Turning Online Memories into a Facebook Book with Likebook

Posted on Jun 9 2013 - 1:18am by Susan Bewley

In today's digital world, many of us don't realize how many memories we put on the internet. What used to be put in journals decades ago is now on Facebook. All of our precious life memories are there – talking about our marriage, the birth of our children, or even that special moment when you realized you just bought your first house. While we can always go back and find these special memories, rather than opening a photo album to see those special pictures, often we posted them straight to Facebook from our phone. Many of us don't think about it, but the average person could fill a 100 page book every year with Facebook pictures and statuses. Wouldn't be cool if we could just make a Facebook book with all of our statuses and pictures? If this idea sounds spiffy to you, we think you will like one of the cool things we discovered lately, Likebook.

Likebook: What is It

In today's world, many of us spend quite a bit of time hanging out on social media platforms. Years ago, we would call our friends or send them a text if we wanted them to know something important. Now, we just put up a status on Facebook. The problem with this is sometimes we forget to write something down to help us remember these important events, and over time they get lost on Facebook. With Likebook, you can make a Facebook book of all these special moments and memories. Using their website, you can create a book with all of your status updates, pictures, and comments from your Facebook friends. The program even lets you go back to 2007, allowing you to put years of special memories into one book.


Likebook: Ease to Create

When I was first approached to review a Likebook, I had no clue what to think of the concept. A Facebook book that had all of my statuses and pictures? I really wasn't impressed with the idea, until I went to Likebook.me and started making my very first Facebook book. Other than a few tiny glitches, I was able to make it fairly quickly. All I had to do was choose what type of book I wanted (you can choose to have photos only, or include statuses). Since I wasn't as active on Facebook for awhile, I chose to have my book go from 2010 until beginning of April, including all my statuses and pictures. As I manipulated the book, the price of the book changes real-time, with me able to manipulate just about every aspect of the book, EXCEPT being able to remove pictures and statuses I may not have wanted in the book. While it was an annoyance, it was still fairly easy to make a book using the website. The only drawback is the books can be a bit expensive, ranging from $15 – $200 depending on the size of your book. My own personal book cost $60.

Likebook wedding

Likebook: Quality

I'll admit, I was a bit intimidated by the cost of my Likebook. While my book was paid for as part of the review, I had no clue how anyone could justify paying for one of these books – I didn't really understand until I got my Likebook. It really did was a nice, large paperback book. My Facebook book was printed on high quality paper, and the print was large enough to let most people read it even without their glasses. While the text looked amazing, I can't vouch for the pictures since many of mine were taken with an iPhone 3G. All the pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S, however, turned out looking fairly well, but for some reason I rarely put up pictures on Facebook after changing phones. Overall, and despite my poor initial camera, I think the book turned out rather well.

My LIkebook

Likebook: Overall

I think the idea of making a Facebook book is rather cute. Making these books may seem a bit on the expensive side, but they allow people in our modern, technological world to have something they can later show their kids, even when Facebook is a thing of the past (and anyone who doubts that will happen should remember some of the older social networks). Based on my own opinion, I give Likebook a B+ rating. While I would love to give it something higher, I think it may a bit on the pricey side, and may be too expensive for young parents or others with rapidly ballooning photo collections. For those who are willing to spend the money, however, you will get a high quality book filled with precious memories in the form of statuses and pictures. To learn more, make sure to go to Likebook's website.

Baby LIkebook

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive a $60 credit toward a Likebook for review purposes from Likebook. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

29 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maria Iemma June 9, 2013 at 9:51 am - Reply

    This is great – a nice gift to give or to own.

  2. Loris Ayoub June 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    This is a bit too crazy, unless you only post nice things on FB haha

    • Susan Bewley June 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      That is true! I know one of my blogger friend used it to get pictures she had lost due to a laptop crash

  3. Shelia Noble June 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I sould gey one of these for my mom, she would love it. Thank you for finding these for us.

  4. krystel June 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    i might have to try these the pics looks beautiful though 

  5. Kate, aka Guavalicious June 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! Uploading photos, etc to make photo books is such a pain. I love that this automates it.

  6. Jessica White June 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    This is a great gift for the whole family!

  7. md kennedy June 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    This is awesome!  A great way to capture not only your memories but all your friends' memories as well…so interesting.

  8. marissa lee June 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    this is a nice gift to give or to keep…lil

  9. Amanda S. June 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Well, that is interesting and different. As for Facebook, some people revolve their lives around social media so this has Shutterfly beat by a long shot on that subject! Love the idea of incorporating everything!

  10. Tina June 12, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Thanks for the amazing review of this product.  This would be something that I would love to own to remember my facebook friends, my important photos and everything else.  I have never heard of this until reading your post and now i am going to go check it out.

  11. Rachel N June 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I think I would rather create a shutterfly book, interesting idea though.

  12. Rhonda Martin June 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I so want one~!  Not so much to remember just important events in my life but pictures and event of my friends too so when I'm 80 I can sit outside in my rocking chair reading those old status post and looking at the pics. This is a really cool idea. I would love to have a likebook made.

  13. jennifer mitchell June 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    wow I have never seen these or heard about them and they are really awesome. I love them and going to have to check them out. This would be great for a grand parent or to give to a parent from their child

  14. Gina Demaree McKee June 18, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Someone had a really great idea when they came up with Likebook. What a unique way to store and view memories!

  15. Gloria Walshver June 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Love to have one to give to my daughter, she is a facebook user.

  16. Amy L June 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    wow I want one – can’t justify right now – so you got a $60 dollar credit – that was the cost? I think its a very cool idea. Nowadays so much of people’s life is recorded on facebook – births – deaths – marraiges – lol breakups…trips.

    • Susan Bewley June 19, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Mine came right at $58. I think its a cool idea but a bit too expensive!

  17. Kate F. June 19, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

    That's such a creative idea! Thanks for the review.

  18. Viv Sluys June 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I'll admit, when I first read the title I thought this was a tacky idea but it is actually really cute. You could do a great 'story of our life' with this. It would make a cute anniversary gift.

    • Susan Bewley June 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      I agree! I was reluctant when I first heard about it and wasn’t for sure I wanted to review it. I’m glad I did 🙂

  19. Ashleigh Swerdfeger June 20, 2013 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    This is a great way to have a 'real' copy of your photos. I miss have photobooks, so this brings in some nostalgia for me. Plus, if you have lost your pictures online, this would be one way to preserve them. The price is a bit of a downer though.  ALl in all, I really like this idea.  I have a lot of fun with Shutterfly and making photo books, so the quality of the Life Book seems better- but I am not 100% sure. I have heard of Lifebook and was wondering what it was . 

    • Susan Bewley June 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      I will be the first to admit that Shutterfly is cheaper and better quality.  They are both great products, but I think for overall memory books, Shutterfly is much much better. If all of your pictures are on Facebook this would be a FASTER and EASIER option.

  20. Sherry Compton June 21, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Wow!  I love how detailed and customized these are.  Filled with memories and stories in a beautiful, long-lasting book.  A great idea for gifts or for your own keepsake.

  21. Hani Z. June 23, 2013 at 3:33 am - Reply

    This is a great idea, the Facebook style in the album makes it more fun.

  22. Denise Smith July 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    this is true i was worried about losing all my personal photos this is a great idea

  23. R2P2 August 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of this before!  How clever!  Due to security issues, I would often delete things off my FB page once they are over a month old, but sometimes I would make sure to take note of my status updates in some journal.  They just capture the everyday for me, and I wanted to remember some of them.  This seems like a great alternative for people who like the idea of scrapbooking but are intimidated & don't feel creative enough.

  24. Katie Heath October 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    This would make a terrific Christmas gift! 

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