Facebook Year in Review: How to personalise your video before sharing it with your friends
Don’t like your Facebook’s automated Year in Review video? Well, here’s how you can customise it.
Facebook's memories tool is a great way to recall the fun you had that day. But the feature can bring back sour memories for some, especially if you are no longer associated with a person whom you tagged. Facebook's annual round up "Year in Review" feature has a similar story — some like it and some hate it.
Back in 2014, the social networking platform drew flak for the algorithm it used for Year In Review clip - which is based on most number of likes or engagement on a post. Following the backlash, Facebook gave more control to users on what they want to share with their friends.
While it's not necessary that you need to tweak the Year in Review because your year was not good, you can simply tweak it to make it better with photos you like and posts from friends you prefer.
By today, a lot of you might have gotten the notification for Facebook's Year in Review. In case, you want to you personalise it, here's what you need to do:
Tap on the notification that reads: "we've made a video looking back on your 2017."
You will be redirected to a dashboard sorts, stating, "…here's a look back at how your friends and family shared in your 2017. From all of us at Facebook, we hope that this video reflects the love and care in your life" under the title "Year in Review."
You can preview the automated video on right hand corner of the page. If you are not satisfied with the video, click/tap on the edit button.
Facebook then lets you tweak different sections of the video. For instance, you can change the lead image. By default it chooses your most liked photo.
Similarly, you can customise photos for sections — "It was more than just 365 days", "It was each new friend", and "It's all the people you spent that time with" among others.