How to mass delete Facebook posts on a business page

April 10, 2024
tl;dr: this article offers a step-by-step tutorial to mass delete Facebook posts, with visuals included.
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With over 3 billion Facebook users, it’s an excellent platform to promote your business. However, you need a well-curated Facebook page to reach your target audience, stand out, and drive results. This may require deleting old posts to keep your timeline updated and relevant.

In this article, I’ll explain how to delete multiple posts on your Facebook business page at once. I’ll provide step-by-step details and images to show you exactly what to do on your web browser or mobile app.

What to know before getting started

You can delete up to 50 posts at a time, whether you want to clean up your timeline from outdated posts or you’ve revamped your business and want to start fresh.

When you delete old Facebook posts, you can select ones with text-only, photos, and videos.

⚠️ Once you delete your Facebook page posts, this is permanent, so double-check before you finalize which posts you’re deleting.

You can mass delete posts on your computer’s web browser or through the Facebook app on your mobile device. I’ll share instructions for both options below.

How to mass delete Facebook posts on a web browser

To delete posts in bulk from your web browser, click the name of your business page when you’re logged into your Facebook profile. Then, click “Manage posts” and “Select all.”

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for mass-deleting posts from your web browser:

1. When you’re logged into your Facebook account for your business page, click your page name at the top left corner.

Facebook Business page

2. Click “Manage posts” on the right, just above your feed posts.

Manage posts on your Facebook business page

3. Now, you’ll see all your posts. You can click “Filters” to select the year you want to mass delete Facebook posts from. You can skip this step if you don’t want to choose a specific year.

Manage posts and filters to mass delete Facebook posts

4. Click “Select all,” which selects up to 50 posts.

Selecting posts to mass delete Facebook posts

5. Once you click “Select all,” every post will be checked. If you want to keep some posts on your feed, uncheck those.

Posts checked and unchecked for bulk deleting on a Facebook page

6. The posts indicating you updated your profile picture can’t be deleted, so you must unselect this to move forward. If you’ve changed your profile picture more than once, you’ll need to unselect each one.

Posts you can't delete on a Facebook business page

7. Click “Next,” “Delete Posts,” and “Done.” It won’t confirm at this point, so be sure to double-check which posts you’re selecting before clicking “Done.”

Delete posts and complete mass deleting Facebook posts

How to mass delete Facebook posts from the mobile app

If you’re working on your mobile app, you can bulk-delete Facebook posts by going to your page, then “Manage posts” and “Published.

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for mass-deleting posts from your mobile app:

1. Go to your business profile page from your Facebook app.

Facebook Business page on mobile app

2. Click “Manage posts,” just above your feed posts.

Manage posts for Facebook Business page on mobile app

3. Click “Published” to see all your feed posts.

Button for published posts on Facebook page

4. You can click “Filters” to choose the type of posts you want to delete or skip this if you want to see all posts.

Filters by type of posts for Facebook Business page

5. You can also sort your Facebook posts from newest to oldest and by most views, likes, or comments.

Filters by type of posts for Facebook Business page

6. Click “Select all,” which selects up to 10 posts at a time. You can also scroll further down your activity log for more posts to load and select up to 50 at a time this way. You can unselect the posts you don’t want to delete.

Select all option for published posts on Facebook
Selected post for Facebook Business page

7. Click “Edit” and “Move to trash.” A pop-up will display to ask you to confirm you’re deleting these posts. If so, click “Delete.” Otherwise, click “Cancel” to start over.

Move to trash option to mass delete Facebook posts
Confirmation to mass delete Facebook posts

How to mass delete Facebook posts: FAQs

Further explore how to manage your Facebook page with answers to common questions below.

How do I delete all my photos at once?

You can’t delete all your photos at once, but you can bulk delete up to 50. 

When managing your posts, you can select up to 50 to delete. If you want to delete all your posts and have more than 50 posts, you can repeat the process until all your posts are gone.

How do I decide which posts to delete?

When you delete old posts, you want to be mindful of the ones you get rid of and keep. The best posts to keep on your business page directly relate to your offers and target audience. 

For example, I help small business owners, entrepreneurs, and outsourcing agencies develop and design websites, so all of my Facebook posts should be relevant to this.

If you’re updating your offers or revamping your business, you might mass delete Facebook posts that aren’t relevant anymore. That said, if you have old posts about prior launches, events, or sales, you can keep these to give your audience a deeper look into your business.

Can you bulk delete photos on Facebook?

Unfortunately, you can’t bulk delete photos on Facebook. If your photos are a part of the posts you’re mass deleting, you can remove those in bulk. However, you can only delete album photos individually.

How to mass delete Facebook posts: Conclusion

I hope you found this article helpful and better understand how to manage your Facebook page, delete old posts, and keep your account fresh. If you’d like to receive more tutorials and how-tos, sign-up to receive my emails!

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