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Facebook excludes sad moments from 'Year in Review' photosets

The social network promises your photoset won't make you bust out Adele's 'Hello.'

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Facebook messed up its "Year in Review" slideshow programming in 2014. A number of photosets didn't only use images that dredged up painful memories, they also ended with "It's been a great year" regardless of their content. It looks like the social network has taken great care not to repeat the same gaffe, though, since 2015's version can automatically block out certain pictures. According to Techcrunch, it uses the same filters as Facebook's Timehop clone On This Day. A spokesperson said: "We won't show you photos where memorialized accounts or exes are tagged, or photos with people you've blocked or added to your On This Day preferences."

In addition, Facebook has added an option that allows you to edit the photos you want to see. You can replace anything in the set and add pictures the social network chose to exclude, in case you have zero issues seeing exes or deceased loved ones in there. If the filters work as intended, the social network won't have to issue another apology this year and can even say that it remained true to its word to do better next time.

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