How to Delete Twitter or Facebook Search History

In this post, we’ll see how to delete Facebook or Twitter search history. Let’s begin.

How to Delete Twitter Search History

PC

Let’s see how to delete search history on Twitter web version:

Go to your Twitter account and click on the search box.

You see recent and saved searches.

Normal Search

If you want to delete a single normal search, click the “X” icon beside the normal search that you want to remove.

Click on the “Clear all” link besides “Recent” to clear all the normal searches. In the pop-up, hit “Clear” button.

Saved Search

Click on the “Trash can” icon beside the saved search that you want to remove.

Or you can do it in this way:

Click on the saved search that you want to remove.

Click on the three horizontal dots at the top.

Hit “Delete saved search” option. In the pop-up, hit “Delete” button.

Note: There is no way to delete them in bulk.

Twitter for Android

Let’s see how to delete search history on Twitter app (Android):

Open the Twitter app. Tap the “Search” icon at the bottom.

Tap the search box at the top. You see both the normal and saved searches.

Normal Search

If you want to delete a single search, long-press the search that you want to remove. Tap “Clear” on the pop-up.

Tap the “X” icon beside “Recent” to remove all the normal searches. In the confirmation pop-up, tap “Clear.”

Saved Search

Tap the saved search that you want to remove.

Hit the three vertical dots at the top right and hit the “Delete search” option.

Twitter for iPhone

You can clear all recent searches at once. Let’s see how.

Launch Twitter app. Hit “Search” icon. Tap search box at the top.

Besides “Recent searches,” you see “X” icon. Hit it. Tap “Clear.”

Read: How to Delete a Tweet and Retweet


Let’s see important things about Twitter search:

There are two types of searches on Twitter. They are:

  • Normal search
  • Saved search

Let’s see both.

Normal Search

It’s the search you made on Twitter but not saved.

When you place the cursor or tap the Twitter search box, you see the normal searches under the “Recent searches” or “Recent” section.

Remember, normal searches are only available in the device you’re doing the search.

Example: If you search on Twitter for Android, it’ll be available in the app only.

Saved Search

Saved searches are searches that you’ve saved on Twitter. Each Twitter account can have up to twenty-five saved searches.

When you place the cursor or tap the search box, you see the searches you’ve saved under the “Saved searches” or “Saved” section.

Remember, you can see your saved searches wherever you use your Twitter account.

Example: You saved a search on PC. And you can see that one on the Twitter app.

Note: When you log out from Twitter (app and web), all the normal searches will get deleted automatically. The saved searches remain intact.

How to Save a Search on Twitter

PC

Type the search term into the search box of Twitter and hit “Enter” key.

Once you see the search results, click on the three horizontal dots at the top.

Click on the “Save search” option.

Twitter App (Android)

Open app. Tap the “Search” icon at the bottom.

Type the search term in the search box. Hit “Search” icon or “search” button on the keyboard.

Tap three vertical dots at the top right. Tap “Save this search.”


How to Delete Facebook Search History

Here, we’ll see how to view and clear Facebook search history.

PC

Let’s see how to view and delete search history on Facebook web version:

Go to your timeline.

Hit three horizontal dots button > Activity log. Hit “Filter.” Select “Search history” and then click the “Save Changes” button.

You see your searches now.

To delete a single search: Hover your mouse over the one you want to remove. Hit the three horizontal dots, and then hit “Delete.”

If you want to clear all searches, hit “Clear searches.”

Read: How to Turn Off Facebook Auto Play

Android or iPhone

Let’s see how to view and clear search history on Facebook for Android or iPhone:

Open the Facebook app.

Tap three vertical lines > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Activity Log.

Hit Filters > Categories.

Tap Logged Actions and Other Activity > Search History.

You see your searches now.

Hit the three horizontal dots beside the one you want to remove. Tap “Delete.” In the confirmation pop-up, hit “Delete.”

Hit “Clear Searches” at the top to remove all the searches at once.

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I hope that this guide showed you how to delete Twitter or Facebook search history.