Yesterday, Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary by creating short compilation videos for Facebook users to reflect on their Facebook lives.
The “Look Back” feature was created to commemorate Facebook’s decade of success and to show gratitude to the billions of users who use the site daily. Yet, once the videos started to roll out, Facebook netizens weren’t exactly pleased. Zuckerberg’s “Look Back” team chose what to put in these personalize videos based on what were the most popular posts published on a user’s timeline thus far. That means, users were reminded of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Luckily for those who absolutely hated their mini montages, users will soon be able to edit their “Look Back” videos. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is working on an edit tool that was supposed to be included upon release, but wasn’t because it would have pushed back the release beyond their anniversary.
“We will be launching an Edit feature soon that will allow people to change moments in their movies or update the ones they shared," a Facebook rep says, "I don’t have exact timing at the moment, but this will enable people to remove a post from the movie that was pre-selected and change it to a different one.”
This backlash is really a win for Facebook after all. The reaction from Facebook users confirm that Facebook is still as influential and important to users as it once was. As Facebook scrambles to right their wrong, they must feel delighting to know that they’re still on top in people's hearts.