Facebook launches Manage Activity so you can go back and trash those posts you regret
“The internet is not written in pencil, it’s written in ink” was a line from the film The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin about the birth of Facebook. But a new feature introduced by the social media giant is about to change all that.
Manage Activity will now make it possible to curate your Facebook presence to create a more accurate picture of who you are.
In other words, users will be able archive or erase those posts that don’t reflect their personality including those posted during high school or university years.
You might have thought they were a good idea at the time but a potential employer or new partner or family member might have other thoughts.
Manage Activity allows users to archive or trash their posts in one place and also works in reverse if you decide later you’d like to revive some posts.
Posts that are erased will sit in the trash for up to 30 days in case you change your mind, after that – they are gone forever.
It’s also possible to manage several posts at once so you can trash in bulk if you need to.
There are also built-in filters to make it easy to search and find posts with specific words and other people in them.
Manage Activity will is available now on the mobile app and Facebook Lite and will come to the desktop version of Facebook in the near future.