What is Facebook Year in Review?

by Barbara J. Feldman on December 9, 2013

year-in-reviewFacebook Year in Review is a view of you and your FB friends’ 2013 highlights. So what constitutes a highlight? Facebook doesn’t explain the details of its algorithm, but you’ll see photos and status updates that were popular with your friends, probably measured in likes and comments.

Facebook says that all existing privacy settings from individual posts and photos are obeyed in the Year in Review. So friends that you’ve excluded from posts originally, will still not be able to see them.

Not everyone has a Year in Review, however. If you haven’t posted “enough” (whatever that it is!) you’ll get a notice saying “It doesn’t look like you posted enough in 2013 to see your year in review.” You’ll get a similar notice if you try to view someone’s public profile that doesn’t have a lot of public posts.

To see your own Year in Review, visit this URL:
https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview/

To view a conglomerate of all your friends’ highlights, visit this one:
https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview/freinds/

Any individual Year in Review can be seen by appending the user’s name to the first URL above. For example to see Randi Zuckerberg’s public Year in Review, visit

https://www.facebook.com/yearinreview/randi

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Feldman, Barbara. "What is Facebook Year in Review?." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 9 Dec. 2013. Web. 16 Jul. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/2421/facebook-year-review/ >.


  • Frank

    Does anyone know if there is a way to look at a previous year’s Year in Review like 2012 or 2011?

  • Harry

    how can we add / change pictures in years in review. Pictures I would like to show up in year in review are on my timeline.

  • Paula Thompson

    How can I do my year in review over? I did it too early and want it to include end of the year pics.

  • Mickey Maynard

    How can I delete one picture out of my Year in Review?

    • http://www.barbarafeldman.com/ Barbara Feldman

      One way to delete a picture from your Year in Review is to change the picture’s privacy setting to “Only Me.”

      • Mickey Maynard

        Aha! Thanks

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  • ritu chawla

    How can i share my year in review on Facebook

    • http://www.barbarafeldman.com/ Barbara Feldman

      When you visit your Year in Review (look for the link in the upper left-hand corner of your profile page) you will see a green button that says “Share your Year in Review.”