How to remove search history from Facebook Activity Log

FB homepage

Facebook has rolled out yet another Activity Log feature to help users to control their search activity data while in the social network, to the many of its set of hard to keep up settings. If you weren’t aware, the social network giant is now recording every search term you type in the search box atop of your profile, just identical to how Google keeps track of every web search you make, but now you’ll be able to review and delete any searches at your convenience.


Removing searches are not difficult, it is just another thing that you have to worry about.

1. Sign-in to your Facebook account, from your Timeline under the photo cover in the top-right side, click Activity Log button.

Activity Log search

2. You’ll notice that there is a lot of things in the log page, posts, pages, comments, likes, etc. Look for the drop down menu in the top-right corner of the page and click the Search.

Note: It is possible that you won’t see the option just yet. Don’t worry, you’ll get it. It’s just going to take a bit more time.

Facebook search list

3. After you clicked the new option, you’ll see all your search terms in a chronological order. To delete a specific search, click the circle icon and then select the Remove button. This action will only get rid of a particular search, you can opt to remove all the “web history” by clicking the Clear Searches button located atop of your Activity Log page to empty all of terms in one shot.

Delete search terms

It is important to say that the company is noting that anything in the Activity Log section, including your search history can only be seen by you — and of course by them, but not by other users.

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