Facebook to Quit Flashing Pictures of Your Ex

Facebook changes 'Photo Memories' algorithm after complaints
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2010 9:59 AM CDT
Updated Oct 23, 2010 4:42 PM CDT
A screenshot of Facebook's "Photo Memories" section.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – Facebook has heard your sad, lonely-hearted cries, and will from now on stop rubbing pictures of your ex in your face. In case you have been blessedly spared this phenomenon, some Facebook pages sport a “Photo Memories” box that shows you old photos from your friends—and which, until now, had such an uncanny knack for showing pictures of ex-lovers that users formed groups to protest it.

Facebook must have noticed the discontent. In a comment on this blog post, spotted by Mashable, Facebook Photos Project Manager Sam Odio said, “I’d like to let you know that we’re listening to your feedback. The photo memories product no longer shows tagged photos of your friends if you were previously in a relationship with them.” Great. Now if we can only get a pets and babies filter…

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