Search for and remove undesirable contents from your Facebook account

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 15, 2013
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Companies, Facebook

Most Facebook users have been on the social networking site for quite a while. While some may not have had any changes in their life in that time, others may have graduated, changed jobs, or moved to another location while they have been a member of Facebook.

This sometimes means a change in what you reveal about yourself on the social networking site and what you prefer not to be revealed any longer. If you are looking for a job currently, you may want to change some of the posts that you have made during your college years for instance. While you can browse all the posts you made manually on Facebook, it may take you a long time going through all of them depending on how active you are on the social networking site.

SimpleWash is a free online service that taps right into your Facebook account to find inappropriate contents for you. You can sign in using your Facebook account on the front page of the service - note that it supports Twitter as well - to get started right away.

You have two options from here on out. You can either click on the start washing button to search for words and phrases in a predefined list, or, use a custom search to find specific words that you have regularly used on the website. The custom list accepts multiple search terms separated by comma.

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Before you run the predefined list you may want to click on the settings button at the top and select the languages that you want included in the search. English is selected by default and you can add German, French, Italian and Spanish to the search as well.

All hits are sorted into categories on the left included photos, status updates, wall posts, fan pages and liked links. A click on any of the categories on the left displays all contents that match the entered query or the predefined word list.

A click on a hit opens it directly on Facebook where you can edit or delete it, or change its visibility.

SimpleWash helps you find undesirable contents associated with your Facebook account. It is still up to you to make changes to those contents directly on Facebook.


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  1. Zinc said on April 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Just another “free” app from a data-mining company that wants access to your Facebook and Twitter accounts…No THX…

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