I Shred U!

Have you or your readers been victims of bad photo tagging on Facebook? UGH! I know I have. (See the photo on the left!) Drives me crazy!

For you, though, maybe it was that old prom photo sporting your signature big 80’s hairdo?

Or those pictures from the company holiday party you hoped would never resurface?

Now, you can have the last laugh, with the launch of the Staples I Shred U!™ Facebook application from Staples, Inc.

I Shred U! allows Facebook users to tell their friends how they really feel about those bad photos, by shredding it to bits via a virtual shredder and sending it back with a personalized message. I Shred U! also lets users “trick” photos by giving friends and family a hilarious new look.

Over 25k Facebook users have installed the new Staples I Shred U! photo application in the last month. It’s being used in 30+ countries, average engagement is over 2 minutes, 70% of the users are women over the age of 25.

How does the application work?
The application is very simple. Once you have logged into Facebook to access the application, the user can select a photo from one of their albums or a photo that they were tagged in. The user then has the opportunity to virtually shred the photo complete with animation and sounds effects and send it to a friend with a personalized message. Users can also “trick out” photos from their Facebook albums by adding mullets, beards, speech bubbles and more.

Does the application actual delete the photo?
No, it doesn’t. The photo is the property of the person who originally uploaded it to Facebook and it will continue to live in his/her photo album. I Shred U! is just a fun way to make a statement about unflattering photos that you were tagged in.

Is there a similar application on Facebook?
No! With more than 200 million active users on Facebook uploading over 850 million photos each month, the Staples I Shred U! application is the first of its kind to allow users to virtually shred bad photos without actually deleting the picture from their friend’s Facebook album.

Be creative, have fun, share a laugh, enjoy! Go download the Staples I Shred U! application and tell your friends what you really think!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1
    My Precious Peanut Designs says:

    What a cool idea! I haven't been tagged in any "bad" fb photos yet. And the questionable photos I put up…well, I declined to tag the innocent people 🙂 That's just the kinda girl I am. Very cool though…I will definitely be telling my friends about it!

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    Danielle says:

    It must not be that embarassing, you put it on your blog. 😉

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