Facebook’s Activity Log Revamp Allows Search Reviews

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Forgot what you recently searched for on Facebook? On Friday, the social network announced that it had revamped its activity log feature to allow users to review their recent searches.

The feature has traditionally provided users with a dated timeline of actions including link tags, post comments, status updates, friends adds and more.

“Just as you can choose to delete any of your posts, you can use the same inline control on Activity Log to remove any of your searches at any time. It’s important to remember that no one else can see your Activity Log, including your search activity,” commented the social site via its newsroom.

The emergence of the new capability may be considered by some to provide users more transparency in exactly what the social network tracks. If you don’t see the feature just yet, it’s because the company may still be working to roll it out.

A report appearing on Tech Crunch, meanwhile, noted the move could be linked to Facebook exploring a broader capability. Earlier this month, at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated that his company would launch its own search engine sometime in the future.