How do I find an old Wall posting on Facebook?
This is going to sound dumb, but a few days ago I posted a joke and got a ton of great responses (comments) from my friends. Now I want to show my girlfriend and can't find it because all I see is my most recent status update on my Wall. So, what the heck? How do I find my older stuff?
Facebook is like a lot of modern social media sites, where it keeps changing, reflecting all that's new and current. Wait sixty seconds and the newer stuff will appear on the top of the page and push the older content down. At the bottom of the page, things just "vanish" into the ether. Sure you can click on "Older Posts" but what if it's something from days or weeks ago?
What makes this even more puzzling is that generally when you're looking at Facebook, you're seeing what everyone else is writing about and talking about, not your own stuff, so your updates probably aren't even visible at all.
So where's it all going?
It's on your Wall is where your status updates - and the subsequent comments from your friends - are ending up, and to find them you need to do a little bit of exploration.
Go to Facebook and look on the top left. You'll see this:
Click on "View my Profile" and you'll then see generally what others would see if they looked at your profile and were already friends with you. Click on the "Wall" tab:
Now you should be able to scroll down and find your witty joke and all the comments your friends left. If there are a number of comments, it'll look kinda like this:
Instead of clicking on "View all X comments", click on the date and time information. Surprise! It takes you to a page that has your original Wall status update and all the comments that everyone else has left. I find this trick darn useful when I want to archive the commentary for later reference, btw.
Oh, and if you find that your status update isn't on your Wall, scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see our friend "Older Posts". Click on it and scroll down again.
Hope that helps you out and I hope your girlfriend finds your joke witty! If you need more Facebook help, do spend the time to poke around here on the site.
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