Embarrassing Facebook history? New FaceWash app cleans your page

Embarrassing Facebook history? New FaceWash app cleans your page

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Controversial and compromising pictures and postings flooding your Facebook page? There's an app for that.

FaceWash understands you spent the last four years being a college kid. The website says Facebook never forgets the parties, the questionable characters and the posts and pictures to prove it. That's where FaceWash comes in, ready to wash away all the dirty jokes, beer talk, late night snapshots, and questionable "likes," links and updates from your Facebook page.

Jillian Dolciato is like countless college seniors across the country, preparing for life after graduation.

"I want to work within campus recreation," Dolciato says.

And when we showed her the hot new app that boasts it can help students become a professional by removing explicit pics and posts she said, "I feel like a lot of people should get this app, especially seniors."

Buddies Camden Fullmer, Daniel Gur and David Steinberg agree. Motivated by the need to have an employer friendly Facebook page, in a Skype interview, the trio from Kent State University say they created FaceWash over the weekend.

"We made it at a hackathon, a programming competition, at the University of Pennsylvania," Steinberg says. "We posted it online and began having people use it and respond to it."

To sign up, users must first go to the app's website and click "get started" then log into their Facebook account. Then, click "go to app."

"So we present to the user this list, this result list that has questionable content, potentially undesirable content," Steinberg explains. "We don't delete it for you, we give you the choice."

DePaul University senior Dana Adami is not sold.

"I wouldn't do it," Adami says. "I would just delete my Facebook before I did that."

And James Purpura is skeptical.

"It's kind of cool if there's something you don't want people to see and you don't feel like or have the time to find everything one by one and take it off but then you have to think, is that moral? Automatically deleting everything, is that deceiving people?" Purpura asks.

"The same old adage is true," Social media savvy Chicago Attorney Daliah Saper says. "Be careful what you post on the Internet and always ask yourself is this something you would want an employer or someone else to see."

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