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Facebook delays its ‘Clear History’ tool yet again to Autumn 2019

Facebook delays its ‘Clear History’ tool yet again to Autumn 2019: The much-awaited tool feature ‘Clear History’ of Facebook that was supposed to roll out in spring this year has been delayed. Facebook’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, announced the new feature that would give users better control over their browsing history, in May 2018 at Facebook’s annual F8conference in San Jose, California. Facebook Status Updates Quotes

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Facebook announced its Clear history feature at F8 2018.
  • Clear history feature allows users to clear their browsing history.
  • Launch of Facebook’s clear history feature has been delayed again.

It was supposed to be rolled out by the year end itself but then delayed to Spring 2019 but now as per the latest reports, FB users have to wait a little bit longer to use this feature as it has been postponed to Autumn 2019.

According to the reports, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of Integrity, who attended an event by Engadget on Wednesday informed that the ‘Clear History’ feature would now arrive between September and November. Rosen said, “We’re working to re-engineer 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.”

The idea of this “Clear tool” feature is simple. At the launch last year, Mark Zuckerberg had described this feature to be as simple as clicking a button, just like people do while erasing their browser history. However, Zuckerberg also added that this tool would also hamper the Facebook experience in a similar fashion to when you delete your cookies. It means that you’ll have to sign back into every website and reconfigure things as Facebook will to relearn about your activities all over again. Apart from this, the feature would also allow users to turn off the feature that enables the social networking giant to collect user information.

It’s almost been a year since Facebook had announced the “Clear tool” feature. Facebook’s head of the privacy product team at in December revealed that the Clear History won’t arrive until the Spring of 2019 and now postponed to the year-end. Let’s see if this time Facebook would be able to launch the offer or there would be a new timeline.