How to Archive Facebook Posts

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How to Archive Facebook Posts

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to hide a post from others on Facebook without having to delete them from your account? If you have, then continue reading as I’ll be teaching you how to archive Facebook posts (without having to delete them).

Facebook ranks amongst one of the largest most used social media platforms in the world today. Aside from communicating with friends and family, one other feature available to Facebook users is the ability to create and make posts available for others to see and drops comments in the comment section. Read Also – 

It’s a great tool to use if you’d want to communicate with many people at the same time. But what happens when you go back to your previous posts and see a post you wouldn’t want others to see anymore possibly because you are embarrassed about it or for some reason best known to you and you wish you could hide it from others without having to delete it.

If you have ever been in such a situation then you have come to the right because for today’s guide, I’ll be teaching you how to archive Facebook posts (without having to delete them).

The tool we’ll be using to achieve this feat is Facebook’s Manage Activity tool. With Facebook’s Manage Activity tool you will not only be able to archive posts you no longer want others to see but you can also use it to temporarily delete contents from your account. Read Also – How to Share WhatsApp status updates to Facebook Stories.

The deleted content will be temporarily stored in a deletion bin for 30 days before it is permanently deleted from the platform. When you use Facebook’s archive tool, the archived posts go to a special archive section, found in your activity log. In today’s guide, I’ll be teaching you how to archive Facebook posts (without having to delete them) using Facebook’s Manage Activity tool.

How to Archive Facebook Posts

Archiving your Facebook posts can be done in two ways, you can either do it while on your computer or through Facebook’s mobile app. I’ll be guiding you through how to achieve the same results with your computer or mobile phone.

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How to Archive Facebook Posts (Computer Approach)

To learn how to archive Facebook posts without having to delete them using Facebook’s Manage Activity tool on PC, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  • Open your browser.
  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • Click on your profile photo found at the upper-right corner of your screen.
  • Click on See your profile.
  • To the right of Posts, you’ll find Filters and Manage Posts. Click on Manage Posts.
  • A window should pop up. On that window, click on Filters found at the top right corner. The filter can be adjusted based on year, poster, privacy settings, and tagged posts.
  • Now you can start clicking on the post you’d like to archive by ticking the check box next to the posts. If you’d like to archive all the posts click on the “Select All” option.
  • Click on Next when you are done.
  • At this point, you can either Hide Posts, Remove Tags, or Delete Posts. Click on Hide Posts.
  • Finally, click on Done.

Congratulations! You have successfully learnt how to archive posts on Facebook without having to delete them using Facebook’s Manage Posts tool on PC.

How to Archive Facebook Posts (Mobile App Approach)

To learn how to archive Facebook posts without having to delete them using Facebook’s Manage Activity tool on PC, follow the set of instructions outlined below:

  • Open the Facebook app on your device.
  • Tap on the Hamburger icon (the three horizontal bars) found at the top right corner of your screen.
  • Tap on See your profile.
  • Tap on the ellipses button (the three horizontal dots) located beside the Add to Story button to open your Profile Settings.
  • On your Profile Settings page, tap on Manage Posts.
  • Tap on Filters found at the top left corner of your screen to rearrange the post so you can easily find the post you are looking for. You can filter posts based on Go to (date), Posted By, and Tagged Posts.
  • Now, tap on the posts you’d like to hide from your timeline.
  • Once you are done, tap on Next found at the top right corner of your screen.
  • A window should pop up, on that window, tap on Hiding from your timeline.

If you have successfully gotten to this point, congratulations! You have learnt how to archive Facebook posts without deleting them using Facebook’s Manage Activity tool on your mobile phone.

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