The new preferences tab lets users edit memories and decide which people, events and time periods the social network should serve up — and which it should leave well and truly in the past.
Since launching in March, On This Day has come under fire for casually forcing its users to relive sad, and sometimes even traumatic, memories they thought they’d left behind. But now Facebook seems to be taking cues from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by giving its users more control over what they see.
To find Facebook’s new settings and scrub all memories of a certain someone or certain time period, head to facebook.com/onthisday and click on ‘Preferences’ in the top right hand corner of the screen.
From here users can choose to edit out people or time periods from On This Day in future. As before, the feature can be turned off altogether so it never surfaces another memory again.