Beautiful Life Stories

Here You Were is a place to remember. A place to smile, and a place to share memories. It is a place to tell your own life story, or to create a memorial of a loved one who has passed away. With us, you can create a beautiful life timeline.

Its never been easier to tell a life story.

Or more enjoyable.
Create Timeline

Creating a timeline is easy. You don’t need many details, just your name, or the name of the person who’s story you are sharing.
Upload Memories

This part is magic. Upload your photos, videos, songs, stories and quotes to watch the timeline grow.
Share with Friends

Share the timeline with friends and family so they can add their memories to the same timeline.
Remember Together

Your friends and family can smile and laugh with you as you cherish the memories together.

Create your memories

The purpose of Here You Were is to allow you to create or upload your memories to a chronological timeline. We have five types of memories which you can upload. They are; photos, videos, songs, stories and quotes. You can use these however you like. Some people like to create big photo albums in one post, some like to upload photos of letters and documents, some like to quote lyrics, some like to share the first wedding dance song from Spotify.

It’s up to you.

Type of memories

Photos | Videos | Songs | Stories | Quotes

Chronological Timeline

Every memory you upload to the timeline needs a date. The memories will be automatically placed into chronological order based on the date you choose to and will create your stunning life story, or the story of your friend or family member. Picking a date for a memory is is not a perfect art, and it doesn’t need to be.

If you are unsure, just have a guess.

Type of memories

Post | Date | Remember 

Share with Friends and Family

We want you to build a space to enjoy the memories together. You can email the timeline to friends or family, you can copy the link and send it in a text message or any other type of message. Anyone who you invite to the timeline can also share a link timeline, but you will need to give permission before those people are accepted.

This keeps everything private.

Ways to share or invite

Copy link | Email | Social Media | Text 


Here You Were is about sharing memories with friends and family. This is not a social media site, it is a medium for you to reminisce about your life, or the life of a loved one. You can invite as many people as you want to enjoy the memories. If someone wants to join the timeline but you have not invited them, they will need to request your permission. You will receive a notification, and you can decide to accept or decline.

No-one can upload, comment or even see the timeline if you have not given them permission.

Keep the timeline private

Request | Approve | Decline 

Remember Together

Anyone who has been invited or accepted to the timeline can enjoy the timeline with you. They will also be able to upload their own photos, stories, songs, videos and quotes. They will be able to read and comment on the stories that you have already created. We want you to create a little community.

Anyone invited or accepted into the timeline will be able to enjoy it for free.

Ways to share or invite

Copy link | Email | Social Media | Text 

Simple and Beautiful

Simple and beautiful. That is the experience we spent years working towards. We want 9 year olds and 90 year olds to be using Here You Were, so we have designed it will that in mind. There are no ads, and very few features, or ‘distractions’, as we like to call them… If it didn’t need to be there, we removed it. This is simply a place for you to create a life story.


The experience

Beautiful | Simple | Enjoyable 

I created a timeline about my dad's life. It brought back a lot of good times, my whole family is enjoying the chance to reminisce about the good old days.

Sam Pressman47 years old

I created one of these for my 21st birthday, instead of a pinboard of old photos on the wall, this was handed around on an iPad at the party, it was a lot of fun.

Louise Nielson21

Honestly, it was easier than I thought. I am not at all good with technology, but I picked this up really quick. The customer support was great, they helped me with the first 2 posts, and then I was off! I digitalised all of the my old family photos from when I was a child, to see a timeline of my first 68 years on on the screen is incredibly rewarding.

Elizabeth Mills68 years old

My Nanna passed away few weeks ago and I created a timeline before her funeral. It was fun getting the old photo albums from the wardrobe and getting them all into the timeline. We showed everyone at the wake, they all wanted to be a part of it, and add their own stories.

Lukas Johnson17 years old

The part I loved the most was seeing everyone else's photos of Sarah come into the timeline. I have seen her in my own photo albums a thousand times, but being able to see other peoples photos was really special, especially the ones from her childhood.

Ken Jacobs56 years old

Create a Beautiful Life Story

with Here You Were