How to Stop Facebook Memories

Every time Facebook sends me a memory notification — which happens every day — I actually groan. I've learned from looking at Facebook's OnThisDay page that my Facebook posts are not all that exciting, with the occasional depressing reminder of a terrible time from my past or random ramblings. For instance, six years ago today I posted, "says wing and wine...yum." Scintillating stuff, let me tell you.

If you want to stop the constant and annoying alerts that it's been six years since you could fit into those skinny jeans or that two years ago today you broke up with your boyfriend, you can. While Facebook hasn't deleted its memories page, you can block it. You'll want to start by turning off the notifications.

How to Stop On This Day Notifications from Facebook

1. Click the arrow on the top right.

2. Click Settings.

3. Click Notifications.

4. Click On Facebook.

5. Toggle On This Day to Off.

Note: You will still see your memories appear in your Timeline, but you won't be alerted to them. The next step is to alter with who and from when you see those posts.

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How to Block Facebook Memories of a Specific Person

1. Go to

2. Click Preferences on the top right.

3. Click Edit next to People.

4. Specify the person with which you don't want to see memories. Click Save.

How to Block Memories from a Specific Time Period.

1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from How to Facebook Memories of a Specific Person.

2. Click Edit next to Dates.

3. Click Select Dates.

4. Specify a start and end date and click Done. Then click Save.

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson is the editorial director at Tom's IT Pro. After getting infected with the tech bug at Wireless World and Cellular Business magazines as an intern in 1998, Anna Attkisson went on to dabble in a sorts of publications covering everything from children’s fashion to cars. During the last 9 years she’s returned to her roots where she’s been writing and editing for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, before moving on to Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Anna Attkisson at @akattkisson.