Remember that time you did a Facebook search of your partner’s ex? And before that, when you had a huge crush on your sweetie, you’d check his or her profile page slightly too often. Oh, and recall that other time when you had too much wine and looked up The One That Got Away?  Facebook does.

Whenever you search for something on Facebook, your search terms get stored in your Activity Log. Here’s how to how to delete facebook search history or view it.

The Activity Log is only viewable by you, but if you want to erase any of your old searches for whatever reason—or even if you just want to view them (to find something you forgot)—it’s really easy to find!

How to delete facebook search history:

1. Go to your profile:

 

2. Click the “Activity log” option at the bottom right of your cover photo.

 

facebook activity log

3. Your activity log is a list of your posts and all Facebook activity, including your search history.

 

4. Next, click on the “More” option on the left-hand menu, under “Photos” ,”Likes” and “Comments.”

 

5. Scroll down the expanded list until you see “Search.”

 

facebook activity log search option

6. You can now view your Facebook search history, in date order. To get rid of it, simply click “Clear Searches.”

delete facebook search history

7.  Your Facebook search history is now a clean slate!

clean facebook search history

Most Important Question:  How do I reset my search suggestions?

 

As you can see in comments Julian V. Jupiter asked, “I’ve done it. Yes, all searches have vanished and if I put cursor in the search bar of facebook, nothing appears on the dropdown. However, as soon as I start typing word, facebook is still displaying/autosuggesting searches I made before and deleted as instructed above. How do I completely delete them as if I just have a fresh Facebook account with no search yet at all?”

 

The answer is No, Unfortunately, We can’t really get rid of search suggestions on facebook. We tried contacting facebook asking the same question and this is what they said.

 

remove facebook search suggestoins

 

Search suggestions can’t be deleted, but your search history can. This Help Center FAQ will show you how to delete searches from your activity log:https://www.facebook.com/help/www/382661798450396/?ref=u2u. Both your search history and your activity on Facebook contribute to search suggestions, so deleting your search history may not remove certain suggestions from appearing.

We hope it helps.

Unlike facebook, you can completely delete your google search history. To do that, Go HERE.

 

We’ve taken a quick look how in the simple walk through the gallery above. In the comments below, let us know if you plan to delete your Facebook search history, or if you find it useful.

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13 thoughts on “how to delete facebook search history”

  1. Julian V. Jupiter

    I’ve done it. Yes, all searches have vanished and if I put cursor in the search bar of facebook, nothing appears on the dropdown. However, as soon as I start typing word, facebook is still displaying/autosuggesting searches I made before and deleted as instructed above. How do I completely delete them as if I just have a fresh Facebook account with no search yet at all?

    1. Jingyansu Choudhury

      Try to log out and login to your facebook account and check. If you still get auto-suggestions, let me know.

  2. Hi dude,i already tried thousands time clearing my search history from activity log as you guided but the browser keep suggesting me the same [email protected] even i only type an “a” on it.How to get totally rid of it?

    1. It should not buddy. But i tried myself and i also got same suggestions. Just give me sometime. I will get back to you with a solution.

  3. Still waiting on your feedback TechYuga, my FB browser still “remembers” my search even though ive deleted my activity log

    1. Extremely sorry Marie. We had sent you an e-mail. However, i will create a support ticket for you right now and you will get help by our online account experts within next 6 hours.

    2. Hello Marie, I have created a support ticket for you and one of our online account expert have sent you a response to your query. Please check your email.

      1. Hi, I’m having the same problem as Marie : my search history still appears every time I click on the search bar. Any news on how to solve the problem ?

  4. What does it mean when the search history shows that I’ve searched someone with exclamation marks but no name “”

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