'On This Day' tool revamped so you are not reminded of sad times

‘On This Day’ now has the controls that gives you the ability to filter out specific people and dates so the feature doesn’t remind you of those events and people you would rather not remember.

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 13, 2015.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The Facebook‘On This Day’ tool is a nice feature when it recalls good times that you may have forgotten about.

However, it also has a tendency to bring up dates, people and events that you would probably prefer to forget, and that’s why the social network has added preferences to reduce the chance of you being reminded of the sadness.

Facebook has been heavily criticized for toying with our emotions and digging up the past before, and some criticism has already ben meted on the ‘On This Day’ tool since it launched back in March.

By adding preferences, Facebook is offering a way to keep those not-so-good memories at bay. It’s actually a nice touch, since you never really know when those reminders will pop up on your notifications.

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