How To Delete All Your Facebook Activity
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.
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.
This post was first published on November 27, 2013.