How to Hide or Unhide a Post on Facebook

By Andrew Tennyson

The method to hide one of your posts on Facebook depends on whether it’s located on your Timeline or on a page you manage. Once you’ve hidden a post, you can unhide it at any time using your account’s Activity Log screen.

Hide a Post From Your Timeline

Step 1

Click your **Profile Picture** on the main menu along the top of the Facebook website.

Step 2

Scroll through your posts to locate the one you want to hide and then click the **Arrow Icon** at the top of the post to display its actions menu.

Step 3

Select **Hide From Timeline** to hide the selected post.

Step 4

Click the **Hide** button to confirm you want to hide the post.

Hide a Post From a Page You Manage

Step 1

Click the **Facebook** icon on the main menu at the top of the page and then select the page you want to edit. Pages are listed under the Pages heading on the left of the screen.

Step 2

Locate the post you want to hide and click the **Arrow Icon** in its top-right corner.

Step 3

Select **Hide From Timeline** to hide the post from your page. To delete the post completely, select **Delete From Page**.

Step 4

Click **Hide** to confirm you want to hide the post from your page.

Unhide Posts

Step 1

Click the **Arrow Icon** at the top of any Facebook page and select **Activity Log**.

Step 2

Select **Posts You’ve Hidden** on the menu along the left of the screen.

Step 3

Locate the post you want to unhide and click the button in its top-right corner.

Step 4

Click **Allowed On Timeline** to unhide the post.

Tips & Warnings

  • If a hidden post was shared by other Facebook users prior to your hiding it, it may still be visible on other timelines and findable through the Facebook search tool.
  • You can also prevent the posts of other users from appearing in your News Feed. To do this, click the arrow icon at the top of one of the user’s posts and select “Hide All From.”
  • To delete a comment you’ve made, hover over the comment, select “Delete” and then click “Delete” again to confirm you want to remove the comment.
  • Hiding posts differs somewhat if you’re using a mobile device. For the mobile version of the Facebook website on your smartphone or tablet’s Web browser, tap the arrow icon at the top of the post and select “Hide From Timeline” to hide it or “Delete Post” to remove the post permanently. If you’re using the official Facebook app for Android or iOS, you can’t hide posts. You can only delete them. Tap the arrow icon at the top of the post and select “Delete” to remove it. This action can’t be undone.