How to find posts of specific date in new Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular social media website available in the internet . People share whats in their mind with creating a Facebook post . The posts you create will be listed in your Facebook timeline by the date you create it . However , over the time this list will become large and it wont be easy to reach the posts you created in the past by scrolling . Unfortunately , Facebook have removed the sort by year feature which allowed the users to click on the year that they wants to and get the posts that created on that year. Even with that feature available it wont be a easy task to go though the posts created that year . However , Facebook don’t have any easy method to sort the posts by the date . If  you having trouble finding posts you have made in a specific date or tired of scrolling through your Facebook profile to find a post or posts made in a specific year or month , Here is how to find the posts that you have crated or shared by you.

How to find posts of specific date Old Facebook

Old Facebook time line

Old Facebook timeline

Before we talk about how to find posts by specific date in new Facebook layout lets take some time to explore the old Facebook layout and how simple it’s to do this very thing . In old Facebook layout If you go to your profile page you will see a list of past years to your right . This is why its called timeline . You can select a specific year on that timeline and go to that specific year .Once you selected a year you will see a list of months along that list below the year you have selected .So that , you can filter out the posts to the created month . Once selected , You will see how was your timeline at that time . The things you posted on that year or month will be displayed along your post feed. So you don’t have to scroll years and years of your old post to get to the post you wants . This is why people still asking for the method to switch back to old Facebook layout.But , Unfortunately Facebook removed this feature from their platform. The reasons behind removal of this feature is unknown . If you are interested in getting this feature back leave a suggestions Here

How to find posts of specific date New Facebook

While some adore the changes that Facebook that made to its platform some may find it difficult to navigate and do things they done in the old Facebook layout .Some features may hidden some where in the layout some features may simply doesn’t exist in the new layout . May be Facebook kept track of these features to find out how many people used those features and how often the used them and decide to ditch the unpopular features available in the old layout . However , these new placement of features cause lot of people skeptic about the new layout . But , with some effort and research you can do same things you done in the old Facebook layout in the new Facebook layout .The feature we are going to use in order to reach the old posts created by you is the activity log feature . Facebook keep a log of your activity since the day you created your Facebook account . Scary , Right ?  . But , They also allows you to clean these activities if you really concerned about your privacy . However this logging of data allow us to gain access to the old posts we created in the past .  Here is how to find a post you created in a specific date in the new Facebook layout with the help of Activity log feature of Facebook.  

Facebook Activity log button

Go to your profile page . Click on the three horizontal dot button   …   and select Activity log from the drop down menu .

Click on Filter button in the top left of the Activity log page in Facebook. This allows user to narrow the amount of posts you have to go through to find the post or posts you are looking for . If you can narrow it to a exact month it will be lot easy process. However , there is no way to narrow it down to the exact date . 

Facebook Activity log filter

Facebook Activity log filter

Scroll down locate and check Posts by clicking on the circle in front of it .If you are looking for a posts made in specific date , Click on drop down list below Year and select a year then a Month drop down list will appear ,Click and select a month (If you want posts made in a year leave it as ALL ) .If you want all the posts made leave the year drop down list as ALL.

click on save changes button .

Facebook Activity log created posts

Facebook Activity log created posts

Back in the Activity log page you can see the date of the posts that you have created and it’s privacy status. Use your mouse wheel to scroll up and down to reach the posts or date you want.

by clicking on the horizontal dot button   …   in front of a post , you can hide , archive or delete (Move to trash) .

Conclusion – Find Posts of specific date in Facebook


If you are not a regular  Facebook user you wont find it difficult to find your old posts by scrolling down your timeline . But , If you have large amount of posts in your profile timeline of the Facebook it wont be easy task to go through those posts go get to the post that you wants . To make things hard  Facebook removed the sort by year feature . Only way to get to your old posts is by using the activity log feature of Facebook . You can go to a specific date in the past and look and edit the posts you have posted . Hopefully Facebook will introduce some feature that allow users to get into the old posts .