How To Delete All Your Facebook Activity

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Update: The extension that we covered earlier (Facebook Activity Remover) no longer works. If Facebook really cares about a user’s personal choice for privacy, they should provide an option to delete all activities at once. Something like the one below.
Facebook activity remover screenshot

Only if Facebook had this option by default!

However, we came across a few browser extensions and user-scripts for the web that are ‘in a way’ capable of removing all the Facebook activities in the activity log. Unfortunately, they either worked briefly or simply hid the post and not delete it. Writing a user-script for this task is really challenging as Facebook keeps updating their site to counter any removal tools and scripts.

Therefore, as a user who desperately wants to remove your past embarrassments or other stuff from your Facebook timeline, you only have two options.

Delete your Facebook activity one by one

If you still need your account, this is the only way you’ll have to do it. You can either go through your past posts by year in your timeline and remove it or use the little-known tool on this day to find your old stuff on Facebook and delete it. The only downside is that you’ll have to repeat it for a few days to search for and remove every old stuff you have posted on your timeline. Is that regret? :P Cool! Everyone feels the same when looking at their old posts.

Another option is to use a macro to finish the job, but with Facebook changing time to time, it is impossible to get hold of one that does the job. Try your own luck with iMacros for Chrome and Firefox. Here is the macro that worked for us in 2013. You’ll have to run this macro from the activity page.

VERSION BUILD=8820413 RECORDER=FX

TAB T=1

SET !ERRORIGNORE YES

URL GOTO=https://www.facebook.com/<your user name>/allactivity

WAIT SECONDS=2

URL GOTO=javascript:window.scrollBy(0,40000)

TAG POS=1 TYPE=I ATTR=CLASS:mrs<SP>_2fmu<SP>img<SP>sp_QBCOUI41A2w<SP>sx_ab5bdb&&TXT:

TAG POS=2 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=TXT:Delete

WAIT SECONDS=2

TAG POS=1 TYPE=BUTTON FORM=class:_s ATTR=TXT:Delete<SP>Post

WAIT SECONDS=3

On the extensions front, there is this really shady one called “F___book Post Manager” that has so many fake and genuine reviews that claim to do the job. Check it out at your own risk. Warning: The extension forces you to pay, disable antivirus, stop other extensions, and create a google plus account for the sake of rating.

Delete your Facebook account

It’s just a social media account, and I don’t see a reason why you should mull over about it. If removing all your Facebook posts is what will make you happy, go ahead and do it. Also, this is the most productive way to remove everything you did on Facebook. At least this way, you will be able to purge all your personal data from Facebook servers.

  • Step 1: Click here to go to the settings page.
  • Step 2: At the bottom of the General Account Settings, click on Download a copy of your Facebook data and click Start My Archive.
  • Step 3: Once the archive has been downloaded, click here to delete your account permanently.

Although Facebook promises to delete your data after 90 days, I am not sure if they will actually remove it from their servers. Facebook even have ghost profiles for people who have never used the service. If that’s the case, all your personal data would still be on Facebook’s servers, hopefully in an anonymized form.

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This post was first published on November 27, 2013.

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20 Responses

  1. Facebook changes their site frequently. I was able to delete some of my activity feed using this macro:

    TAG POS=20 TYPE=I 
    ATTR=CLASS:imgsp*&&TXT:
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Delete
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=ID:u_1w_1w
    TAG POS=2 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Delete
    TAG POS=18 TYPE=I 
    CLASS:imgsp*&&TXT:
    TAG POS=3 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Delete
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=ID:u_1w_1o
    TAG POS=4 TYPE=A ATTR=TXT:Delete
  2. Nathan Ves

    It worked a few months back. The Macro needs an update now.

  3. “Here is the macro that worked for us in 2013.”
    LOLz

  4. Looks like this is no longer working. Would love to help out as I’m trying to delete all my data so I can only have an account that’s used for a business page

  5. Marcel Jott

    If the drop down menu opened, it would be nice. So for me it’s just uselesse. :D

  6. Suhail Pappu

    it just shows clear tiumeline button but when i click it there r no options in the drop down menu wtf is this plz help me asap

  7. DAE miss userscripts?

  8. ” it’s not your life… It’s just an online social network. ”

    Amen to this!

  9. hi the two links for userscript is not working, can you give another link pleace? tnx

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this, I’ve been searching the web for days trying to find a way to delete all my old posts in Facebook. I managed to insert the “Clear Timeline” option…but it’s not working at all. I try to go to the forum, but the system doesn’t allow me to. Could yopu help with this, please? Thanks in advance.

  11. The scripts do not appear to work in secure server (https) mode and no Facebook option to disable secure browsing.

  12. This does absolutely nothing, but add your ‘Clear Timeline’ dropdown..that does none of the options it says it does.