I believe you have currently heard a lot about Facebook’s Chart Browse Tool. It’s a new search function that lets you look for all sorts of things.
Among the big things that chart search does is mine other users’ profile details and ‘like’ info. Is this a bad innovation? Likes and profile information is quite a good thing, right? Not actually.
Chart search produces a big gold mine of exactly what is called Open-source Intelligence (OSINT). OSINT is a piece of intelligence information about individuals that is openly and readily available for the world to see and have access to. Unless you have gotten rid of a lot of specific details from your profile or made all your likes personal, then there is most likely a significant amount of OSINT offered about you through Facebook’s Chart Browse.
Getting rid of fragile individual information from your profile and concealing likes can help in excluding you from some chart searches, however, have you thought about the searches you’ve made?
Unfortunately, the searches you make on chart browse are being recorded and it belongs to your Facebook Activity Log. These searches are set by default to be viewed just by you, however, it does not mean that they do not exist. The searches are still in your Facebook Activity log, and Facebook still has access to them. Also, your friends could see what you’ve been searching for if you leave your Facebook account open on their computer system by checking out your activity log.
How to Clear Facebook Search History?
Follow these basic actions to eliminate your Chart Browse history:
ON YOUR BROWSER:
- Visit Facebook and tap on the ‘Search’ button without entering any search option
- On the options that pop up, click on ‘Edit’
- Click on ‘Clear Searches’
- You will get a pop-up notification asking if you are sure about clearing the searches you’ve made, click on ‘Clear Searches’