February 21, 2020
Facebook Clear History tool now available in all countries

Facebook Expands its Clear History Tool to All its Users around the Globe

Facebook has expanded its Clear History tool in a new section called “off-Facebook activity,” to give people more control over their activity…

It’s certainly no secret that if something is free, the recipient is the actual product being sold. That’s certainly the case with social media networks and search engines. Although ostensibly “free” the truth is the information collected about users is most definitely worth real money.

Facebook collects a whole lot of data on people, particularly its users. And, monetizes that information in a number of ways. Now, it’s giving users more control over their own digital activity.

The Facebook Clear History Tool Expands to All Countries

In a blog post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces that Facebook is making its Clear History tool available to all of its users in Settings > Your Facebook information > Off-Facebook Activity.

The section is called “Off-Facebook activity” because that’s precisely what it is. Whenever someone uses their Facebook credentials to sign into a website or app, their activity on that third-party platform is shared with Facebook. This is a new way for users to manage what’s collected.

Zuckerberg writes in the post:

“Off-Facebook Activity marks a new level of transparency and control. We’ve been working on this for a while because we had to rebuild some of our systems to make this possible.”

Here’s a screenshot that briefly explains how the process works:

off Facebook activity explanation screenshot
Credit: Facebook

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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