It’s nearly that time of year again, the time when all good boys and girls get their very own Facebook Year in Review video. Facebook gives you the option of sharing a video of the year’s highlights, taken from images and videos you’ve uploaded during the year. This post full of memories will appear on your timeline and is subject to the usual commentaries, likes, dislikes, etc. If you don’t see one or you have had no luck trying to find it, carry on reading for a few solutions.
How to get your Facebook Year in Review 2016 video
Whether you’re at the dinner table, on the toilet, or out with friends, do you find yourself posting, chatting and liking on Facebook? If that’s you, then a Facebook Year in Review for 2016 is probably in order. To get one, follow these instructions:
The easiest way is to go to facebook.com.yearinreview. You will then be presented with some images and videos you posted throughout the year. Facebook will allow you to select from the ones it shows you and add them to your Facebook Year in Review video.
Alternatively, you could wait for the Facebook Year in Review video to appear in your profile timeline and then choose which images/videos you want to appear in it and who can view it. Additionally, you could find a friend or family member’s Facebook Year in Review and then scroll down to the bottom and click Watch Yours. Doing so will take you to the setup page, where you will have the same image/video/privacy options mentioned above.
But what if you can’t see your Facebook Year in Review?
Why you are not seeing your Facebook Year in Review
As this article was being written, the Facebook Year in Review application was down, and apparently, it is going to take the good people over at FB at least two hours to get it working again. So if you have tried to get your Year in Review video, don’t be concerned, as no one can right now.
However, if you were trying before this article was published. It’s likely that FB has not made its Facebook Year in Review video available in your country. If that is the case, you may see, “We aren’t quite ready for you. Come back soon.” But if you have seen friends and family members with Facebook Year in Review videos and FB is not letting you see yours, it is likely that you haven’t uploaded enough images/videos for it to choose from. If this is the case, Facebook won’t be able to set up your review, and thus, you won’t be able to see it waiting for you in your timeline.
A simple solution
The solution is a simple one. Log in to your Facebook profile and upload at least ten more photos/videos. This will enable the software to put together a review for you. Obviously, you will still be able to edit it once it has been created.
The review feature has certainly been improved since it was first created. When it was new, it would select almost any photo posted to a user’s profile. This could include unflattering photographs and even memes shared on their timeline. In 2015, the Facebook Year in Review software became more advanced and able to check what it suggested was of importance to a user. As a result, you might want to consider letting FB make you a video this year if you haven’t done so previously.
UPDATE – Here is Facebook’s response on the issue faced by some users
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