Timehop

Timehop

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Highly attractive, simple design
  • Will be nostalgic fun for heavy social media users
Cons
  • Only good if you've been really prolific on social media
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Expert's Review
8.1
Great

"A link to the past"

Reviewed by / Apr 03, 2014

Hop back years in time and find out what you were doing on social networks

Social media is so focused on what's happening now that we almost never scroll back to find out what we were up to years ago. In the name of digi-nostalgia, Timehop automatically reminds you what you posted 1, 2, 3, and 4 years ago across many of your social network accounts.

Connect your Facebook account to Timehop - it'll never post anything, but needs access in order to tell you what you were doing there years ago. You can connect your Twitter, Instagram, and Foursquare if you like as well. The app also crawls the photos taken with your device, checking if you snapped any on this day during the previous four years. Whatever it comes across will be displayed on the principal screen, organized by year. If desired, the app will send you a push notification each day, reminding you of events from the years prior.

The aesthetic and navigational design is professional, modern, and intuitive. You've really got to be a prolific social media user in order for the app to have much utility, but if you fit in that category, the lure of nostalgia is hard to deny.

Timehop is a potentially fun little app if you've been a social media fiend these past years.

Tags: timehop holy smoke trouble.

Developer's original description available here
(Requires Facebook Login)
Timehop helps you celebrate the best moments of the past. It's like #tbt every day!

What were you doing a year ago today? Two years? Three years? Timehop brings together your old photos and posts from your Phone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Foursquare and replays your past a day at a time.

You'll quickly fall in love with checking your daily Timehop. Give it a try today!

Recently changed in this version

1.3.30
* Crash fixes

1.3.26
* Add your Dropbox photos to Timehop
* Improved new user experience

1.3.14
* Updated Facebook login
* Improved new user experience

1.3.10
* We've heard your feedback about login issues and we are working to resolve them.

1.3.09
* Improved reliability of Facebook login
* Re-added link to view twitter conversations

1.3.01
* Updated Facebook SDK
* Improve reliability of loading Facebook photos
* Added immersive photo viewing - tap to hide system UI


Comments and ratings for Timehop
  • (66)

    by Jennifer Boyd-Vazquez on 20/08/2014

    You can only login with Facebook. There are several other social media sites you should be able to login to......Google+, Instagram, Twitter.

  • (66)

    by Douglas Rieck on 20/08/2014

    Great concept but I haven't been nearly as active on social media since graduating college 4 years ago. This app needs to reach even further back now that the tech generation is all grown up.

  • (66)

    by Nicole Weaver on 20/08/2014

    It keeps saying that ur time hop it ready but when i go on time hop nothings there

  • (66)

    by Tarra Bedell on 20/08/2014

    I think it should pick up more years back

  • (66)

    by Katie Mcguire on 20/08/2014

    Awesome app, brings back lovley memories, definitely recommend it 5/5

  • (66)

    by Stacy Balsano on 20/08/2014

    I love seeing all my old posts from years ago, great memories. Just wish there was a way to save certain ones without having to post them to Facebook and whatnot.

  • (66)

    by Valeria Wainwright on 20/08/2014

    When you sit there and look every day at Time Hop it brings back things that you forget happened and dates you cant remember!