July 7, 2020
New Facebook Manage Activity Tool Let's Users Bulk Delete and Archive Old Posts

Facebook will Soon Let Users Bulk Select and Delete or Archive Old, Embarrassing Posts

Facebook is about to introduce a new tool called Manage Activity, that will give users the power to quickly bulk-select and delete or archive old posts…

Practically everyone with a Facebook account has posted something they’ve later regretted. Stupid stuff, embarrassing photos and videos, and things in bad taste can easily have a deleterious effect on a person’s reputation, keep him or her from getting a job, and result in other undesirable scenarios. Until now, finding and deleting such content meant going back manually but soon, Facebook will make it a lot simpler.

New Facebook Manage Activity Tool Lets Users Bulk Delete and Archive Old Posts

The forthcoming Facebook Manage Activity tool will allow users to search and erase old posts, pictures, and videos in bulk fashion. It contains a filter, so it’s possible to find old content by the people tagged in them, date, and other identifiers. Plus, if there’s a change of mind later on, Facebook gives its users 30 days to restore the content. The social network writes in a recent post on its official news site the following:

“Whether you’re entering the job market after college or moving on from an old relationship, we know things change in people’s lives, and we want to make it easy for you to curate your presence on Facebook to more accurately reflect who you are today. That’s why we’re launching Manage Activity to help you archive or trash old posts, all in one place.”

Here’s a short explainer video, showing the new Manage Activity tool in-action:

Bill Boyles

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