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    • mro
    • By mro 13th Apr 18, 8:02 PM
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    Search my Facebook posts
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:02 PM
    Search my Facebook posts 13th Apr 18 at 8:02 PM
    Is there an easy way to search or filter my Facebook posts by date ?


    I'm looking for a post in a group about a month ago.

    I can't see an easy way to search my posts, search the group, filter the posts by date.

    All I can seem to do is keep paging back endlessly, which may get me there, but if I click away, you go back to to recent posts at top.


    Is there an easy way to search my Facebook posts by date ?
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    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    Groups are terrible in terms of searching/ displaying by date.

    Is it a post you made or a post you saw?

    If it's one you saw, did you comment/like etc?

    IF you interacted with it in anyway it should be on your Activity Log:
    https://m.facebook.com/help/289066827791446?helpref=faq_content

    If you didn't then there isn't an easy way.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    • #3
    • 13th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    Does this not help

    https://m.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=10205342021456914
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 13th Apr 18, 8:33 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Apr 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:33 PM
    I wonder if Cambridge Analytica can help?
    OK I'll get me hat and coat
    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 14th Apr 18, 6:29 PM
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    • #5
    • 14th Apr 18, 6:29 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 6:29 PM
    Firstly, are you using a mobile phone or a desktop computer ?
    Is this a post you made yourself ?

    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 15th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 5:50 PM
    Go into your own profile settings (via the 3 line hamburger bar) and view your profile.

    If it's one of your own posts then scroll down to find them in date order.

    If it's a post made by a friend then click on their profile to view their posts.
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    • #7
    • 15th Apr 18, 8:41 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 8:41 PM
    cant you find it in your activity log?
    • mro
    • By mro 19th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 9:30 PM
    Groups are terrible in terms of searching/ displaying by date.

    Is it a post you made or a post you saw?

    If it's one you saw, did you comment/like etc?

    IF you interacted with it in anyway it should be on your Activity Log:
    https://m.facebook.com/help/289066827791446?helpref=faq_content

    If you didn't then there isn't an easy way.
    Originally posted by KxMx
    I did try this, checking Activity Log and didn't think it would work. Found comment from someone on my post, but didn't think it would take me to my original post.
    I was clicking on person's name which took me their profile or on group name which took me to the group.

    Now found I could click on last part "post" to take me to the post I am looking for.

    "John Carnes commented on John Cook's post".
    Last edited by mro; 19-04-2018 at 10:05 PM.
    • mro
    • By mro 19th Apr 18, 10:09 PM
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    • #9
    • 19th Apr 18, 10:09 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 10:09 PM
    This worked as well.


    Select Activity Log.

    a) In Activity Search small box on right side at top, enter search words and search to display result.


    b) or in main Search at top, enter search words and search.

    Then in Filter Results, select Posts from You to display result.


    Got there in the end sort of.

    Although still there is a problem, the search results display the post I am looking for, but don't have direct link back to the post in thread. So I can't jump back to my post and scroll up/down from where it is, which is a bit annoying.


    They just have links to my profile and the group, not link to the post itself, as follows:

    John Carnes posted in The PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP.

    John Carnes to The PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 19th Apr 18, 10:34 PM
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    Where it says -
    John Carnes posted in The PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP.

    Look just under that for the TIME and DATE of post, try clicking on that and it should take you to that exact post

    • mro
    • By mro 19th Apr 18, 11:48 PM
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    Where it says -
    John Carnes posted in The PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP.

    Look just under that for the TIME and DATE of post, try clicking on that and it should take you to that exact post
    Originally posted by cally6008
    Yes, didn't see that.

    But I really want to get back to the post in sequence with posts on that date.


    Like links to your post here, Single Post View and Post in Thread View:

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=74162150&postcount=5

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=74162150#post74162150
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