Over the years services like Facebook have come under fire for the news feed’s algorithm and its ability to unearth emotions that user want to forget.
You know exactly what I mean after something distressing happens (maybe you broke up with a partner or someone passed away), Facebook seems to endlessly show you the exact person you don’t want to see.
Timehop found a simple solution for Valentine’s Day this year. A special splash page that provides a warning of what you might see on a day like this.
Not only does this graphic quickly remind you that you could be in for some “exes and feels,” it gives you the opportunity to walk away from Valentine’s memories completely if you’re not quite prepared this year.
Instead of simply assuming that the harsh realities of the algorithm would be okay, Timehop gives you the power to not run into something that could be distressing to you personally, ultimately making you like the service that little bit more.
Timehop has your back this year to avoid hurting your feels on Singles Awareness Day. This type of thoughtful design can speak much louder to users than writing out a long warning about how algorithms might bring up bad memories.