New Facebook chat - no CLEAR HISTORY option!

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New Facebook chat - no CLEAR HISTORY option!

Has anyone noticed the new Facebook chat that went live yesterday? Now you can see the picture-icon of who you're chatting with on every line.. whoopy-doo.. but there is no more clear chat history option!

Has anyone figured-out how to clear the chat history? even after closing the chat-box, logging-out of Facebook, then coming back and opening a new chat-window with someone you were previously chatting with, it brings up the entire chat history with that person - this could lead to some compromising situations!

UPDATE: It looks like the chat history is only saved for about 24 hours, so it does eventually clear on it's own

TAGs: How to clear Facebook chat history, Facebook history, clear chat on Facebook

Anonymous Visitor
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no clear history option
bradleybg
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think about it for a moment. yes, people who are cheating on their spouses using FaceBook chat will have clear issues with this. however, those who are harassing and threatening others, particularly students and the 'bullying' issue, will not be able to hide what they have said. FaceBook is covering itself here.
Anonymous Visitor
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that is absolutely rediculous. people dont necessarily want to clear their history to avoid being outted to their spouses. maybe you dont want your coworker sitting next to you to come over and read what has been said for any number of reasons. and if your being bullied on facebook....perhaps heres an idea...get off...or block them
bradleybg
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maybe people should work ... at work , instead of chatting on facebook.
ladeeda
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Right. People shouldn't be following message boards at work, either.
bradleybg
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absolutely correct. good thing i'm a self made millionaire
Anonymous Visitor
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Haha! Me too!
hubby
no more CLEAR HISTORY option in Facebook chat !

ok, i have looked everywhere: Privacy settings, account settings, chat settings, even the Facebook chat-help pages (which have not yet been updated) and as far as i can tell, it is NOT POSSIBLE to clear your chat history. Keeping chat history forever, or even for a short time is not a biggie for me, but I can see how this might cause big issues for some people and i am guessing it is only a matter of time before Facebook users start to revolt (again)..

Anonymous Visitor
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Some idiot from FaceBook decide to remove that option "Clear Chat History". How can he still have a job without common sense ???
Bridget Creighton
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No kidding! This SUCKS! Facebook, BRING IT BACK!!!
Anonymous Visitor
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PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER THIS IS SO FREAKIN ANNOYINGGGG
Anonymous Visitor
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please bring back clear chat history option
G1ll
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It does not matter WHY a person would want to clear it, just that it seems like a feature which should be included and is not.

I'm not bothered by it myself but others seem to be which shows itself that it was an important feature. That is unless you believe that everything said and written should be public and set out there forever. I've never deleted mine but people should be able to if they so wish, for whatever reason.

obnpie
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This NO CLEAR CHAT HISTORY is so frustrating!!! I have kids and don't want them to see what I am chatting about all the time. People should not be judging the reasons why you want to clear the chat history, rather help find the solution. I have also been searching all over and have yet to find a way to do so. By the next day, the chat history clears itself, but this is not good enough. As a result, until they fix this and bring back the clear feature, I will be doing a lot less chatting unfortunately, which in turn means using other sites other than facebook for communication. A big fail if you ask me.
Anonymous Visitor
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great, but how can I manually clear my facebook chat history?
hubby
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Right now, you can't manually clear your chat history! That what we're all griping about.

Edward Newcombe
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where there is a keyboard there is a way... But only if you are a true geek!!! I do not think it... I know for a fact!!! Anything that allows me to type messages into it will allow me to do whatever I want to do to it on my end, however pesky it may be IT CAN ALWAYS, ALWAYS, BE DONE!!! it may still be there on their end but anything that I can type into that I see on my computer I can manipulate, sometimes I just need to know where to start in certain cases such as facebooks chat window... If you cannot modify or manipulate it then you cannot type messages into it... simple as that... there is always a fix!!! ;)
Anonymous Visitor
Friends Showing Online then when you click them they go offline
Is anyone else having this problem? Several of the people I know are having the same problem. Either they have no chat feature in the lower right corner or if they do when you click on the person you wish to chat with they go offline. Is there a fix for this?
hubby
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I noticed this today but assumed the person had just coincidentally gone offline.

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