There IS a way
Sadly, not all the memories Facebook throws up in its On This Day feature are as happy as the one in the publicity photo above. Inspired by this incredibly sad post, we want to show you how to turn off Facebook Memories if you don’t want to see the posts anymore.
While there’s no official way to opt-out (and we strongly believe there should be), there IS a way to turn the posts off so you won’t see them in your timeline. It only works in a browser for now – all you can do on the mobile app is turn off notifications, which won’t stop the posts coming up in your timeline.
We still strongly believe Facebook should include a large “Turn off Facebook Memories” button next to the content in your news feed, because this is an awkward and well-hidden workaround that a lot of people will never find by themselves. But in the meantime, if we can help people avoid seeing things that make them sad – or just irritated – we’re happy to help.
Main image: Facebook Newsroom