Facebook has promised to delete unpublished videos it previously kept

Facebook has been secretly keeping videos you’ve recorded but never published, the company is now promising to completely delete them.

Last week, we learned that a sister of New York Magazine writer found old videos that should have already been cleaned off the website but were located in her downloaded Facebook data archive. Today, Facebook apologize for this problem and told Select/All that it would delete the video content that should be never been there in the first place.

“We investigated a report that some people were seeing their old draft videos when they accessed their information from our Download Your Information tool,” a Facebook spokesman told New York Magazine. “We discovered a bug that prevented draft videos from being deleted. We are deleting them and apologize for the inconvenience.”

At this time, we don’t know how widespread this issue is or there is a way for us to make sure that all of our unpublished videos have been deleted. We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment and will update this post if we hear anything.

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