Today I was trying to search an old Facebook wall post that I had as my “status” few months ago. I spend nearly an hour by check all the updates manually. The problem is, if I have to go that far, I need to keep pressing it. That is such a pain.
However, Facebook recently introduced a new option to download all your information of your Facebook account in a click.
Download Facebook Data
Steps to download Facebook account data
- Sign in Facebook and visit settings page – https://www.facebook.com/settings
- Click ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data.’ mentioned at the bottom.
- Click Start My Archive
- Once your archive is ready, Facebook will send an email to your email address listed on your Facebook account along with a link to your download.
- Before you can download the file containing your data, you’ll have to enter your password.
Search Old Facebook Status Updates
Since Facebook does not provide any official tools to find out the older posts, and there is no any better way than downloading your data and search it manually.
The downloaded file contains following things (as shown above):
- Your profile information (e.g., your contact information, interests, groups)
- Wall posts and content that you and your friends have posted to your profile
- Photos and videos that you have uploaded to your account
- Your friend list
- Notes you have created
- Events to which you have RSVP’d
- Your sent and received messages
- Any comments that you and your friends have made on your Wall posts, photos, and other profile content
Unfortunately, there’s no way to individually select which data you would like to download when you download your Facebook info. You’ll have to download your file in its entirety.
For more details – https://www.facebook.com/help/405183566203254
Note: Starting April 30, 2015, third party applications and websites loading users’ posts through Facebook Login will be rejected by Facebook due to some changes to the Facebook Platform. So currently there are no apps or websites to search old Facebook status updates.