Quick, what were you doing one year ago today? How about two years ago? Three, four years ago? Yes, you could check your calendar, look up your posts on Facebook or phone a friend. But an every easier and cooler way to remember is to use the app Timehop.
Timehop is a free app that shows you what you were doing exactly a year ago today. Then two, three, four and five years ago today. Remember fun times you had, important celebrations, family gatherings, special occasions, and more. Timehop shows you the photos you took and social media posts you made on this date during the past years.
See your posts that made you giggle, fun Facebook quizzes you took, inspirational tweets to lift you up, and fun photos of friends and family. Revisit photos of vacation spots, friends’ reunions, your pooch who used to be a puppy and more. See how much children have grown up in a few short years!
Relive your Facebook posts from this date and see who Liked them and read the comments from within the Timehop app. See your tweets from this date in past years and view how many times they were favorited and retweeted.
Timehop also shows you what the weather was like on today’s date for the past few years so you can either celebrate that your weather today is better, or wish for warmer weather again.
Using Timehop is easy with minimal setup required.
1. Get the free Timehop app available for:
2. Connect your accounts to see what you did on this day for the past five years. You can also allow Timehop to access your photos if you want to see which photos you took on this date in past years.
You can connect your accounts at these social media sites:
You can also have Timehop grab your photos from:
- iPhone Camera
- Your computer
- Your Facebook Timeline
3. Take a trip down memory lane and get a blast from your past!
Note that Timehop doesn’t include MySpace. Here’s why:
If Timehop showed your MySpace posts pic.twitter.com/aFAie30cC1
— Timehop (@timehop) December 9, 2014
Twitter and Timehop
Twitter only keeps 3200 of your most recent tweets. If you’re a prolific Tweeter, you may have posted many more tweets than that over the years.
Timehop can guide you through getting your archive file of past tweets from Twitter and loading them onto the app. Go to http://twitter.timehop.com to get the step-by-step instructions of getting your Twitter archive file and putting it on your Timehop account. That way you can even go back to your first tweet!
You can share your Timehop memories with others via social media from the app. Choose a photo and share it using:
- Text message
Timehop lets you add a caption to the photo and take a new selfie with your front camera to compare Then & Now.
Part of the fun of Timehop is their adorable mascot Abe the dinosaur. Named after Abraham Lincoln, Abe even has his own Twitter account: @abe. Abe may make encouraging comments on your flashback to the past. Within the app, that is, not on Twitter.
Abe will also let you know important events that occurred on this day in history. Hey, if you’re famous, these updates from Abe and your posts may be about the same events!
Do you often think about what you did a year ago today? Have you tried Timehop? Has the app reminded you of special memories in the past? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Carolyn is away from The Wonder of Tech and the Internet, busy making memories she can revisit on Timehop on this date next year. Articles will continue to be published at The Wonder of Tech while she’s away. She will return to respond to comments on Monday, March 16.