Facebook Testing Ability for iOS App Users to Schedule Deletion of Posts

By David Cohen 

ChooseExpiration650Facebook is testing a new feature in its flagship iOS application that appears to be inspired by similar capabilities in messaging apps such as Snapchat, if not by classic television series Mission: Impossible: Users who are part of the can schedule the deletion of their posts in advance.

The Next Web reported on the test, and the social network confirmed it to The Next Web, saying:

We’re running a small pilot of a feature on Facebook for iOS that lets people schedule deletion of their posts in advance.

According to screenshots obtained by The Next Web, users can choose from a range of one hour to seven days, and The Next Web cautioned users that even though deleted posts will disappear from their Timelines, they may be visible via offline backups and logs for up to 90 days.

Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Screenshot courtesy of The Next Web.