Facebook has launched Memories, a single place on the social platform to reflect on the moments you’ve shared with family and friends, including posts and photos, friends you’ve made, and other major life events.
According to Facebook, over 90 million people everyday use On This Day to reminisce about the moments they’ve shared on Facebook, and research suggests this kind of reflection can have a positive impact on people’s mood and overall well-being.
Your Memories page can include several sections including: On This Day will have content that you know and love will still be available within this section, showing your past posts and major life events from this date; Friends Made On This Day section will include a list of friends you made on this date in the past, including special videos or collages that celebrate your friendversaries; Recaps of Memories: section will feature seasonal or monthly recaps of memories that have been bundled into a message or short video; and Memories You May Have Missed section which will show you the posts that you might have missed from the past week.
Users can still access their memories through the Memories bookmark either to the left of your News Feed on a desktop or in the “more” tab on the bottom right of your mobile app. You can also access Memories through notifications, through messages that you may see in your News Feed, and by visiting facebook.com/memories.
The company earlier this month introduced a new feature called Lip Sync Live, which lets you lip sync to songs from forever favourites like “Welcome to The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses to new hits like “Havana” by Camila Cabello. With Lip Sync Live, you can express yourself with music from a variety of genres in real time.
So, whether you prefer songs like “Happier” by Ed Sheeran or “God’s Plan” by Drake, Lip Sync Live lets you bring friends and family into spontaneous musical moments.
The feature is not very unique, in fact, it’s copied from Musical.ly, an app popular with teens that lets you upload video selfies lip syncing to popular songs. According to media reports, Musical.ly has acquired and retained 60 million monthly active users, so it’s not hard to imagine why Facebook plans to introduce such a similar feature to its own platform that’s losing its interest among the youths.