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How to Delete Everything You’ve Ever Done on Facebook

FacebookFacebook doesn’t have a simple way of deleting specific data from one’s timeline including old posts, comments and likes that a person would like to have removed from his or her profile, Slate’s Jennifer Golbeck has learned. While the social network lets you easily save a copy of all your activity — and lets you close your account for that matter — it doesn’t have a tool that can help with removing only certain past actions that may not be relevant to you and your Facebook friends. Golbeck said she averaged about 10 “activities” per day since joining the network in 2005, which meant she had roughly 30,000 past items to manually delete one by one – printed, her full Facebook Timeline log would have taken 2,400 pages. “Deleting 30,000 things takes a long time. In the Activity Log, there’s a pencil icon next to each item. Clicking that shows a menu of options. Some items can be truly purged.”

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