Reels were introduced on Facebook about a year after their launch on Instagram. Since visual content was gaining popularity on the platform, it made perfect sense for Meta to incorporate this feature into Facebook. After all, Facebook dominates the social media space with its massive user base. If a trend is popular on another platform, it’s likely to be a hit here too.
In less than two years, reels have become a major attraction on Facebook. And we’re not just making assumptions here; the stats speak for themselves.
In this article, we’ll discuss one important action — finding a reel that you recently watched. Stick with us to learn all about it.
How to Find Recently Watched Reels on Facebook?
Without further ado, let’s dive straight into the main topic: how can you find a reel that you recently watched on the platform?
Don’t worry; you’re not alone in this quest. Many of us spend hours scrolling through reels and come across some interesting ones along the way. The real question is, is there a way to go back to a specific reel?
Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t keep a log of all the reels you’ve recently watched. This is a common issue on both Facebook and Instagram.
To be able to find a reel you recently watched, you need to fulfill one of two conditions:
- If you’ve liked the reel.
- If you’ve saved the reel.
If you haven’t done either, your only hope is that the reel shows up in your Reels section again — that’s a possibility too!
To prevent this mishap from happening in the future, you should consider at least liking a reel that you might want to see again. It only takes a second, right?
Finding Saved and Liked Reels on Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide
Now that we’ve discussed the conditions for finding a recently watched reel, let us guide you through the process.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Facebook mobile app on your smartphone.
From the Home tab, navigate to the bottom-most bar of your screen.
You’ll find six icons arranged horizontally. The one at the right-most corner, with a hamburger icon, represents the Menu. Tap on it.
Step 2: You’ll be taken to the All Shortcuts tab.
Look for the Reels section, which is represented by a yellow-orange video icon. Give it a tap.
Step 3: You’ll now be in the Reels section, with the first reel playing on your screen.
In the top-right corner, you’ll notice a small thumbnail of your profile picture. Tap on it.
Step 4: The next tab you’re taken to will display “XYZ’s Reels” at the top (XYZ refers to your Facebook username).
Step 5: Just below your name and profile picture thumbnail, you’ll find a grey button labeled “View saved.”
Tap on this button to access all your saved reels.
If you didn’t save the reel you’re looking for but happened to like it, check below the “View saved” button. There will be two tabs displayed:
- My reels
- Liked reels
You can find what you’re looking for in the latter section.
We hope you’ve successfully found that precious reel you thought you had lost forever.
How to Find the Reel Audios You Saved on Facebook?
If you were paying attention to the process mentioned above, you may have noticed a separate tab for “Saved audio” next to “Saved reels.”
However, some users have complained about not being able to find their saved reel audio in that location. If you’re one of them and struggling to access those extraordinary audios for your next reel, we’re here to help.
Facebook has provided users with an alternative path to finding their saved reel audios. Follow this step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Launch the Facebook mobile app on your device.
From the Home tab, you’ll see the “What’s on your mind?” section at the top of the bar.
It should have a thumbnail of your profile picture in the left corner. Tap on it to go to your profile.