Gadget / Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ Will Come to Users Later this Year

The Quint : Feb 28, 2019, 11:03 AM

Facebook’s long-awaited privacy tool "Clear History", which would let users erase their information collected by Facebook from third-party apps and websites, is now scheduled to come out later this year. Testing of the tool is being planned to begin somewhere between March and May 2019. "Clear History" feature was first announced in May 2018 was described as a simple control to clear your browsing history facebook.

Facebook’s long-awaited privacy tool -- "Clear History", which would let users erase their information collected by Facebook from third-party apps and websites, is now scheduled to come out later this year.

The information was announced by David Wehner, Facebook's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference being held in Barcelona, the media reported.

"Broadly, it (clear history) is going to give us some headwinds in terms of being able to target as effectively as before," CNBC quoted Wehner as saying on Tuesday.

The "Clear History" feature was first announced in May 2018 and was described as "a simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook -- what you've clicked on, websites you've visited, and so on", by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.