New features added to FriendsReunited
Visitors to a popular networking site will have new ways to share their personal experiences following its relaunch
Visitors to a major social networking website will be able to explore new features following the site's relaunch.
Users of Friends Reunited (www.friendsreunited.co.uk) can now add and save their own memories into different collections, called 'memory boxes'. These sets can then be made public, shared them with a select few or made completely private.
Other new features include the ability to save memories into a range of different categories including childhood, hometown memories and family life. Visitors will be able to attach archive photos alongside their own photos and newspaper clippings, creating their own sets of memories of the past.
FriendsReunited has teamed up with Press Association and the British Library to be able to offer a further 350,000 images to members, which will include photos from notable events in the past, such as the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
The website, which currently has 24 million registered members, will now focus on nostalgia and memories. It was taken over by Brightsolid in 2010, an online publishing and technology business that also runs genealogy websites www.findmypast.co.uk and www.genesreunited.co.uk.
“We’re really excited about the opportunity to provide a uniquely nostalgic experience for the UK mainstream that’s not only entertaining and engaging, but powerful and lasting too,” says Chris van der Kuyl, CEO of Brightsolid. “We need to protect our precious and shared memories for longevity, which the new site enables you to do, or we’re at risk of becoming the ‘lost generation’.”