I would like to view all the posts (and maybe comments) made by a single user in a private Facebook group. Searching by their name does not work because their name is mentioned so often in other people's posts.

Is there any advanced search functionality in Facebook private groups?

  • Doesn't look like it, no. The intragroup search is quite simplistic.
    – ale
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 12:39

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Use Facebook Graph Search

"Posts in GroupName by FirstNameLastName"


Replace GROUP_ID for the private group ID and the USER_ID for the person you are checking.

(and maybe comments)

"Posts in GroupName commented on by FirstNameLastName"


  • Cool, the search bar at the top works much better! Is there anyway to filter out events, too?
    – Leftium
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 13:16
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    Posts in GroupName by FirstNameLastName suddenly stopped working, but the URL still works like a charm
    – Leftium
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 19:29
  • @Leftium yes, currently searching using phrases has been unpredictable for some strange reason. All the calls should still work from the url.
    – phwd
    Commented Dec 21, 2016 at 19:31

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