Today we are going to show you how to see everything you’ve done on Facebook using Activity Log. Facebook records practically everything we do. Not just the friends you add or the posts you publish, but also what you like, what you comment on, etc. And we can see all of those data thanks to Activity Log.
We can see what we have done if we want to review previous posts, old friends, or comments that no longer interest us. We can delete them too if we would like to. This tool also allows us to filter by year and or by month.
How to see everything you’ve done on Facebook using Activity Log?
You can see everything you have done on Facebook since you have joined the social network.
To access the activity log we have to follow these steps:
- Click on the arrow next to your photo at the top right of Facebook
- Tap on “Settings and privacy”
- Choose the “Activity Log” option.
You can choose to see a specific category or you can review all of them. These are your options:
- Activity Log
- Activity in which you have been tagged
- Photos and videos
- Photos you have been tagged in
- Other people’s posts in your bio
- Hidden in biography
- Likes and reactions
- Posts and comments
- Pages, page likes, and interests
- Added friends
- Removed friends
- Friend request sent
- Friend request received
- Significant events
- Archived stories
- Your stories
- Video surveys you have participated in
Just scroll to the bottom of the list to check the category you want. There are many others that we have not included here that you can find by following the steps above. Choose the filter you want and at the top of the window, you will find: Year
A drop-down will allow you to choose the year you want to look for. You will be able to search for the year you want since you created your Facebook account. When you have checked all the filters and have chosen the specific year, tap on “Filter” to see all the related activities.
For example, you can see which friends you added on Facebook in 2016. Or which friends you had deleted on Facebook in 2017, which photos you were tagged in 2019, which comments you wrote in 2020. Everything you’ve done, if you haven’t deleted it, will appear in this log. And you can even choose the exact month of the year too.
The results will appear on the left side of the screen, in a column. Just tap on the different posts on the left to open them in a large window on Facebook. For example, if you have written a comment on a post you will be able to see what it was about or to whom it was addressed.
Delete any event
There are two options for deleting items from the activity log: you can delete events (comments made, friends added…) or you can delete searches you have made in the last few months or days.
Once you have followed the above steps and you are in the Facebook activity log, you can delete anything you want. However, you will have to delete each item individually. In the left bar, you will see the chronology: day, month, year, and what happened.
You can tap on the different events and you will see that just by hovering the mouse over them, a circle with three dots will appear. If you tap on this dot, a button will appear: Delete. Click on it to delete the specific event.
How to delete searches using Activity Log?
You can delete searches you have made on Facebook. From the website, on the top left, you will find the search engine of the social network. Tap on it and you will see recent searches and blue letters indicating “Edit”. Tap on them.
The search history of the last few days will now open with the same format as above: the items are in a column on the left and you can tap on any of them to open them in large format. Here we have two options: tap on the circle on each of the items to delete them individually or delete all of them together. If you want to delete all searches, tap on “Delete searches” and they will disappear from the history.
Keep in mind that only you see what you have searched for so it is not important if you do not remove this, no one will be able to access it unless they enter your social network.
How to review posts and tagged photos using Activity Log?
One of the things that Facebook’s activity log also allows us to do is to review photos in which you are likely to appear or posts in which you may have been tagged in the past and that you want to review to remove your tag, add to profile, hide, etc.
Follow the steps above to open the Facebook log (tap on the arrow in the top right corner, go to settings and privacy and go to activity log). Once you are in, choose the “Review posts you have been tagged in” section. You can hide those posts or add them to your profile. You can repeat the process with all the posts in which you have been mentioned on Facebook.