How to Quickly Delete lots of old Facebook posts

Deleting multiple posts individually can be a bit tasking. In order to delete a lot of posts at once, you’ll need a browser extension called Social Book Post Manager for Google Chrome. Here’s a way to do this:

  • Open Chrome and go to the Social Book Post Manager page in the Chrome Web Store. Then, click the “Add to Chrome” button.

  • Click the “Add Extension” button. You’ll then need to exit and reopen Chrome to finish installing the extension.

The extension is now ready, go to Facebook. If you wish, you can download a copy of all the data you’ve ever posted to Facebook as a backup, but if not…

  • Click the downward facing arrow in the top right and select the “Activity Log” command.

The Activity Log displays everything you’ve ever done on Facebook. You can see specific kinds of activities using the filters on the left side and jump to a certain date using the navigation on the right side.

If you want to delete everything, leave Activity Log selected in the filters. However, if you want to delete the things you’ve posted or posts you are tagged in, use the applicable filters. The Social Book Post Manager works on whatever posts are included in the filter you have set up.

  • When you have your filter set up, click the “Social Book Post Manager” icon in Chrome to bring up the extension.

There are a few options here for getting to the posts which you target.

Year: target a specific year or just choose Select All.

Month: target a specific month or just choose select All.

Text Contains: only target posts containing a certain keyword.

Text Not Contains: only target posts without a certain keyword.

Prescan On Page: lets you review which posts will be deleted before they’re actually deleted.

Speed: how fast Social Book Post Manager works. On a faster computer with a good internet connection, you can use a higher speed.

To demonstrate, below is a target of all posts from November 2007. First, I’ll select the “Posts” filter in Facebook so that the extension will only target my own posts. Then, I opened up the Social Book Post Manager extension, selected 2007 as the year, and November as the month. I left the “Prescan on Page” option enabled so I can review posts before deletion.

Set Social Book Post Manager up the way you want, and then click the “Delete” button. Social Book Post Manager will run, scrolling down the page as it does (the more posts you target, the longer it will take).

When the scanning is done, you’ll see the results. If you had the prescan option turned on, it shows a list of matching posts with a little blue tick next to each post it’s targeting for deletion. If you didn’t have the prescan on, your posts will have already been deleted.

If you enabled the prescan, you can run through and deselect any posts you want to keep. You can also open the “Confirm to Delete” menu and select or deselect all the posts at once. When you’ve reviewed and selected posts, open up that “Confirm to Delete” menu, and then click “Delete”.

Once again, Social Book Post Manager will start deleting posts. When it’s done, the posts will be gone.

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