4 Ways to Delete Facebook Watch and Search History

Facebook, owned by Meta, has been promoting video content like Facebook Videos and Reels on its platform very aggressively, they can get very indulgent and people often go for hours without noticing . All of this data about you watching such videos is stored on Facebook, to recommend more content to you. Although Facebook does this to improve the user experience, it can be counterproductive for some. If privacy is important to you, it is imperative that you know how to delete Facebook videos and search history. Today we will discuss it for web and mobile app.

How do I delete watched videos from Facebook Watch History?

Until early 2022, deleting Facebook video watching and search history was considered cumbersome because there was no direct way to delete it entirely, and users had to resort to deleting individual entries. But things have since improved.

  • Deleting a specific request – Facebook has an activity log where you can find all the videos you have searched or watched. It allows you to edit your previously watched history and delete any specific request.
  • Deleting entire watch history – Facebook has also added an option to completely erase your video history. So now you can delete specific video entries or the entire history as you wish.

Steps to Delete Videos from Facebook Watch History

Now that you know, the history of videos viewed on Facebook can be deleted. Let’s discuss the steps to do so:

Clear Monitoring History on Desktop/Laptop

If you’re using the web version of Facebook on your desktop computer, here’s how you can delete your video history:

1. Visit the Facebook website and go to your profile. Click on the Three dots menu from the center-right of your screen.

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2. Click on the Activity Log option in the floating menu that appears.

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3. On the Activity Log tab, click the Videos you watched option. To see the history of all the videos you’ve watched on Facebook so far.

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4. Scroll down to find the video you want to delete. Once you find it, click on the three dots next to it. Click the Delete option to remove the video from your viewing history.

5. If you want to delete the entire watch history, tap the icon Clear video viewing history and confirm it to continue.

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Clear watch history on Facebook app

If you’re on the Facebook app, follow these steps to clear your watch history:

1. Open the Facebook app and click on the Burger menu from the right.

2. Scroll down and click on the Settings and Privacy option.

3. Tap again on the Settings option, and go to your Profile settings.

4. Under Profile Settings, scroll down and click the Activity Log option.

4. Once on the Activity Log page, proceed to the Videos you watched tongue.

5. Now you can tap in the Meatballs menu next to the video you want to remove from history, then confirm to remove. Alternatively, you can click the Clear watch history option at the top of your screen to clean all history.

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Steps to Delete Videos from Facebook Search History

Similar to video watch history, we can clear Facebook video search history. Let’s discuss the steps to do it on web and mobile:

Clear Facebook Video Search History on PC

If you’re using the web version of Facebook on your desktop computer, here’s how you can delete your video search history:

1. Visit the Facebook website and go to your profile. Click on the Three dots menu from the center-right of your screen.

2. Click on the Activity Log option in the floating menu that appears.

3. On the Activity Log tab, click the Videos you searched for option. To see the history of all the videos you’ve searched on Facebook to date.

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4. VSlick the three dots next to the video you want to remove from the list.

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5. Confirm now with clicking on the delete option to delete the video.

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Clear video search history on Facebook app

If you’re on the Facebook app, follow these steps to clear your video search history:

1. Open the Facebook app and click on the Burger menu from the right.

2. Scroll down and click on the Settings and Privacy option.

3. Tap again on the Settings option, and go to your Profile settings.

4. Under Profile Settings, scroll down and click the Activity Log option.

4. Once on the Activity Log page, proceed to the Videos you searched for tongue.

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5. Now you can tap in the Meatballs menu next to the video you want to remove from the search history, then confirm to remove. Alternatively, you can click the Clear searches option at the top of your screen to clean all history.

Prime: Block reels from a specific creator

If you’ve grown to despise a particular creator or channel, Facebook lets you block their reels from appearing on your feed. You can read our detailed guide to Block reels from a specific creator on Facebook or Instagram find out more.

Wrap

Over the years, the platform has matured and added tools users need, like the ability to delete watched Facebook videos and search history. We hope you found this useful; if you did, be sure to like and share it. Check out more useful tips linked below and stay tuned for more exciting and in-depth guides.

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Amanda J. Marsh