I mistakenly posted a message on a friend's timeline. I was typing the message and I accidentally hit Enter after the first letter.

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Now I cannot delete this post. When I hover on the message, nothing happens. No menus or delete signs. Is it forbidden to delete my own messages in the new Facebook?

  • If nothing is showing up on your side, can you message your friend and ask him/her to delete it from their end? Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 12:21
  • I don't want to do that. Isn't there anything I can directly do? Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 12:57
  • @MehperC.Palavuzlar - You made sure it’s not a browser glitch, right? (Logged out/logged back in, cleared browser cache and so on.) Could be the Timeline Review feature?
    – Alex
    Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 13:17
  • @Alex: Yes. I cleared browser cache, cookies, logged out, logged back in, etc. on both IE9 and FF13. That meaningless and annoying message just sits there in front of everyone's eyes. Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 13:53
  • You can hover over the post towards the top right corner and an X should appear so that you can delete your post. Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 20:19

2 Answers 2


Go to your activity log, filter by Your Posts and select delete

Delete post

Or go to see friendship,


And see if the message is there, click the timestamp you should arrive at

http://www.facebook.com/FRIEND_USERNAME_OR_ID/posts/POST_ID and delete the post

Delete post

If the above fails use this form http://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=144040449046092 it's the opposite of what's happening but I don't see why it wouldn't be using the same or around the same feature internally

  • I tried the first method you mentioned, and it worked. Thanks! Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 18:48

Go to "Actions" at the top of the page next to the person's name and the "New message" button. Go down to "Delete Messages," then on the bottom, under your last message posted, there will be a message saying, "Select messages to delete." Then little empty boxes appear next to each message in the conversation. You check them then click the delete button next to that last message!

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