Finally. Nearly two years after being announced by Mark Zuckerberg at F8, Facebook is rolling out its ‘Clear History’ tool to everyone.
May 2018, San Jose, California – in the wake of the Cambridge Analytics scandal, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook will introduce a new privacy tool – ‘Clear history’ – that lets users see and delete the third-party websites which have access to their data and browsing history.
Well, after months of delay, ‘Clear History’ is now available to all Facebook users worldwide. It’s part of a new section in user settings called “Off-Facebook activity.”
Your off-Facebook activity is everything that businesses and websites share with Facebook based on your interactions with those sites or apps.
On top of clearing your browsing history, the new tool also includes options to review your information by category, download all or part of it and choose how your off-Facebook activity should be managed in the future.
”Off-Facebook Activity marks a new level of transparency and control,” Zuckerberg wrote today in a blog post. “We’ve been working on this for a while because we had to rebuild some of our systems to make this possible.”
You can access Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ tool via Settings > Your Facebook information > Off-Facebook Activity.
Or by using this direct link.
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