Unbaby.me Swaps Baby Photos on Facebook: Will You Use it?


Unbaby.me Swaps Baby Photos on Facebook: Will You Use it?


Quite a controversial app has become the hot topic of the social networking site Facebook recently.

A new program named Unbaby.me has been introduced which will swap all the baby pictures on the user's Facebook feed with pictures of more mature subjects or suitable with your timeline page.

Well, who doesn't like a baby's photo? However, it seems like many of the Facebook users are exasperated with the baby photo feeds, as Unbaby.me which got launched only Wednesday has till now received more than 48,000 Facebook likes.

Unbaby.me is basically an extension for Chrome browsers. Grab the extension here, install it via the Chrome store, and it will automatically sub in a photo of a cat when it sees a post or photo of a baby.

Reportedly, this baby photo-swapping plug-in is the start-up of three New Yorkers -- Yvonne Cheng, Chris Baker and Pete Marquis -- who work together at the advertising agency BBDO. They are, unsurprisingly, in their late 20s and early 30s.

"We were having drinks one night after work and were joking around about how Facebook is just lousy with babies, and wouldn't it be funny if you could replace all those photos with cats," Cheng said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Once it is running, it will scan your Facebook feed for key words such as "cute," "adorable" and "first birthday" -- trigger words that indicate a baby photo may be attached. You can also add your own key words. Then it replaces the offending baby photo with a different photo from an RSS feed of pictures. The current default feed is cat photos.

Further, reports informed that images of babies having no captions will not be replaced, though, so if you are looking for a complete baby-photo-eradicating solution, this may not be it.


Cheng was quoted in the same report saying, "Personally, I don't hate babies. I love babies. But I do get tired of looking at babies," she said. "I think we just addressed the fact that people use social networks for different reasons, and I guess because of the age we are, the majority of people we knew were just using to post pictures of their babies."

Honestly, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, would you really like to replace the baby pictures from your Facebook feed? Will you use Unbaby.me app?

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