Facebook rolls out ‘Clear History’ feature after months of delays

/ 07:04 PM August 22, 2019

Facebook has begun rolling out a series of new features on Tuesday, Aug. 20, that will help users understand and manage their off-Facebook activity.

The most anticipated update of the collection? The Clear History tool.


Back in mid-2018, in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg promised that the platform will be gaining a privacy tool in “upcoming months.”

Over a year later, the tool has begun rolling out, but only in Ireland, South Korea and Spain for now. When a user opts to Clear History (which can be found in a new Off-Facebook Activity menu), information provided to Facebook by other smartphone applications will be erased.

If all goes according to the company’s plan and no other delays take place, the rest of the world is also expected to gain access to the Clear History tool. RGA/JB


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