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Find Your Facebook Notes

Can’t find your Facebook Notes? Facebook officially deprecated the Notes feature in late 2020, but left legacy Notes content in user feeds. This means you can’t create new FB Notes, edit them, or even find them easily, but don’t despair. At least for now, there appears to be a complex but effective way to find all your Facebook Notes.

However, there is no way to know how long this workaround will remain in place. I would strongly suggest you download all your Notes and save them somewhere else, if they are things you want to hold onto.

Find Your Facebook Notes

Because Facebook has preserved Notes as content in your feed, and not changed their content type, notes all remain in their system under the following URL:[note-id]/

However, unless you know your note’s ID, a long number, this isn’t very helpful. So, let’s find your Facebook notes. Keep in mind that these instructions are for the desktop, and might not be exactly the same on your mobile device.

Shortcut: If you don’t want to go through all the steps, I think you can just enter the following URL, scroll down, and then skip to Step 5:

But here are all the steps if that doesn’t work:

Step 1: Go to Setting & Privacy under your “Account” Menu

This will take your General Account Settings page. You can also go directly to this page by URL:

However you get there, it should look something like this:

Step 2: Click on “Your Facebook Information” (Left Column)

This link is highlighted in the image above, and should take you to the Your Facebook Information Page.

Which looks like this:

Step 3: Click on “View” by “Access Your Information”

This link is highlighted above, and should take you to the Access Your Information page at this URL:

And you should see something like this:

Step 4: Click on “Your Activity Across Facebook”

This is highlighted above, and should take you to the Your Activity Across Facebook Page, as shown below, at this URL:

But you’ll have to scroll down to see the Notes link:

Step 5: Click on “Notes”

This is highlighted above, and should take you to your Activity Log with notes selected via a weird URL:[your-user-name]/allactivity?category_key=notecluster&privacy_source=access_hub&entry_point=ayi_hub

Which is useless. Anyway, you should see a list of your notes in the left column:

Step 6: Click on the Note you Want to See

I had only one to show, and it came up like this:

Or, at least, it should have. For some reason, Notes don’t seem to load right away and you often get this error message:

So, just click on “Reload Page” until it…reloads.

Step 7: Download Facebook Notes You Want to Keep

Again, there’s no way to know how long this workaround will last, so download all notes you want to keep.

Hope that helps!


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