Facebook activity feed is an important way of keeping tracking of all your activities. In this feed, you can see the comments you’ve made, statuses you’ve liked and a lot more. Now the social network is also including your Facebook searches in this feed.
For instance, if you are looking for the movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, this search would eventually appear on your activity feed. This way, you are able to keep track of all the past searches and if you wish to go back to any of them, you can do so with a single click.
Some of you may panic at the thought of all Facebook searches goes straight to your activity feed. But there’s no cause to worry since the feed will be visible only to you and is not a public feature. Facebook made sure to assert this point in the following words, “It’s important to remember that no one else can see your Activity Log, including your search activity.”
However, if you want to be even more careful, you can simply tweak the settings of the items appearing on your news feed so that if Facebook ever changes the default settings to public, you would be safe. To change the settings, simply hit the ‘x’ button on the right-hand corner of any search item that eventually appears on your activity feed and select ‘Hide similar activity from Timeline’ option.
That should effectively shield your search history from any intruding eyes. Facebook says that you can expect to see the feature become available on your Timeline in the next few days.