How to Clear Watched Videos History on Facebook

It comes as no surprise that Facebook keeps track of nearly everything you do on their platform. Posts you like, comments you make, and the types of videos you watch are (very) small examples of the kinds of data Facebook collects.

Facebook uses activity data to, partially, improve the user experience. How it does this is beyond the scope of this article but, broadly, it uses this data to show you content more relevant to your interests.

Some of this data can be seen in Facebook’s own activity log; a tool where you can review and manage your Facebook activity. One of the many things that the activity log tracks is the videos you watch on Facebook. While the activity log is only visible to you, there might be some videos you’d rather forget.

Thankfully, Facebook allows you to delete certain things from your activity log. In this article, we’ll show you how to clear watched videos in the Facebook activity log on both desktop and mobile.

How to Delete Watched Videos History on Facebook

Mobile

Open the Facebook mobile app and sign into your account.

Tap the 3 bars in the upper right corner and select Settings & Privacy > Settings near the bottom.

Facebook Mobile App Settings Under Settings and Privacy in Hamburger Menu

Scroll to the bottom of this screen and tap Activity Log under Your Facebook Information.

Facebook Mobile App Activity Log in Settings

Expand Logged Actions and Other Activity, again near the bottom, and select Videos you've watched.

Facebook Mobile App Videos Watched in Activity Log

The following screen will show a list of all Facebook videos you’ve watched in the last few months. Tap the 3 dots next to each video you wish to remove and select Delete.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there does not appear to be a way to clear all watched Facebook videos at once on mobile. If you have access to a desktop computer though, continue to the section below to find out how on a PC.

Facebook Mobile App Delete Option in Watched Video History

Desktop

Open Facebook.com in your web browser and sign into your account.

Click the Down arrow in the upper right corner of Facebook and select Settings & Privacy > Activity Log.

Facebook Activity Log in Settings & Privacy Menu

Under Activity Types in the menu at the left, expand Logged Actions and Other Activity and select Videos you've watched.

Facebook Videos You've Watched Option in Activity Log Menu

The following page will show a list of all Facebook videos you’ve watched the last few months. You can delete individual videos or clear all watch history at once.

  • To delete individual videos, click the 3 dots to the right of any video and select Delete.
Facebook Delete Button in Watched Videos History Log
  • To clear all videos, simply click Clear Video Watch History at the upper right corner.
Facebook Clear Video Watch History in Watched Videos History Log

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