How to Find Notes on Facebook

Facebook Notes was a handy feature that allowed users to write and publish long-form content directly on the platform. While Facebook discontinued the ability to create new notes in October 2020, your previously published notes are still accessible. In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps to find and access your old Facebook notes across desktop and mobile.

How to Find Notes on Facebook

Why Were Facebook Notes Discontinued?

In 2020, Facebook announced that they were removing the Notes feature as part of a strategic shift away from hosting long-form content directly on the platform. The official statement read:

Creating and editing notes will be unavailable after October 31. We know your posts are important, so any published notes will stay published on your timeline. However, any unpublished drafts will be deleted.

Facebook decided to discontinue the use of notes because of security concerns, especially related to phishing campaigns targeting page admins. This feature was also being misused by bad actors, promoting Facebook to take action and sunset it.

By discontinuing the note feature, it aimed to address security vulnerabilities and shift its focus to other features that provided a safer experience for users.

How to Find Old Facebook Notes on Desktop

Even though you can no longer create new Facebook notes, your previously published notes are still available to view and access. Here are the steps to find your old notes on your PC:

  1. Open Facebook and click on your profile picture.
  2. Click on More and select Notes.
    This will take you to a page displaying all your published Facebook notes.
  3. Click on any note to view it.

Click on More

If you don’t see the Notes option under More, it means you never published any notes previously. You can also try an alternative method:

  1. Go to
    This will show any notes you’ve published, both on your profile and any you’re subscribed to from others.
  2. Click on any note from the list to view it.

How to Find Notes on the Facebook Mobile App

The process for accessing old notes is slightly different on the Facebook mobile app:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the three-line menu icon.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Notes.
    You’ll see a list of any notes you’ve previously published.
  3. Tap on note.

tap on three line menu

If you don’t see the Notes option in the menu, it likely means you never published any notes before they were discontinued.

How to Export or Save Facebook Notes

Since the Notes feature could be removed entirely by Facebook at any point, it’s a good idea to export or save any notes you want to keep permanently. There are a few options:

  1. Take screenshots of each note.
  2. Copy and paste the note text into a document.
  3. Request to download a copy of your Facebook data, including notes.

To download a copy of your data, including notes:

  1. Open Facebook then tap on hamburger icon.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy then tap on Settings.
  3. Tap on Download your information. Next, tap on Continue.
  4. Tap on Download or transfer information then tap on your account.
  5. Tap on Next then tap on Specific types of information.
  6. Select Notes then tap on Next.
  7. Select Download to device and tap on Next.
  8. Select All time from the Date range menu. Next, tap on Create files.
  9. Lastly, tap on Download.

tap on Create files

Facebook will now prepare a file containing your notes and other selected data for you to download. Once downloaded, you can save a local copy of your notes wherever you’d like.

Best Alternatives to Facebook Notes

With Facebook Notes being discontinued, you may want to find an alternative platform for publishing long-form content. Here are some good options to consider:

  • Medium
  • Evernote
  • Substack

Also Read: How to Get and Use Notes on Instagram on Android and iPhone (2024)

So, this is how you can find Notes on Facebook. If you have any queries or suggestions, let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to TechCult for more such guides.

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