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How to Delete Facebook Search History Permanently

Written by Thirumalraj

Here you’ll learn the steps to view and clear your Facebook search history.

I’m using the PC, Android, and iPhone in this instance. Let’s start.

How to Delete Facebook Search History on PC

Here’s how to view and delete your search history on the Facebook desktop version:

Sign in to your Facebook account. Hit your name at the top.

Click on the three horizontal dots button beneath the cover photo, and then hit Activity log.

From the left sidebar, click “Logged Actions and Other Activity.”

Click on Search history above the “Videos you’ve watched.” You can now view the visits and searches.

To remove an individual search or visit:

Click on the three horizontal dots beside the one you want to remove. Then click Delete. Click Delete in the confirmation popup.

Click Clear Searches at the top right to remove all searches and visits simultaneously.

Here is an alternative method:

At the top left of Facebook, click the search bar. You can now see a few searches and visits.

You can remove any of them by clicking the X icon. Hit Edit to view all searches and visits.

To remove an individual search or visit:

Click on the three horizontal dots beside the one you want to remove. Then click Delete. Click Delete in the confirmation popup.

Click Clear Searches at the top right to remove all searches and visits.

How to Clear Search History On Facebook (Android or iPhone)

Here’s how to view and clear your search history on Facebook for Android or iPhone:

Open the Facebook app.

Tap on the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top if you’re on Android or the bottom if you’re on iPhone.

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings > Activity Log.

Tap Logged Actions and Other Activity > Search history.

You can view your searches and visits now.

Hit the three horizontal dots beside the one you want to remove. Tap “Delete.” In the confirmation popup, hit “Delete.”

Hit “Clear Searches” at the top to remove all the searches and visits.

Here is an alternative method:

Open the Facebook app. Then hit the Search icon in the top right.

The “Recent searches” section shows a few of your recent searches and visits.

You can remove an individual search or visit by hitting the X icon.

To see all your stops and searches, tap See all.

Visits and searches are displayed by default. Select Searches at the top if you only want to view searches.

To view only visits, hit Visits at the top. The Visits section displays visit to a profile, page, or group through search.

You can remove an individual search or visit by hitting the X icon.

To completely erase your search history, select Clear All. Hit Clear All in the popup. Keep in mind this is permanent.

Notes

Does Facebook Save Your Search History?

Yes. Remember, Facebook saves your search and every visit you make to a profile, page, or group via search. The history of those is called search history.

How can You Find Deleted Searches on Facebook?

You can’t. Search deletion is permanent.

How can I Retrieve Deleted Search History on Facebook?

Deleting your search history is permanent. So, you can’t retrieve the deleted search history.

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