Facebook’s clear history feature delayed again
Last year in May Facebook’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage in San Jose, California at the company’s annual developer’s conference – F8 2018 – to announce a brand new feature coming to the social media platform that would give users better control over their browsing history. However, the feature was delayed with the company planning to roll out the feature later this year. But now it seems that Facebook users will have to wait a little longer to be able to exercise their right to freedom as the feature has been delayed – AGAIN.
According to a report by Engadget, Facebook’s plans of rolling out the clear history feature are not going to materialise anytime soon as it is taking the company longer than anticipated to ‘re-engineer’ its systems to allow users delete their Facebook browsing history. Speaking an event at Facebook about the company’s integrity efforts, Facebook’s vice president of Integrity, Guy Rosen said the introduction of the Facebook’s much anticipated clear history feature has been further delayed. The feature is now expected to be available to the Facebook users in the fall, that is around September – October, this year.
“We’re working to reengineer our systems, and how we process that data so that we can do it right. That’s why it’s taking more time than anticipated,” Rosen said as reported by the publication.
For those of you who remain unsure of what exact does the clear history feature do, here’s a simple explanation. Facebook’s clear history feature, when released will enable users to delete their browsing history within Facebook’s native platform. This history includes a list of games that you have played, the videos you have watched, the sites you have visited and even a list of profiles you have visited. Additionally, the feature would also allow users to turn off the feature that enables the social networking giant to collect user information.
“In your web browser, you have a simple way to clear your cookies and history. The idea is a lot of sites need cookies to work, but you should still be able to flush your history whenever you want,” Zuckerberg had written in a post on his personal Facebook profile following the announcement.
The feature that was scheduled to be launched last year has already been delayed twice. It remains to be seen if Facebook would be able to deliver on its promise this time around.