The world's largest social network Facebook is going to bring a clear history tool to protect their user's privacy. It will take a few months to build.
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that they would bring a clear history feature to protect user's privacy. He also said that, 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. We're building a version of this for Facebook too. It will be a simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook — what you've clicked on, websites you've visited, and so on. It will help people more information and control over the data collected from other sites and apps. The company is continuously trying to improve the privacy system, but in the last year, the company revealed that 50 million accounts had hacked.
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What is clear history tool
In your web browser, whether it's Chrome or Safari, you can quickly clear your cookies and browsing history. You'll be able to use this tool to see the sites and apps you've interacted with. Apart from this, you're going to be able to clear all this information from your account, and you'll even be able to turn it off.
How will clear history feature work
The Clear History system will ideally show you the browsing data that Facebook collects on you. And yes, it'll also allow you to clear that data from your profile. Some privacy experts think the tool won’t delete your history from Facebook’s servers.
How does it collect data
It receives information or data in two ways. First of all, through the data, you provided or granted access to via website and apps. And another is. It collects information about which sites you visit while you’re not on Facebook. The company may insert a cookies system into your browser. When you had login in the website or app and clicked on the other site, it will detect by the cookies. However, the company wants to change that system with a clear history.
The availability of clear history
Clear History was initially supposed to be available in 2018. However, the company's director ‘David Baser' told that Clear History would be available for testing by spring of 2019. It's taking longer to launch due to technical issues that popped up during development.