Facebook Search History – How to View and Clear Searches


How to View and Delete Facebook search history on Computer

Every activity you perform on Facebook is stored and logged in the activity log by built in activity logging service.

Facebook Search History is restricted to the user only and cannot be made public. However not deleting your personal history may cause huge embarrassment especially when someone gets hold of your Facebook account.


facebook search history


You can view and delete any entry by following steps

  1. Click the gear shaped object in upper-right corner of the interface.
  2. Open the activity log (as shown in the screenshot attached).
  3. Click on “more” tab to view the interface with full options.
  4. Click on the “search”

Facebook Searches

  1. Click “clear searches” to permanently delete your search history (as shown in the picture attached).

Final interface should look like the screenshot attached below confirming that the history has been deleted successfully.

view facebook search history


With this you have deleted your entire facebook search history.


How to Clear Facebook Searches on IOS

Your activity log on Facebook show a list of all the people and pages you look for, liked, commented and reacted to on Facebook. Bear in mind, nobody else has access to your activity log but you.

In Facebook, whenever you type and look for something, it will recollect what you looked for- in your personal data. In any case, you can access, find, view and clear your activity whenever you want to. Our guide will show to you how to accomplish that.

(These screen captures were caught in the Facebook application on iOS).

Step 1: Open the page with your News Feed, and tap the look up bar at the top (left) of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Edit” located close in the upper right of the look up result page opened.

Step 3: Tap “Clear Searches.”

Step 4: Tap “Confirm” to clear your inquiry activity.

And you’re done. It was that easy!



What is Facebook

Facebook (pronounced feɪsbʊk) is a social network created by Mark Zuckerberg and founded with Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz. It was originally a site for students at Harvard University. Its purpose was to design a space in which the students of said university could exchange fluent communication and share content easily through the Internet. His project was so innovative that over time it was extended to be available to any user of the network.

In the middle of 2007 it launched the French, German and Spanish versions translated by users in an unpaid way, mainly to boost its expansion outside the United States, since its users are concentrated in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It has more than 1350 million members, and translations into 70 languages. In October 2014, Facebook reached 1,350 million users, of which there were more than 700 million mobile users. Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States are the countries with more users, however there are users who have more than one account.



Users spend an average of 15 hours a month on this social network. While there are many agencies that warn against such intensive use and studies that detail the damage that can cause so many hours using this social environment, there are also reports that extol its virtues and benefits.

Improve your heart rate: Spending time on Facebook can help you relax, slow down your heart rate and lower your stress levels, according to the study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University from Milan, where they measured the vital signs of 30 students and found that their heart rate and stress levels dropped when they were in the network
Help to get a job: Contrasting with a series of companies that already use online research to discard potential employees, studies show that Facebook could be used to determine who are the best candidates
Increase your self-esteem: Spending time in the social media giant also makes people feel good about themselves, according to a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University, which was the first to demonstrate a psychological benefit and revealed that there are people who receive a boost of self-esteem just by looking at their Facebook wall

Increase the price of the shares: It is not only good for your physical and mental health, it can also be good for your investments. A study conducted by researchers at Pace University found that the more popular a company is on Facebook, the better the price of its shares.

Increase productivity: While many may argue that social networks only distract employees, there is research that shows otherwise, as a study reported that giving a 10-minute break to use Facebook makes employees happier, healthier and productive

Help obtain a degree: A study from the Christian University of Abilene found that students who were active on FB were less likely to drop out of school than those who did not use the social network. The study also revealed that active students on FB showed more enthusiasm for their university environment, Wired reported.

Improve your love life: Research shows that almost 60% of singles become friends with someone new on FB after meeting them in person. If they like what they see, 25% are likely to go to their new love through FB.




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