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Facebook has announced On This Day, which lets users look back at events and posts they shared in the past. JONATHAN GHELLER, Facebook Product Manager, explains how the feature works and how users can activate it.

People often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they enjoy products and features that make this easier. Today we’re announcing On This Day, a new way to look back at things you have shared and posts you’ve been tagged in on Facebook. Only you can see your On This Day page. On This Day shows content from this date in the past. For example, you might see past status updates, photos, posts from friends and other things you’ve shared or been tagged in – from one year ago, two years ago, and so on. Only you will see this content unless you decide to share it with your friends.

To see your On This Day page, you can click on the bookmark on the left-hand side of your News Feed, search for “On This Day,” or visit You might also see a story in your News Feed. Once on the page, you can choose to subscribe to notifications so you’ll be alerted when you have memories to look back on. You can also edit and delete old posts, or decide to share your memories with friends. We’ve been testing this feature and it will begin rolling out globally on web and mobile.

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