Facebook releases Activity Log update, adds search history

Sep 21, 2012
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Facebook has just announced a new update for its Activity Log, saying that it will soon show your search history along with all of your other activity on the social network. Activity Log is already pretty creepy in that it keeps track of everything you do on the social network, but now things just got a touch creepier. Soon, you'll be able to see a record of everyone and everything you've searched for on Facebook, with the company saying that the feature should be available to all users in the coming weeks.

The good news is that your Activity Log can only be seen by you, so even though it will display your search history, no one else will be able to see who you've looked for. You can delete past search queries from within Activity Log, though to be honest, we're not sure why would need to if you're the only one who can see your Activity Log records. One thing is definitely certain, though: it's time to get a little more guarded when it comes to where you access Facebook - having your Facebook search history out in the open could prove to be quite embarrassing, after all.

In fairness, there could potentially be some instances where having your search history logged comes in handy. For instance, if you ever forget the name of one of your favorite groups, you could use your Activity Log to quickly find it again. Aside from that, though, we're kind of at a loss when it comes to the benefits of having your search history available (and the group example is already a bit of a stretch).

This update was released today, which means that some Facebook users should already have access to their search history in the Activity Log. It will be rolling out to everyone over the next few weeks, though Facebook doesn't say specifically when everyone should have the feature active. What do you think of Facebook's latest Activity Log update?

[via Facebook Newsroom]


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