Facebook is preparing to release a tool which lets users delete much of the private information it holds on them.
The ‘clear history’ feature will work a bit like similar functions in web browsers, which people often use to cover their tracks after watching porn or partaking in some other embarrassing activity.
In a post published last May, Mark Zuckerberg announced the feature and said it ‘will be a simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook — what you’ve clicked on, websites you’ve visited, and so on’. Now Facebook chief financial officer David Wehner has revealed that the tool will come out later this year.
‘Once we roll out this update, you’ll be able to see information about the apps and websites you’ve interacted with, and you’ll be able to clear this information from your account. You’ll even be able to turn off having this information stored with your account,’ Zuck wrote on Facebook last year ‘To be clear, when you clear your cookies in your browser, it can make parts of your experience worse.
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