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How to search for old items on your Facebook timeline

One of the greatest pain in every Facebook user’s ass is the inability to quickly search for something you posted before, whether it was a status, link, photo or something someone said in one of the replies. I had that problem earlier tonight and remembered seeing something somewhere that I never tried…

BINGO!  I found my post through a search feature tucked away some place that wasn’t immediately visible, and I’m going to show you how I did it.

Go to your Timeline and click on ‘View Activity Log’. This will take you to the Activity Log page, which will show you snippets of what you’ve been up to on Facebook.


Yep, you guessed right. The ‘Activity Search’ field right on top of the page lets you input search strings.


I was looking for a particular post I made last week about ‘Kuching Lost and Found Pets‘, which is a Facebook Page that I run. So I entered that search string into the field and BOOM! It turned up several Search Results, with the post I was looking for right on top.


If it’s a status update, you need to hover your mouse cursor over the relevant Search Result, causing a tiny time stamp to appear. Clicking on it will bring you to your post. If it’s an image, clicking on the image will bring it up.


The Activity Search pulls up your posts in public Facebook Groups too!


If you want to filter your results by the type of post you made, poke around the sidebar for something that suits your searching needs.


Play around with it and if you find something interesting, let me know about it in the comments below.

And now you know!

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Author: Georgette Tan

writer . poet . introvert . NSFW hand letterer . equatorial eclectic

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