We’ve all been there. Your grandmother just joined Facebook, your boss sent you a friend request or you’re applying for that dream job. Suddenly, you’re scrambling to purge your profile of last night’s pictures plus everything else you wouldn’t want Grams to see.
Painstakingly filtering through your Timeline isn’t going to cut it, but FaceWash makes it easier. Three Kent State University undergrads created a web app that cleans your profile of incriminating content to give you a “fresh face.”
The app allows users to search the profile with a “dirty word” list, a precompiled set of offensive or distasteful terms. You can also input your own words, and the returned results are displayed in categories such as “links that you have liked” or comments.
When taken to the questionable content, users have the option to either delete or change privacy settings. Check out the video, above, for more.
Like most Facebook-compatible web apps, FaceWash asks for access to your basic information, email address, profile info and photos. The free app is ideal for professionals in the making, creators Camden Fullmer, Daniel Gur and David Steinberg say on their page.
“You spent the last four years being a college kid. And that’s wonderful. But a lot can happen in four years, and Facebook never forgets,” the site describes.
The students hope to add more features, reports the Los Angeles Times, giving the app the ability to search in other languages.
Would you use FaceWash to clean up your online identity? Let us know what you think in the comments.