How to delete a post, photo, or video from Facebook

Updated: 12/16/2018 by Computer Hope
Facebook

Facebook can be a great place to share information, photos, and videos with friends and family. However, sometimes users need to remove a specific post, photo, or video. To proceed, make your selection from the list below and follow the instructions.

How to delete a post

  1. Log into Facebook and browse to the post you'd like to delete.
  2. Move your mouse cursor over the post and click The menu selector on a Facebook post. in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears.

The delete selector for a post on Facebook.

  1. On the confirmation prompt, click the The delete button on Facebook. button.

How to delete a photo

Note

Deleting a photo from your album will also delete the post it is tied to.

  1. Open Facebook and click the link to your profile at the top of the screen.
  2. On your profile page, in the top section, click Photos.

The photos selector on Facebook.

  1. Move your mouse cursor over the photo you'd like to delete and click the The edit or remove button on Facebook. button.
  2. Select Delete This Photo from the drop-down menu that appears.

The photo deletion selector on Facebook.

  1. On the confirmation prompt, click the The delete button on Facebook. button.

How to delete a photo from a post

  1. Log into Facebook and browse to the post that contains the photo you'd like to delete.
  2. Move your mouse cursor over the post and click The menu selector on a Facebook post. in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Edit Post from the drop-down menu that appears.

The Edit Post selector on Facebook.

  1. Move your mouse cursor over the picture. Click the X button in the upper-right corner of the picture, then click the Save button.

An image that shows users how to delete an image from a Facebook post.

How to delete a video

  1. Open Facebook and click the link to your profile at the top of the screen.
  2. On your profile page, in the top section, click More.

The more selector on Facebook.

  1. At the top of the drop-down menu that appears, select Videos.

The videos selector on Facebook.

  1. Move your mouse cursor over the video you'd like to delete, click the The edit or remove button on Facebook. button, and select Delete video.

The selector to delete a video from Facebook.

  1. In the prompt that appears, click the The confirm button on Facebook. button.