How to delete Facebook search history [video]

How to delete Facebook search history

A question I often get asked is “how to delete Facebook search history?” 

As a Facebook user, one would expect this option to be right next to the Facebook Graph Search box (the logical place) or at least included in the account settings menu.

So why does Facebook make it so difficult to delete Facebook search history?

While we’ll never know the logic behind why Facebook makes the decisions that it does, what we can do is walk you through the necessary steps to delete your search history.

But before we do that, let’s talk about the impact of deleting Facebook search history.

Should you delete Facebook search history?

While you can delete your search history on Facebook, should you? That’s a tough one to answer. It really depends on what your reasoning is.

If your parents have access to your Facebook account, deleting your searches might be a good idea – especially if there’s something you’ve searched for that you don’t want them to find.

The same can be said if you’re someone who is in a committed relationship  and you’re looking to meet someone else.

Outside of these two cases, there’s really not a need to delete Facebook search history. Deleting your search history means that if you frequently search for something, you may not get the results as quickly as you would like them. 

Also, it’s not like if you delete your search history, Facebook cannot use your data. Chances are they collect your data and analyze it before you can even hit the delete Facebook search history button. 

How to delete Facebook search history

For those of you ready to delete Facebook search history, there are two ways to delete your past search history.

One, delete your entire Facebook search history. Two, delete individual searches. This video tutorial walks you through the process of performing each of these tasks on Facebook.

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While I would love an explanation as to why Facebook makes it so difficult to delete your search history, it’s not something you can change, so you’ll have to live with it for now.

Question: While I listed a few of reasons why someone would want to delete Facebook search history, what are your reasons behind deleting it? Let me know by leaving a comment below.