dating yet.
  16. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    That day may never come.
    In some countries, especially emerging markets, many people think Facebook as “the internet” since they went straight to smartphones and app ecosystem for their internet access, skipping the PC phase. This is why Facebook in some regions is filled with extremist and radical groups and accounts spreading hate and hoaxes, while Facebook turn a blind eye and does nothing.
  17. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    This whole thing just STINKS of POMPUS arrogance of Zuckie F!

    News comes out, this time from Facebook that a “bug” allowed some 10s of thousands of users in May that sent post to Private actually remained Public! Is not the havkathona than FaceBoom has is for the best coders so that crap like this never happens?!

    And like every televised question or the hearing on issues with FB and end sure security it’s a reply with an AD about how strong FB is how many users and their wanting to connect people and the best way to do it and blah blah blah tooting their own horn! This is BEFORE every damn apology or statement promise to fix things.

    Somebody need to earn Zuckerberg abut his arrogance. There is another D that was just as high nosed and self righteous about actions too ... he too thought he was untouchable and now he’s behind bars and more than half of his assets seized never to return! You know who that is!
  18. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Like Yahoo email, who in their right mind would use this service? We all know what Zuck thinks of his users anyway. Let me remind you in case you forgot. "morons". I think those were his words.
    (not mine)
  19. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Let’s not even forget privacy stuff aside, but the fact that it’s an engineering eyesore. All of the apps are poorly coded, and the ringtone for Facebook messenger is ear shattering, and go figure. It’s not changeable.
  20. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    Bring back trending news and ban Trump's profile or Fox News those are the real fake news. Shame Facebook fell for Trump's fake news.
  21. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    How about ditching Top Stories and have it default to Most Recent all the time???
  22. Gsmaniac macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2014
  23. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Precisely why I deleted mine last year and haven’t looked back.

    You don’t see any original journalism, news stories, rarely see new content that isn’t copied from someplace else (for example another website or platform altogether)...

    You can spend 3, 4, 5, hours a day going in and out of the app, needlessly checking up on people you most likely either don’t know, or aren’t very close to anyway. It is a time suck. A mental brain suck. It all-around sucks.
  24. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2009
    I can’t think of a more insidious, immoral and reprehensible company then Facebook. They make big oil and big pharma look like UNICEF. But then you only have to look at its origin and founder/CEO to know why.

    As a social network, it’s becoming less relevant day by day. Sadly as a company, quite the opposite.

    If they hadn’t have swallowed up the future in Instagram and WhatsApp, they’d be staring nervously into the abyss, looking down at the corpses of MySpace and Bebo.
  25. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Hey, I bet facebook still remembers me, and everything I told it, years after I was promised that I "deleted" my facebook account. So this is a perfect feature.

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