Facebook will introduce a feature to clear the history

Facebook will introduce a feature to clear the history

The upcoming Clear History feature will let you see all the websites and apps that are sending Facebook information about you, delete that data from your account, and disable the social network's ability to store it associated with your account in the future. Clear History will delete what you've clicked, websites you've visited, and other information Facebook gathers from websites and apps that use Facebook's ads and analytics tools.

The founder of Facebook added that users can also disable the saving of cookies and browsing history. Investors and developers will be looking to the embattled CEO to restore confidence in the company's suite of platforms following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Zuckerberg said in the post that users who choose to clear the data from their Facebook profiles might have a less smooth experience on the social network.

The announcement came during the keynote of this year's F8, Facebook's annual developer conference where CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his executive team generally unveil what the company has been working on for the last year.

"After going through our systems, this is an example of the kind of control we think you should have". In response to the criticism, Facebook has streamlined its data settings interface, promised to investigate any signs of information misuse, and committed to tougher penalties for any firms or organizations contravening those policies.

Zuckerberg said the dating function will be completely optional and opt-in only.

With Facebook Clear History feature, Zuckerberg is looking to give people a better control over their data.

But Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook would not slow down and wouldn't distance itself from developers as it prioritizes data privacy.

Facebook says you can only send text in the messaging feature, and that it's not connected to Messenger or WhatsApp.

In presenting the new feature, Zuckerberg noted that one-in-three marriages in the United States start online, and that some 200 million people on Facebook identify as being single. Zuckerberg has no choice but to address the incident to the developers who will be in attendance at the event in San Jose, California this week and the thousands of Facebook users who will stream from their homes. "I can't see Facebook supplanting Match any time soon - too big a moat".

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