I want to view a very old post in a Facebook page, e.g. this page, which contains hundreds to thousands of posts.

Browsing manually through the post stack of the page is so tiring and seems to be impossible for me to find that post.

How can I do a search for it like we do with a Google search?

I know we can search for our own posts via Activity Log, though for a Facebook page owned by others, what can we do?

  • @pnuts And you can only find on those posts that are currently loaded. How about the unloaded posts e.g. lie in the next deep deep down below?
    – Nam G VU
    Oct 18, 2014 at 4:51
  • Have you tried using the Facebook API?
    – user5676
    Oct 18, 2014 at 15:37
  • @barrycarter Not yet. Please tell us more.
    – Nam G VU
    Oct 19, 2014 at 2:57

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This will soon be possible from the native Facebook search, if only for english at the moment. See the official announcement for more info. Also, see how it works here.


You might want to use this tool to search for old post Search for old facebook post

  • Please disclose if you are affiliated with the software in any way.
    – jonsca
    Nov 22, 2017 at 0:15
  • That was a great tool, but unfortunately it stopped working.. any other similar alternatives?
    – Mike
    Nov 7, 2018 at 6:12

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