With 2014 coming to a close, many Facebook users are seeing Year in Review posts sprinkled throughout their News Feeds. Here is how users, as well as public figures, can create their own Year in Review posts.
For us average Joes, go to www.facebook.com/yearinreview, where Facebook displays the photos it has selected to highlight. Clicking the “Customize” button at the bottom allows users to select photos, remove sections altogether and choose a theme.
For public figures, the process is completed using the social network’s Facebook Mentions application.
Software engineers Sameer Madan and Kunal Modi outlined the process in a Facebook Media blog post:
If you’re a public figure using Mentions, here’s how it works:
Starting today, you’ll see a notification to create your year in review story in Mentions.
Your story will be pre-filled with popular photos and headlines from your page in 2014.
You can customize the photos and headlines. If you’d like to choose different photos, they can be selected from Facebook or uploaded directly from your phone.
Once you’re satisfied with your year in review, you can publish it to your page.
The year in review experience for pages is exclusive to public figures on Facebook Mentions. Learn more about using Facebook Mentions here.
Readers: How did your 2014 Year in Review turn out?