Facebook recently launched a Manage Activity tool that gives users the ability to view their past posts on the social network (even those that were shared years ago) and delete them or archive them so that they can no longer be viewed by other users. Our guide will show you how to use the tool.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook application on iOS.
Step 1: Tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Settings & Privacy.”
Step 3: Tap “Settings.”
Step 4: Scroll down to the “Your Facebook Information” section and tap “Activity Log.”
Step 5: Tap “Manage Activity” at the top of the screen.
Step 6: Tap “Your Posts.”
You will see a timeline of your recent posts. Tap the box to the left of each post you want to delete. Note: If you have some posts that you want to delete and other posts that you just want to archive, you will need to complete these actions separately.
If you want to filter your timeline to view specific kinds of posts (like only text posts or those containing photos and videos), tap “Filters.”
From there, tap “Categories” if you want to view specific kinds of posts, such as text posts or posts that have been shared from other apps (as examples). Tap “Date” if you want to view posts from a particular date or time range. Tap “People” if you want to view all of the posts in which you tagged a specific Facebook user.
Step 7: Once you’ve selected one or more posts that you want to delete, tap “Trash” at the bottom of the screen.
Step 8: Tap “Move to Trash” on the confirmation window that appears. Note: Items that you’ve moved to the trash will remain in the trash for 30 days before they’re deleted. This will give you time to restore the post(s) if you change your mind about deleting them.