How To Turn Off Facebook's 'On This Day' Feature

Are you sick of Facebook continuously showing you the follies of your youth — that terrible haircut you had two years ago, or that year when you decided that every status update needed to contain numerous exclaimation marks to show your enthusiasm for life. Maybe you just don't buy into the dubious nostalgic value of your own rather mundane personal history. Luckily, there's a simple way to turn this feature off.

Facebook allows you to block certain people and dates from appearing in your memories — in case you had a particularly bad year, or an ex whose face you don't want to see popping up in your news feed just because you went on a bad date a year ago. This function also allows you to block a period of time that could be as long as you've been active on Facebook, which you can set to end in 2017. Just go to the On This Day app page, click on 'preferences' and choose a really, really long chunk of time. Take that, manufactured nostalgia!


Comments

    No dice - "app" doesn't allow me to do anything.

    "Sorry, This Feature Isn't Available

    Xxxxx, thanks for coming to check out your memories. Currently, this feature isn't available to everyone."

    Worked for me in Chrome on Mac. Now I no longer have to see photos of my kitten that were posted before he died at 8 months old. Can only imagine what this stupid 'service' does to people who have lost family members and photos of them keep popping up.

    Thanks for this, wish they just simply had an opt out option....'goes off and sets from Jan 1st 2006 to Dec 31st 2017'

    I like to keep it on so I can un-tag myself from or delete embarrassing photos or posts.

    Even better, you can manually change "2017" to be 2058 by clicking on the date or whatever year you want. You'll never be bothered by it anymore then.

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