How to Delete Any Facebook Posts – How do I Remove Posts: If you don’t want something you’re tagged in to appear on your timeline, you’ll need to remove the tag. When you remove a tag, the post will no longer appear on your timeline.
However, that post is still visible to the audience it’s shared within other places on Facebook, such as News Feed and search.
We worked with the National Eating Disorders Association and Dr. Nancy Zucker, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke on the following answer.
If a friend posted something that suggests they may have an eating disorder and need help, we ask that you report the post to us so we can reach out to them and offer support. Please note that we’ll remove content that promotes or encourages eating disorders.
You can also offer support. Here are some tips about what you should — and shouldn’t — do if you think your friend may be struggling with an eating disorder:
- Check-in with your friend about how they’re feeling. For example, you could say, “How have you been doing lately? I’m always happy to listen if there’s anything you need to talk about.”
- Use “I” statements. For example, you could say, “I’m concerned because you didn’t eat breakfast and lunch.”
- If your friend doesn’t want to share or says there’s no reason for you to be concerned, let them know that you care and will be happy to listen if they ever need to talk.
- If your friend says they’re not doing well, ask them if they’ve considered talking with a counselor, doctor, nutritionist, or other health professional. For example, you could say, “I don’t know if this will help, but have you considered talking to a doctor about this?”
- Spend time with your friend to show that you care about them (ex: talk, watch a movie).
- Set an example with your own life. Also, don’t make negative comments about your own or other people’s appearances.
Delete Facebook Posts
Facebook makes it easy to delete your old posts with the Activity Log. Go to your profile, click the three-dot menu, and select Activity Log.
This will show you every action you, or another user, has taken on your Timeline, including reactions, shares, comments, tags, and posts. The results can be filtered by a date or a specific person.
On desktop, you can scroll through all your past actions on Facebook, or choose a category under the Activity Types header to view your posts, tags, or interactions.
Click the Timeline, Photo, and Tag Review drop-down to filter specific tags. Mobile users must select nested categories to view posts, tags, interactions, and more specific actions.
When you come across something you want to remove, select the three-dot menu to delete, hide, or archive; unlike a comment; or remove the tag.
If you wish to remove multiple posts at a time, tick the box next to the actions, then select Archive or Trash on the top right.
Hide Facebook Posts
It’s possible to limit the visibility of old photos and posts by making them private instead of deleting them entirely. From your Timeline, click the ellipsis next to the post you want to hide, select Edit Audience (Edit Privacy on mobile), then select who should have permission to view the post.
Choose Only me to hide it from everyone else. To only hide the post from certain people, select Friends except… or Specific friends… to include or exclude certain friends.