HOW TO: Opt out of sharing your Facebook search habits in the Activity Log

Facebook recently announced that “in addition to your other activity, you’ll be able to see the searches you’re making on Facebook.” The feature will be rolling out over the next few weeks and you’re auto-enrolled in it.

First, it’s important to note that no one besides you can see your Activity Log. Whew! However, if you don’t want that kind of search information just hanging around on the interwebz you can choose to delete this option.

Here’s how you’ll be able to update your profile if you don’t want to include searches:

Near the top of your profile (next to “Update Info), select “Activity Log”

You can access this tool by going to the top of your profile, and going to Search from the activity sorter (the option won’t be visible until it’s available to you). In the meantime, you can view all of your activity by clicking on the log.

There’s also a Shared Activity plugin that lets you control app activity while you use the mobile app.

Questions? Leave a comment here or email me prsarahevans@gmail[.]com.


This feature is something new and I've got of mixed emotions on this thing.