Delete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone App

Delete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone App

Delete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone App

While updating from my Android, the chances of error increase due to the smaller keyboard and auto correct features. Previously, if I made a mistake while updating a status, I had to log in using my laptop to delete it. However, yesterday, I accidentally discovered the almost invisible remove button in the Facebook app for Android that allows me to delete status updates right on the mobile interface. I don’t know for how long this feature has been available, but it can save you from embarrassment. Let’s see how you can delete Facebook status updates directly from Android.

Deleting a Facebook Status on Android

On Facebook for Android, you can hide or delete a status update. To delete a status update, locate it on your news feed. Rather than long-pressing the update, swipe your thumb from left to right on the status update. This action will reveal a small “Remove” button on the status. Press the button to delete the update.

Delete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone AppDelete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone App

Editor’s Note: The trick works if you want to delete a comment on your status update or delete your own comment on your or someone else’s status.

If you don’t want to delete the status update but just want to hide it from the timeline, swipe on the update in timeline view. After swiping, you will see the Hide from Timeline option along with the Delete Post option.

Delete a Facebook Status Update on its Android or iPhone App

The trick works for Facebook touch website on mobile browsers, including iPhone. No need to go to a computer to delete a Facebook update. You can do it from your smartphone.

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