Where is the Facebook Trash?

If you’ve accidentally deleted a Feed post, you’re probably wondering: where is it and how to access the recycle bin Facebook. The tool was developed to allow users to better manage publications, but it is located in a somewhat hidden place.

Also, another point to consider about the recycle bin is that it works like most others: you can only recover items from it within 30 days — after that, they will be permanently deleted. So, check below where it is and how to access the Facebook trash (Android | iOS | Web).

Similar to other platforms, like Instagram, for example, Facebook’s trash works as a kind of temporary backup for photos, videos, or even links removed from Feed.

  1. Tap on the “Three lines” icon located in the right corner of the main menu bar.
  2. Expand the “Settings & Privacy” category and select “Privacy Shortcuts”.
  3. Click “Activity Log” in the “Your Facebook Information” section.
  4. Tap “Trash” in the top menu.
  5. You can then archive, restore, or permanently delete the publication. Note that you can still view the number of days or hours left until it is permanently deleted.
  6. If you are using Facebook on PC, use the path “https://facebook.com/[username]/allactivity?category_key=TRASH” and replace the field [username] by your username separated by a hyphen (-).

How to access Facebook Archived Items

It is important that there is no confusion. There’s Facebook’s trash, but there’s also another feature where you can hide content that you don’t want other people on the social network to see: the so-called “Archived Items”. And they both work differently.

  • Move a post to Archived Items: by choosing this option, it will only be visible to you, and it can be restored at any time, without a set deadline;
  • Move a post to Trash: Doing this will delete it after 30 days. There, you can also move it to “Archived Items” if you don’t want to lose it.

Another point to consider is that, after 24 hours of a story published on Facebook, it is not permanently excluded from the social network; it is usually saved in the “Stories Archive” section, which can be accessed with “Archived Items”.

  1. To access the “Archived Items”, go to your Facebook profile and tap on the “Three dots”.
  2. Then select “Activity Log”.
  3. Tap “Archived Items” in the top menu.
  4. If you want, use the “Filters” to find archived posts by date.
  5. To find the archived stories, just tap on “Story Archives”.

Although there is a Facebook trash, archiving posts can serve as an option to store and backup certain content, without having to lose it forever.

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