Important: You Can View Your Facebook Search History And It Is The Worst Page On The Internet (and how to clean it!!)
You Can View Your Facebook Search History And It Is The Worst Page On The Internet
So many times there are posts to scare you and scare you about what Facebook stores about us. This is real. I went, I saw, and I cleaned it out. I recommend that you do as well.
Because when you see it, prepare to be shamed. And to feel violated. Your worst nightmare come to life.
Every so often, social networks slip up and do something to remind us just how much of our deeply personal information they’ve collected. And when this happens, the results are uniquely horrifying. Facebook, as it turns out, has been collecting and saving your search queries and, with a little digging, you can go back and look through your history. It is, of course, a terrible, shameful reminder of past whims, desires, boring queries, and any number of things that should never be and must be immediately killed with hellfire.
It is the worst page on the internet.
It’s hard to think of a great reason why Facebook needs to make these queries available to its users (the page is private and you can only view your own history), but perhaps even more concerning is the trouble it’s gone through to make your history hard to find.
It’s hidden deep away in your settings, under “Activity Log.” The “Search” function is buried though so you’ll have to click “More.”
There it is. Your very own shame-page. Just sitting there. Waiting for you.
Welcome to Hell.
Luckily you can clear all of this with one click of a button.
This is what your page should look like. Much better.
I’m not doing anything illegal, but I felt so much better having that cleared. I hope you do too.
Special thank you to Charlie Warzel BuzzFeed Staff
Posted on March 5, 2014, in News & Politics, Online Life, Technology and tagged buzzfeed, clean facebook, clean facebook search history, facebook, facebook search history, how to clean facebook search history, prepare to be shamed. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Important: You Can View Your Facebook Search History And It Is The Worst Page On The Internet (and how to clean it!!).