Facebook Saves Your Search History: Here’s How To Delete It

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Were you aware that Facebook saves your search results? Whenever you search for a long lost friend, spy on an ex-girlfriend or simply look up information via the Facebook search bar that information is saved inside of your account settings.

For users looking to increase their own privacy Facebook searches can be deleted and the process is surprisingly simple (at least in terms of Facebook use).

First go to Facebook.com and when logged in you should see the “Activity Log” option below your cover photo:

Activity Log

After clicking on Activity Log look to the left side of your FB page and you will see “Photos, Likes, Comments” and the “More” link. Click on the “More” link.

Activity Log - More Link

After clicking on more a new list of features will be shown, click on the “Search” icon at the bottom of the list:

Facebook Search Icon

After clicking on the Search Icon you will see a list of searches, simply click on the “stop” circle to the right of the search and choose REMOVE:

Facebook Activity Log Delete History

You have now deleted your Facebook search history results.

9 thoughts on “Facebook Saves Your Search History: Here’s How To Delete It

  1. Shani, I just went through it again, so did our other team members to make sure I didn't forget anything. What is happening when you try to remove past searches?

  2. I don't have the search activity button any more in activity log section. Why?

  3. It's because of the way Facebook pulls in data now. The Graph Search uses all of your account info, based on various variables to pull in data. Facebook use to rely on historical data. Hence there is nothing to clear now.

  4. You can 'clear searches' in activities but it doesn't remove them from the search bar. How Do you clear the history on that?

  5. You can 'clear searches' in activities but it doesn't remove them from the search bar.

  6. You can 'clear searches' in activities but it doesn't remove them from the search bar. How can I do that?

  7. James Johnson You can 'clear searches' in activities but it doesn't remove them from the search bar. How can I do that? Also, I never subscribed to, or downloaded, any graph search… How did I end up with it?

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