Before today, all the activities of a Facebook user would automatically appear on their Wall, including every new “Friend”, every “Like” and every “Comment”. There was no easy way to remove them except by pain-stakingly going through each one and deleting them one by one! Needless to say, many people gave up a long time ago, and just learned to live with it…
Facebook has finally listened and you can now hide all your Facebook Recent Activity EASILY from your wall using a new privacy feature. Here’s how to do it…
NOTE: Keep in mind that Facebook keeps changing their user interface, so if you cant find something mentioned in the instructions simply ask in the Comments below.
There are two different Edit Options; one is called “EDIT NEWS FEED SETTINGS” but the one we are interested in today is called “EDIT YOUR STORY PROFILE SETTINGS”
How To Hide All Your Recent Activity:
- After Login in to your Facebook Account, click on “Your Name” to go to your Profile Wall.
- Hover your mouse cursor (that means make your mouse arrow float) over the top-right-hand corner of the activity you wish to hide until a blue box with X on it appears.
- Click the X and you will see the new option to “Hide all…” Click it and all recent activity of that type (comments or likes or friends or questions, etc) will be hidden for as long as you wish.
Now everytime someone visits your Profile’s Wall they will not be able to snoop at your Facebook activity anymore.
Un-Hide Your Hidden Recent Activity:
This is a REVERSIBLE option so that if you change your mind later on, you can show your Recent Activity again by editing the options. First you need to scroll down the same page all the way to the bottom (the page that has your large Profile Picture, better known as your Wall or Profile Page). If Facebook loads more content then continue scrolling all the way down until you see the menu bar at the bottom of the page with the options named “Older Posts” and “Edit Options”. Click “Edit Options“ and unhide any activity by clicking the “X” removal button next to it, as shown below. Finally make sure to click “Save” for your actions to be stored otherwise the removal is not effective: