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Automatically delete Facebook posts
Since Facebook is currently making a lot of effort to make headlines with really bad news, it might be a good time to leave this platform. In preparation for this, you might want to “clean up” a bit and keep your personal footprint on this social network relatively small.
So it makes sense to delete your old posts in order to tidy up your profile a bit. Of course, you can do it just like that, because you may no longer be behind posts from 2011, but if you decide to leave, then it is definitely a good time.
I myself deleted my old posts with the “Social Book Post Manager” plugin in Google Chrome. This works relatively well and easily if you follow a few rules:
- In the activity log, the “Contributions” tab must be selected on the left. Only these can be reliably removed with the plugin.
- Facebook has integrated lazy loading and therefore does not display all posts equally or lists them in the HTML markup of the page. However, the plugin explicitly looks for this markup. So you have to scroll until all the desired posts have been loaded, then the plugin can also find and delete them.
- The standard 4x speed seems too fast for reliable erasure. In my tests, 2-fold worked well, if you want to give the whole thing a little more time, you can downshift to 1-fold.
- If not all posts were caught in the first run (can happen if the speed was too high, for example), you can simply run the plugin several times. But even here you may have to trick the lazy loading again.
If you want to see the whole thing as a small tutorial in video form, you can find it here:
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The procedure can of course also be carried out with other browsers. However, since Google Chrome is still my main browser at the moment, it made sense to test and carry out this process for Chrome.
About the author
Florian Meier is a trained media designer, studied printing and media technician and a passionate tinkerer and hobbyist.
Professionally, he deals with the digital transformation of companies and the automation of business processes in the printing and media industry.
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