How to Watch Recently Watched Videos on Facebook App

  • By Farrukh Mushtaq

    Farrukh Mushtaq

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    Farrukh Mushtaq, a digital marketer at PureSquare, possesses a keen interest in cybersecurity and enjoys writing about it. With several years of experience in the digital marketing industry, he brings expertise and passion to his work.

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  • 24 April 2024
  • 7 mins read

Have you ever looked through Facebook and gotten lost in a video loop, only to forget which informative documentary you were watching? You are not alone. 

The Facebook app saves your scroll history so you can easily rewatch amusing or educational videos with a few taps. 

This guide will walk you through the process of finding your recently watched videos on the Facebook app, allowing you to continue right where you left off.

Top Ways to Watch Recently Watched Videos on Facebook App

Because of the large amount of content available on Facebook, it can be difficult to find a video you've just watched. Whether you were watching an insightful video on losing weight or a stand-up comedy clip, Facebook's built-in tools help retrieve your watch history. Here's how:

Use the Activity Log

Your Activity Log tells you which Facebook video you should watch again. You can access all of your recently watched videos by doing this:

Step 1: Launch the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device.

Step 2: Tap on the three lines in the top right corner.

Step 3: Go to your profile by tapping your name at the top of the page.

Step 4: Choose the three dots under your profile photo.

Step 5: Select Activity log from the list of options.

Step 6: Find Logged Actions and Videos Watched.

Step 7: Tap Videos Watched from the list mentioned at the top of the menu.

Step 8: Go to Filters, then Categories.

Step 9: Choose videos that you have watched.

This is all there is to it. Go down to see all of the videos you have lately watched on Facebook.

Check the Watch Section

For iOS device users who frequently use the Facebook Watch feature, there is a simple way to review your watched history.

Step 1: Launch the Facebook app on your iOS device.

Step 2: Tap on the Watch icon.

Step 3: Once there, go to your profile under the Watch tab. This will bring up the choice for your watch history.

Step 4: When you select the History option, a library of your video track appears, including each Reel and clip you have paused to watch.

While Facebook has built-in means for accessing your watch history, you should be careful about sharing too much information with Facebook. Social media platforms are notorious about using your information to create buyer personas and run targeted ads based on your interests. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I watch previously watched videos on the Facebook app?


    Tap your profile name. Select the three dots next to the View Tools option. Choose Activity Log. On the Activity Log page, move the available activities to the left and select Videos watched.

  • Is there a history of watching videos on Facebook?


    Yes, Facebook keeps your record of watched history. You can get access to your history by Scrolling down to the Your Facebook Information area and selecting Activity Log. Click the Filters and Categories tab, then Logged Actions and Other Activity, and finally Videos You've Watched. Then it will display a list of videos you've recently viewed.

  • Where does the Facebook app save video files?


    To easily find stored videos on Facebook with your phone, launch the Facebook app, hit the "hamburger" menu button, select Saved, and then Videos from the categories. This simple strategy ensures that you never lose sight of amusing or educational stuff you've saved to watch later.

  • How can I search Facebook Watch?


    From your Feed, select See More > Video from the left menu. From there, select Search Videos to find a specific show or video. Click Shows and scroll to browse by category.

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Manage Your Facebook Wisely!

It's easy to find those amazing videos you have previously watched on Facebook. The Facebook app allows you to examine your viewing history. 

You can either check your activity log and filter for "Videos Watched" or, if you mostly watch content from the Watch area, access your watch history straight from your profile within Watch. 

So, no more wondering which video piqued your interest; Facebook has you covered!