How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

Summary: This gallery includes two key ways of deleting your Facebook wall posts and content, pre- and post-Timeline.

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  • Userscripts.org is a repository for bits of code that can be used by Greasemonkey to improve the experience of web pages, tweak styles, or add features and tools to your browser. All content here is user generated, making the community such a fantastic resource for creative works.

    We need to install the 'magic button' tool, called the 'Facebook Scrubber', which deletes all Wall posts and other activity on your Facebook profile.

    5. Head over to the Facebook Scrubber script page on Userscripts.org.

    6. At the top-right of the page, select the Install button. 

    7. When Greasemonkey kicks into gear, select the Install button again.

  • When you go back to your Facebook profile page (you may have to hit refresh on your browser), you should be presented with a somewhat out-of-place but new button that was not there before. This is the Greasemonkey script that you have installed which embeds what the 'magic button' underneath your status update box.

    8. Hit the 'magic button', which should be marked as 'Delete ALL Older Posts'.

  • But the Greasemonkey script will warn you, as you are about to begin wiping your Facebook wall of Wall posts, comments, activities, and anything else that might display on your profile page. This is the final warning before you begin wiping content.

    9. Click the OK button. This will begin wiping the content on your current profile view.

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  • Works great!

    Now maybe a prospective employer might hire me.
    yeshuafollower
    • facebook post deletion

      how did u get it to work... mine doesn't do anything :(
      ctbellavita
    • Anyone Watching Here? Success with a caveat

      Yeshuafollower: (great user name) What worked for you the script or the macro. If you read my post of Apr 17th I didn't see the script working. I installed Greasemonkey and the right checks seem to be in the right place. Greasemonkey is enabled. And the Facebook Srubber is checked but nothing is happening. So I went to the imacro for Firefox. It works but with the caveat in the post I spoke of above. If you have a moment to read that rather than reposting is all. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks, jack
      jep0233@...
  • Luckily I don't have much a presence ....

    On Facebook.

    Facebook came about well after I became wary of putting personal data on the web, and I've been cynical even way before that. ;)

    By coincidence I was googling old usernames and email addresses today. I'm seeing things from 2 ISPs ago and before, when my 'web connection' was through an EDU. That's around 1995 or so. Kermit on a UNIX shell, email and news groups was pretty much the extent of the web. What a trip in the way back machine.

    Anyhow, Facebook and people posting stuff for the world to find that, in my day, we wouldn't have written in a journal or diary for fear of someone finding it.

    So yeah, I can see why some people may really want to scrub their Facebook.

    OTOH, twenty something year old teachers being fired from their jobs because they posted a picture of themselves having a beer while on vacation ... I can see us going back to not even writing something in a journal because it might be found.

    .
    rmhesche
    • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

      @rmhesche Big brother is watching you.
      paulfx1
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    After installing greasmonkey I keep getting a "problem loading page" error at userscripts.org, but it loads fine in other browsers seamonkey. Any suggestions?

    (o:
    Jack-Booted EULA
    • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

      Aha. Userscripts.org and the https-everywhere plugin don't play well together.

      ( :
      Jack-Booted EULA
  • Easy way to fix the Facebook problems

    How dumb can people be?
    Just make a NEW email and facebook account. If you use gmail then make a new one on yahoo. Or similar. That is massively the easiest way to hide your past, unless you were dumb enough to put in your REAL name somewhere...

    NEVER EVER give out the personal one to an employer.
    Don't link one to the other.

    I knew this back in 1999 when I got my first modern PC...
    Zolar
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    How do you find your timeline on Facebook?
    lenstaley
    • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

      @lenstaley

      If you haven't signed up for it then you don't have it, yet (until they force it on everyone.)
      Jack-Booted EULA
  • The best option is to...

    ...not have a Facebook account in the first place.
    Hatestone Johnson
    • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

      @Hatestone Johnson That's what I do. We're smarter than the average bears.
      paulfx1
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    i hit delete posts and nothing happens....why?
    varick
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    If a prospective employer ever asks for your Facebook password, point out two things. First, do they really want to access your page when it might give them answers to questions that the law doesn't allow them to ask (marital status, age, religion, ethnicity, and in some states or cities, sexual orientation), and possibly open them up to EEO violations? Second, since you agreed to the Facebook terms of service that forbid you from giving your password to anyone else, do they really want you to violate that agreement and therefore commit an unethical, and possibly technically illegal, act?
    I haven't had to try this yet, but it should put them on the defensive, and maybe even make them consult their lawyers.
    Old Rockin' Dave
  • Zack - can we get this in a PDF?

    EOM
    Marc Erickson
    • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

      @Marc Erickson 'fraid not. My apologies.
      zwhittaker
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    Works in deleting all wall posts but doesn't delete the recent activities; only option is to hide them with the government :p
    MrElectrifyer
  • What's the point?

    I went through the whole explanation, but don't see the point of using iMacros. What does it do? I can wipe messages etc on FB itself, don't need this FF app to do so.
    Olivier67
  • RE: How to delete every Facebook wall post, wipe your Timeline

    When I hit delete all posts it goes to "removing all older posts...click to stop," but then all it does is loads all of my older posts. NO deleting. Am I doing something wrong?
    dougjweber
    • Same here...

      I hope it just takes time... I see it loading my old posts... about 4 years of stuff...
      Robert Tatum