How To Unhide Facebook Post? Here Are All The Answers

How To Unhide Facebook Post? Here Are All The Answers

Attention everyone! Facebook is removing the ‘hide from timeline’ feature for both business and personal pages. On personal profiles; we are now allowed to ‘archive’ our unwanted posts. Although you may still come across with the ‘hide from timeline’ button, the platform won’t show you your hidden posts like it used to be on the Activity Log. So it’s smarter to click on the ‘move to archive’ button from now on.

For the reason why Facebook removed this hiding option from business pages; the company suggests: “As part of our commitment to increasing transparency for Pages, we will be removing the ‘Hide From Timeline’ option for posts on a page’s timeline. This means that organic posts will always appear ona page’s timeline. Note: Pages will still have the option to hide auto-generated posts that cannot be deleted, like profile and cover photo update announcements.”

In this article, we will find out how to unarchive posts on Facebook personal profiles on both desktop and mobile.

How To Unarchive a Facebook Post On Desktop?

Step 1: Log In To Your Facebook Account

Open your browser, a new window, or a new tab and go to Facebook. Enter your email/phone number and your password and log in to your social media platform.

Step 2: Finding the Archive button

Once you are on FB, you’ll see an upside-down triangle icon located on the upper right corner; next to the messenger and notification icons.

Step 3: There are two ways to find the Archive button:

From your News Feed

  • Click on the triangle
  • Click Settings & Privacy
  • Click the Activity Log button

Click the Archive button

Facebook Settings Archive

From your own profile page

  • Go to your profile
  • Click on the … button on the upper right side, just below your cover photo
  • Click the Archive button (note that from your own profile page you can skip the Activity Log and go straight to Archive)
Facebook Profile Archive
  • Once you’re in your Archive, you can either Restore the post on your profile or move it to Trash for good. You can do either of them by clicking on the three dots (…) on the right hand side or by selecting the archived post first, then clicking on the related buttons that appear on the upper right corner.
Facebook Manage Activity Restore to Profile

How To Unarchive a Facebook Post Using The Mobile App

Step 1: Open the Facebook app 

Open your Facebook mobile app on your smartphone or tablet device. Sign in to your Facebook account.

Step 2: Locate Your ‘Archive’

Step 3: There are two ways to access your Archive with the mobile app:

Access your Archive from your News Feed

  • Tap the three parallel horizontal lines in the lower right corner of the app to open the main menu
  • Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
  • In this menu, click Settings
  • Scroll down and click the Activity Log button. This is located in the section named after Your Facebook Information, around halfway down the page.

Once you’re in your Activity Log, you’ll see Archive, click on it and move on.

Facebook Mobile App Activity Log Archive

Access your Archive from your profile

  • Click on your profile icon on the main page of the app or open the menu in the lower right corner and then tap on your profile icon at the top of the page. 
  • Find the three dots (…) under your profile picture and click. You’ll see the Archive button right there.
  • Once you’re in your Archive, you can either Restore the post on your profile or move it to Trash for good. You can do either of them by clicking on the three dots (…) on the right hand side or by selecting the archived post first, then clicking on the related buttons that appear on the upper right corner.
Facebook Mobile App Archive Restore

Restore or Unarchive Any Posts of Your Choice

Restoring or unarchiving your post will have your post shown back on your timeline with all of its reactions and comments. Depending on your post’s privacy settings, your Facebook friends, friends of friends or public can now view and/or engage with the post you’ve just unhid. Note that it will be shown on its original date. 

Hiding and Unhiding a Facebook Page Comment

Negative comments can also be expected on the Facebook pages of even the most lovable brands. They can hurt your business and your reputation, give other followers wrong information, and even create a big social media crisis. One of the solutions to prevent such social media crisis can be hiding those negative comments and posts. Check out the social media crisis article to learn more.

You should consider hiding comments with inappropriate content like racism, sexism, comments with broken links, or sites with viruses and malware. Hiding the comment will keep it hidden from everyone except the author of the comment. They won’t know that their comment is hidden so you avoid potential fallout.

Facebook Report a Comment

Steps to hide a comment

  • Simply find the comment under your post
  • Click on … next to the comment
  • Click Hide Comment

Steps to unhide a comment

  • All the hidden comments will still be visible to you under the posts
  • Simply find that comment 
  • Click Unhide

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Conclusion

Facebook lets you delete or archive inappropriate content with a few clicks yet we still need to pay attention to everything we write on the Internet.

We also need to pay attention to what others write about us. Keep in mind that Social Media Management Tools make it very simple to find comments that need our attention. Such tools help you listen to the concerns coming from your followers and potential customers.

The ‘archive’ feature gives us the option of removing content temporarily. Who knows, a post you once archived might be important the next day. It’s always good to know how to restore it, right?





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