Searching for Posts During a Certain Time Period on Facebook

By Ryan Menezes

Facebook's timeline arranges posts by time period.
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Before Facebook introduced its timeline format, you couldn't easily jump to a specific post on a profile or business page. The wall contained posts in a single stream, forcing you to navigate through all of them sequentially. To read very old posts, you had to scroll first through hundreds of more recent items. With the timeline, however, you can search particular time periods for posts. For example, if you wrote a note a year ago about a new product, you can quickly find the note so you can quote yourself in a follow-up post.

Type a contact's name in the Facebook search box and then click a name in the drop-down search results.

Click a year in the list on the right side of the screen to open that year's posts and reveal a list of months.

Click a month in the list on the side of the screen to open that month's posts.

Scroll through that time period to find the post. Posts appear chronologically from most to least recent.