How to Get to a Certain Date on Facebook Posts

By Eliza Brooks

Updated May 30, 2023

If you regularly use your business Facebook page to post status updates, new pictures and other content, old posts will quickly get lost on your page's timeline. If you need to find an older Facebook post, you can use the Activity Log to filter posts by the month, year and type of update. Facebook remembers all of your posts dating back to when you created the social media page. You can also jump to a specific year and month on your Facebook timeline without the Activity Log, though the Activity Log has more features.


1. Login

Log in to your Facebook account and click your Facebook profile picture, located at the top right corner of the page. Click on “Settings & Privacy”, and then “Activity Log”.

2. Choose Year

Choose the year you wrote the original post using the dates on the right side of the Activity Log. With the proper year expanded, use the drop down menu to choose the month you posted the update. Click the "All" drop-down to choose a specific type of activity, further narrowing your results.

3. Find Date

Scroll through the activity log until you find the specific date. With the month and year narrowed down, finding the correct date becomes much easier.

Mobile App

The process of searching for specific posts by date is a little different if you are using the Facebook app on your iPhone or other android. Follow this step-by-step guide to make your Facebook search easier.

1. Login

Open the application and log in to your Facebook user account. Go to your profile page and click the “...” located next to the “edit profile” button under your profile picture and header.

2. View Activity History

Click on “activity log” from the pop up menu and then “view activity history”.

3. Use Filters and Date

Click on “filters” and then “date”. From here, you can set a date range in days, months, and years by which to search for your past posts by time period.


Click the year or month on the right side of your page's timeline to jump to that time in your page's history. While this is quicker than going to the Activity Log, you cannot filter the posts by type from your timeline.

Click the drop-down to the right of an entry in the Activity Log to edit the post's privacy or delete it.