Facebook Pushes Back its Release of its ‘Clear History’ Tool yet Again

Facebook has delayed its previously announced ‘Clear History’ feature, originally scheduled for release sometime last year…

During its annual F8 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a huge announcement. He revealed a new option called “Clear History,” which would give users the power to delete their account histories.

Facebook Clear History Tool Delayed again by the Social Network

The Facebook Clear History tool was supposed to go live last year. Then, it was delayed until “spring 2019.” Now, it’s been pushed back again, to the fall of this year, according to VP of Integrity Guy Rosen. 

Rosen explains, “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.”

What’s curious is the time it’s taking to debut the feature, given its initial release schedule.

Currently, Facebook users can only delete their search histories. But, a more robust tool, like the one announced would do a whole lot more.

Just this week, Facebook also announced its latest plan to step-up its efforts in purging “problematic content.”

To be sure, there are several issues the social site must deal with. Recently, an independent security group found dozens of Facebook Groups buying and selling stolen credit card data and other personal information.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.