Facebook apologizes for ‘Year in Review’ feature

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Facebook has apologized to at least one person over its Year-in-Review feature.

The default tagline for the feature is, “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it.” It then compiles a series of photos from the user’s Facebook, highlighting the biggest moments of 2014.

However, for some users, the feature showed some painful memories.

According to the Washington Post, Eric Meyer, a web design consultant and writer, lost his daughter to brain cancer on her sixth birthday. Facebook’s Year-in-Review featured a face of his daughter, surrounded by celebratory clip art.

In a statement to the Washington Post, Facebook’s Jonathan Gheller said he reached out to Meyer to apologize.

Meyer says he knows Facebook didn’t intend to cause harm, but blogged about the design flaw.

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