How Do I Delete My Search History on Facebook?

It's a good idea to periodically delete your Facebook search history, in order to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves. The procedure for deleting your search history is simple, whether done on iOS devices, Android devices, desktops, or laptops. It is also possible to delete individual items from your search history, instead of your entire history.

Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites around, and that often makes it a target for hackers and identity thieves. Because they can do a lot with a person's search history, it's a wise idea to periodically delete your search history on Facebook. This article will tell you how to do that.

Deleting Your Facebook Search History on iOS Devices

  1. Go to your Facebook page.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Go to Activity Log.
  5. Tap Category.
  6. Select Search History.
  7. Tap Clear Searches.

Deleting Your Facebook Search History on Android Devices

  1. Go to your Facebook page.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines.
  3. Scroll down to Help and Settings.
  4. Select Activity Log.
  5. Tap Filter.
  6. Tap Search History.
  7. Tap Clear Searches.

Deleting Your Facebook Search History on a Desktop or Laptop

  1. Go to your Facebook profile.
  2. Click on View Activity Log.
  3. Click on More in the Filters sidebar on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click on Search History.
  5. Click on Clear Searches.

Deleting a Single Item from Your Search History on iOS Devices

You can also choose to delete single problematic items from your search history instead of deleting the entire history. To do so, follow steps 1-6 in the iOS devices instructions given above. Then scroll through your search history until you find the item you want to delete. Tap the X next to it to delete it.

Deleting a Single Item from Your Search History on Android Devices

To delete a single item from your search history, follow steps 1-6 in the Android devices instructions given above. Then scroll through your search history until you find the item you want to delete. Tap the X next to it to delete it.

Deleting a Single Item from Your Search History on Desktops and Laptops

To delete a single item from your search history, follow steps 1-4 in the desktops and laptops instructions given above. Then scroll through your search history until you find the item you want to delete. Click on the X next to it to delete it.

Contacting Facebook

To ask questions about or get help with deleting your search history, you can contact a Facebook customer service representative. Help desk, chat, email, and phone options are available.

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