How to delete old Facebook posts in bulk

This guide will show you how to quickly delete your Facebook post history in bulk, including photos, comments, videos & more.

There are many reasons you might want to delete your old Facebook posts. Maybe you've got some embarrassing old posts, photos or comments that you don't want everyone to see 😬 Or maybe you just feel like a fresh start...

With privacy a big concern nowadays, you might want to clean up your Facebook profile and make it more private — or remove old content you wouldn't want a potential employer or date to stumble upon!

Perhaps you really just want to stop using Facebook, and to wipe your account clean — but still need to keep your account open so you can see what your friends and family are up to, or so you can manage your Pages.

Whatever the reason, Facebook does allow you to delete old posts in bulk. But it can be a very slow and tedious process to go through all your history and clean it up. So here, in addition to the official methods, we'll look at a much better alternative solution to quickly remove your old Facebook posts in bulk.

Delete multiple Facebook posts in bulk (Official solution)

Facebook recently launched a new feature called Manage Activity that makes it easier to manage your old posts. With this new tool, you can now archive or delete your old Facebook posts in bulk.

Delete or archive selected Facebook posts in bulk using "Manage Activity" on the Facebook app (iPhone / iPad / iOS / Android)

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, and log into your Facebook account if required.
  2. Tap the menu icon at the bottom-right corner, then tap your Profile link.
  3. Tap the three dots next to the Add Story button (below your profile picture).
  4. Choose Activity Log from the menu.
  5. Tap the Manage Activity button at the top, then choose Your posts.
  6. Select the posts you want to delete or archive, by tapping the checkbox next to each post.
  7. You can also tap the Filters button at the top to show only specific posts:
    • Categories lets you choose from "All", "Text updates, check-ins, notes and more", "Photos and videos", or "Posts from other apps".
    • Date lets you choose a start and end date (time period).
    • People lets you choose to show posts from certain friends only.
  8. Once you've selected the posts, tap on Archive or Recycle bin to archive or delete them.

What happens to my deleted or archived Facebook posts?

Posts sent to the Recycle bin will stay there for 30 days before being deleted, unless you choose to manually delete or restore them before then. This gives you some time in case you change your mind about deleting old posts.

When you Archive posts, you can restore them to your profile at any time.

How do I find my archived posts or posts in Recycle bin?

Follow steps 1-4 above to open your Activity Log. Then tap on either the Archive or Recycle bin button at the top to see the posts.

From the Archive, you can choose to Restore posts or send them to the Recycle bin. From the Recycle bin, you can choose to Archive, Restore or delete posts permanently.

Facebook also has another method you can use to delete or remove posts from your timeline from within the Facebook app or website. The steps below will guide you to delete your Facebook post history in bulk.

Delete, hide or untag selected Facebook posts in bulk using the Facebook mobile app (iPhone / iPad / iOS / Android)

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  2. Click the menu icon in the bottom-right corner, then tap on your name to open your Profile.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Manage Posts button above your timeline posts.
  4. If you only want to show specific posts, tap the Filters icon at the top right, and filter posts by date, privacy, or based on who posted it. You can also choose to only show posts that you were tagged in.
  5. Use the checkboxes to select the posts you want to delete, hide from timeline or untag.
  6. Once selected, tap Next then choose from "Delete", "Hide from timeline", or "Remove tag".
  7. Confirm your action to save the changes.

Why are some bulk options unavailable?

Based on the selection of your posts, some bulk options, such as "Delete posts", may not be available (grayed out). There are certain types of posts that cause this to happen, for example profile photo updates, posts you didn't create, or posts with certain privacy settings.

If you aren’t able to bulk-delete posts, you need to de-select the ones that were not posted by you, and any other posts matching the types listed above, and then try again.

The posts you can't bulk delete can be removed individually later, but returning to your Facebook timeline and clicking on the three dots next to the post on the timeline, and choosing either "Hide from timeline", "Delete", or "Remove tag".

Because of these limitations we recommend using Delete My Posts, a free browser extension that will reliably bulk-delete any type of Facebook post.

Delete, hide or untag selected Facebook posts in bulk using the Facebook website on desktop (Windows PC / Mac OSX)

  1. Go to using your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc) and log into your Facebook account if needed.
  2. Open your Profile by clicking on your name at the top right.
  3. Below the new post composer, click on the Manage Posts button.
  4. To narrow down your posts, click the Filters button and choose to show posts by "Anyone", "You", or "Others". You can also show only posts you were tagged in, or posts from a specific year / month.
  5. Select the posts you want to remove by clicking the checkboxes. Note that you can only select up to 50 posts at a time.
  6. Once you've selected your posts, click on the Next button at the bottom.
  7. You can then choose to "Hide posts", "Remove tags", or "Delete posts" depending on the types of posts selected.
  8. Select one of the options, then click on the Done button.

Automatically delete all (or some) of your Facebook posts in bulk

The official methods we've explored above for bulk post deletion are usable, but not convenient if you want to remove hundreds, or even thousands, of old Facebook posts at once.

Facebook forces you to manually scroll through your old posts, select them for deletion, and then confirm the deletion. In addition to this, the above methods are limited to removing only 50 posts at a time. This makes it a very slow, tedious and time-consuming process.

For these reasons, the official method of deleting Facebook posts in bulk isn't ideal. Instead, we recommend you try the free browser extension below, which works reliably to bulk-delete your Facebook posts and other activity.

Delete Facebook posts in bulk using a free browser extension (Chrome / Firefox)

Delete My Posts is a free browser extension that makes it simple to bulk delete your old Facebook posts, comments, photos, videos and more in a single click.

It works by automating the whole process, clicking the delete buttons for you. Simply leave it running and it will do the work for you.

You can choose to mass delete multiple posts all at once from any of these categories (in addition to choosing a specific year or month):

  • Posts
  • Photos (pictures), videos & albums
  • Comments
  • Likes and reactions
  • Photos you're tagged in
  • Posts and comments you're tagged in
  • Your posts on others' timeline
  • Others' posts on your timeline
  • Pages, Page likes and interests
  • Your stories
  • Posts from other apps
  • Group posts and comments
  • Group reactions
  • Your event responses
  • Marketplace listings
  • Marketplace ratings you've given
  • Search history
  • Videos you've watched

Delete My Posts is available for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox. Click the button below to install:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you delete all Facebook posts at once?

Facebook allows you to select and delete multiple posts, up to 50 at once, by using the Manage Posts feature on your profile. But it can be a very slow and time-consuming process.

If you want to quickly delete all Facebook posts in one go, you need to use Delete My Posts which automates the process for you.

Can you mass delete Facebook posts?

Facebook does let you delete posts in bulk, using the Facebook website or the iPhone, iPad and Android apps. To mass-delete posts, go to your Profile page, click on the Manage Posts button, choose the posts you want to delete, and then select the Delete option.

Alternatively, Delete My Posts makes it quick and simple to mass delete Facebook posts, comments, photos, videos and more.

How do I clear my timeline on Facebook?

There are several methods to clear your Facebook timeline. You can hide or delete individual posts by clicking on the three dots next to a post in your timeline, and choosing "Delete" or "Hide from timeline".

Alternatively, you can also go to Manage Posts which is a feature available on your Facebook profile, and selectively delete posts from your timeline in bulk.

A free browser extension called Delete My Posts can also help you automate the process of deleting multiple posts from your timeline.

How do you mass delete Facebook posts on iPhone, iPad or Android?

To mass-delete Facebook posts on iPhone, iPad or Android, open the Facebook app, go to your profile and click on Manage Posts. From there, you can select your posts for mass deletion. You can also filter the posts to select only the ones you want to delete.