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4 Ways to Delete Facebook Videos Watch and Search History

Meta-owned Facebook has been promoting video content like Facebook watch videos and reels, across its platform very aggressively, they can get very indulging, and people often spend hours without realizing it. All this data of you watching such videos gets stored on Facebook, to recommend more content to you. While Facebook does it to improve user experience, it can be counter-productive for some. If privacy matters to you, it is imperative for you to know how to delete Facebook videos watch, and search history. Today we will be discussing this for both web and mobile App.

How to Remove Watched Videos from Facebook Watch History?

Until the beginning of 2022, deleting Facebook video watch and search history was considered tedious as there was no direct way to delete it entirely, and users had to resort to deleting individual entries. But things have improved since then.

  • Deleting Specific Request – Facebook has an Activity Log where you can find all the videos you have searched for or watched. It allows you to edit your previously watched history and delete any specific request.
  • Deleting the Entire Watch History –  Facebook has also added an option to completely wipe your video history clean. So, now you can either delete specific video entries or the entire history as desired.

Steps to Delete Videos from Facebook Watch History

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

Clear Watch History on Desktop/Laptop

If you are using the Web version of Facebook on your desktop pc, 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 on the Videos you’ve watched option. To see the history of all the videos you have watched on Facebook to date. 

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4. Scroll down to find the video that you want to delete. Once you have found it, click on the three dots beside it. Click on the Delete option to remove the video from your watch history.

5. If you want to delete the entire video watched history, tap on the Clear Video Watch History and confirm it to proceed.

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Clear Watch History on Facebook App

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

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

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

3. Further tap on the Settings option, and go to your Profile Settings.

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

4. Once on the Activity log page, switch to the Videos you’ve watched tab.

5. Now, you can tap on the Meatballs Menu beside the video you want to delete from the history, and then confirm to delete. Alternatively, you can click the Clear video watch history option on top of your screen to clean the entire history.

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Steps to Delete Videos from Facebook Search History

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

Clear Facebook Video Search History on PC

If you are using the Web version of Facebook on your desktop pc, 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 on the Videos you’ve Searched for option. To see the history of all the videos you have searched on Facebook to date. 

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4. Click on the three dots beside the video you want to remove from the list.

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5. Now confirm by clicking on the Delete option to remove the video.

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Clear Video Search History on Facebook App

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

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

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

3. Further tap on the Settings option, and go to your Profile Settings.

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

 

4. Once on the Activity log page, switch to the Videos you’ve searched for tab.

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5. Now, you can tap on the Meatballs Menu beside the video you want to delete from the search history, and then confirm to delete. Alternatively, you can click the Clear Searches option on top of your screen to clean the entire history.

Bonus: Block Reels from a Specific Creator

If you have started despising a creator or a particular channel, Facebook allows you to 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 to know more.

Wrapping Up

Over years the platform has matured, and added tools the users needs, like the ability to delete Facebook videos watch, and search history. We hope you found this useful; if you did, make sure to like and share it.  Check out other useful tips linked below, and stay tuned for more exciting and detailed guides.

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