Aiming to help users delete or archive old posts, Facebook is introducing a new Manage Activity feature. By announcing this new feature, Facebook wants to make it easier for users to keep their posts relevant and up-to-date.
Facebook launches Manage Activity
When entering the job market after college, your potential employer may want to go through your Facebook activities as part of the background check process, and Facebook simply wants to be part of the process where users may want to make their social media presence to more accurately reflect who they are today.
In its blog post, Facebook had this to say:
“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.”
Most users who are in their late 20s or early 30s often feel embarrassed about things they may have posted when they were fresh out of high school and they absolutely don’t want their past Facebook activities, posts, or comments to come re-visit and haunt their present. That’s where the archive feature should come in handy.
Well, the archive feature practically allows users to hide the content they no longer want others to see on Facebook. But they may want to keep those posts limited for themselves.
Similarly, the Manage Activity feature allows you to trash past Facebook posts they no longer want anyone (including themselves) see.
Facebook doesn’t remove trashed posts completely for 30 days. Within the grace period, users can revoke or confirm the removal.
“This gives you some wiggle room in case you change your mind about deleting old posts.”
The Manage Activity feature also makes it easier for Facebook users to manage multiple posts at once. Facebook has developed filters to help users sort or discover specific content they are looking for, by posts, specific people, or from a specific date range.
Manage Activity is already live on Facebook Lite, and the feature will be available on the desktop in the future. Recently, Facebook launched a new Profile Lock feature to keep women safe from online harassment.