Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose Mc Enery Convention Center in San Jose California

The photo-sharing app is adding group video chats to its messaging tool. The massive hack prompted new questions about privacy levels on the platform, incited a #DeleteFacebook movement by some users and sent Zuckerberg to the Capitol to testify for hours in front of members of Congress. We will be sure to cover Zuckerberg's second keynote address again tomorrow on the last day of the conference.

Zuckerberg also announced Facebook is launching a "Clear History", feature that will allow users to clear their search history and eliminate past information from websites and apps.

Last week, Facebook chief technical officer Mike Schroepfer participated in United Kingdom hearings about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Speaking at Facebook's (fb) annual F8 developer conference, Zuckerberg kicked things off by lightheartedly stating the obvious, "This has been an intense year". He was grilled about how Facebook protects users' data and other issues.

This Clear History feature is a standard tool in popular web browsers, but has been noticeably absent in Facebook prior to its wave of data privacy scandals.

The feature will launch in the United States with English and Spanish translations of conversations in the Marketplace section of Facebook, and will be extended to general Messenger use in coming weeks, the service said in a blog post. It will be interesting to see if users trust Facebook enough to fork over more personal information and conduct their dating activities on the platform.

"We were slow to identify Russian election interference", said Zuckerberg.

Most major dating apps - including Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, and even Feeld - require you to connect the app to your Facebook account in order to sign up for the service.

A dating service "represents a potentially challenging situation if Facebook can't fulfill its promise to offer dating services in a privacy-protected and safe way", said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst at eMarketer.

Spaces includes some unique features not found on traditional Facebook.

"Now you can bring your friends together", Zuckerberg said to chuckles.

"Your Facebook won't be quite as good as it relearns your preferences", said Zuckerberg.

Concerns about privacy on Facebook have grown since the social network's admission in March that the data of millions of users was wrongly harvested by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. In a moment of levity, Zuckerberg introduced Facebook's new "Watch Party" - where multiple friends can watch a single video event together - by using his own congressional testimony as an example, which drew laughs from the crowd. Zuckerberg said that the goal is to take this idea to a different level.

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