How to Find Old Posts on Facebook

Discovering old Facebook posts simply got a great deal simpler. How to Find Old Posts on Facebook.

Facebook upgraded its search in a huge method Monday that enables you to see your or your buddies' posts from months or years past.

How to Find Old Posts on Facebook 

How to Find Old Posts on Facebook

Keywords are essential

The function has currently started presenting to the iPhone app and desktop. The business hasn't stated when it would strike Android. However, a Google Play upgrade will likely follow.

We took the brand-new search functions for a spin on iOS to see how it works:

Facebook searches are based on keywords in the post, so it works finest if you have a concept of the precise position or kind of post you're searching for.

" With a fast search, you can return to an enjoyable video from your graduation, a short news article you have implied to check out, or pictures from your buddy's wedding event last summer season," Facebook described in its article.

How to Find Old Posts on Facebook
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This indicates that if you keep in mind, state, a National Geographic connect a particular buddy published, you can type their name and "National Geographic" into the search bar.

However, outcomes aren't sequential.

Significantly, search engine result is not shown in sequential order so you might have to scroll down a bit to discover the post you're trying to find. However, you can modify the kinds of outcomes that appear by defining whether you wish to browse posts, groups occasions, pages, pictures or apps. If I wanted to discover images of felines I had published on Facebook, for instance, I would browse my name and "felines" then choose "images.".

How to Find Old Posts on Facebook

Once again, considering that it's based on keywords, this technique isn't best. The search engine result does not consist of other images of felines I have published that do not consist of the word "feline" in the description, for instance. However, Facebook will likely enhance the function in time and make it much easier to tweak the kinds of material you wish to see.

Personal privacy.

It deserves mentioning that searches use the same personal privacy settings as the remainder of the app. If you set a post or picture to "good friends just," for instance, then just your good friends will have the ability to see those posts in a search.

However thinking about all your old posts simply got a great deal simpler to discover, it's most likely an excellent time to review your account's personal privacy settings to make sure you will not be captured off guard by a random search appearing among those pictures you had actually published prior to your mama signed up with Facebook.