How to delete Facebook Watch history

March 27, 2021

Facebook has become more than just a medium to swap messages and post memes. It has made inroads in the entertainment space too. The popular social networking site now offers different ways to find videos you love watching. In fact, its Facebook Watch feature has become the go-to place to discover videos across Facebook from live events to TV shows, sports/news, or music videos. The feature, however, tends to hold onto your information. Over time this can be a risky affair. Get into the habit of deleting your Facebook watch history. Here’s how to go about it!

Facebook Watch History

How to clear Facebook Watch History?

Facebook Watch gets around 1.25 billion visitors each month. So, it is more than just a library of videos. The content available on Watch is different from the one available on streaming services like Amazon Prime or Netflix. It’s mostly based on social topics to drive conversations. The makers claim only you can see your video watch history, keeping it as personal as possible. If you still have any apprehensions about this setting, clear the Facebook Watch History completely.  

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  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click the Account drop-down button.
  3. Choose Settings & Privacy.
  4. Go to Activity Log.
  5. Select the Filter link.
  6. Under Categories, check Videos you’ve watched.
  7. Delete the entries individually or choose Clear Video Watch History.

Let’s cover the above steps in a bit more detail!

Clear video watch history Facebook

Log in to your Facebook account. Click the Account drop-down button (visible in the upper-right corner, just adjacent to the Notifications icon).

Choose Settings & Privacy from the list of options displayed.

Activity Log Facebook
Activity Log Facebook

When the Settings & Privacy window opens, scroll down to Activity Log option.

Facebook Filter
Facebook Filter

Next, click the Filter link under Activity Log navigation pane.

Videos Watched
Videos Watched

When the new window opens, search for Videos you’ve watched entry under Categories heading and check it. Hit the Save Changes button.

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Delete Facebook Video
Delete Facebook Video

Here, you can delete the videos entries individually.

Clear Video Watch History
Clear Video Watch History

Alternatively, to clear video watch history Facebook completely, click its link below Videos you’ve watched heading.

When prompted, hit the Clear Video Watch History button.

Your entire Facebook watch history will be removed, instantly.

Hope that makes sense!

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6 comments on “How to delete Facebook Watch history”

  1. Clearing all Facebook activity does clear it from the Activity Log - but if you go to the bar and type in "Posts I've Seen", you'll probably see the things you viewed you wanted deleted. I don't know how to get rid of those as it doesn't look like you can go in and delete them one by one or in bulk.

  2. Even if I hide nudity videos they still came up on "for you" or "live" on facebook watch. How can i get rid of them? I've also blocked and reported hundreds of those videos and nothing changes. Please help.

    1. Hi Ana, just locate the 'Following' tab on the right of 'For You' tab. Hit the 'See All' link, choose Manage option, tap Highlights button next to every entry in the list and select Unfollow option. This should solve your problem.

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