In the footsteps of the Graph Search feature launch, Facebook has also decided to keep a record of previous searches you may have done. While this may be a huge benefit for people such as fans or doting mothers who likes to be updated about certain individuals on a regular basis, the rest of the Facebook denizens are going nuts about this new feature.
Most of us have, from time to time, used Facebook to
stalk check up on old acquaintances or former flames. Some even scour Facebook for the latest dirt on their enemies. With the addition of search history, a full list of previous searches that you have done is readily available in your Facebook profile.
The good news is that the search history is only available to you, the account owner yourself. The bad news is that there are some individuals who “share custody” of Facebook accounts or some who don’t see the need to log off Facebook because they haven’t been doing anything really inappropriate. Couples come to mind as persons who frequently share Facebook accounts. While there is nothing technically wrong with looking up your high school sweetheart, you don’t want to give the impression to your current squeeze that you’re still hung up on former lovers.
For those of you who has an embarrassingly extensive list of crushes that you
creepily obsess over frequently look up on Facebook, don’t worry. Here’s a very helpful post from the Business Insider on how to purge that search history right out of your profile.
How do you feel about this new Facebook feature? Got any interesting or embarrassing anecdotes to share with regards to the search history? Go ahead and comment below, we want to hear them!
Business Insider on how to remove previous search entries