How to Jump to a Date on Facebook

by Joshua Phillips
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One of the major changes that the introduction of Timelines brought to Facebook is the ability to jump to previous statuses and conversations on your profile with the click of a button. Timeline implements a sidebar that displays every year in which you have Facebook activity such as message or photo posts or entries for certain life events, such as high school graduation. You can jump to any date shown by using this bar.

Step 1

Navigate to Facebook and sign in to your account.

Step 2

Click your username, located at the top of any Facebook page, to access your Timeline.

Step 3

Click the year of the date you want to navigate to, such as 2007. If a certain year doesn't appear, it is because there is no activity recorded in that year.

Click the month in the year to which you want to jump. All months appear regardless of activity; however, if there is no activity for the month you select, your profile will navigate to the nearest applicable month for that year. For example, if pick March 2007 but the only activity in that year was in February, Facebook displays the activity for February instead.


  • You can navigate through any other user's Timeline the same way you navigate through your own.
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to navigate to a specific date using the Timeline; the closest you can get is navigating to the month. Then you must scroll until you find the date and post you seek.


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About the Author

Joshua Phillips has done it all when it comes to video games: strategy guides, previews, reviews, in-depth interviews with developers and extensive public relations work. He has written for websites such as Hardcore Gaming 101 and MyInsideGamer.

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