You recently watched a reel on Facebook, and the same has been revolving in your head for a long time. The reel you watched was funny and engaging, and you want to watch it again, share it as a story or share it with your loved ones.
Now you are wondering if there is a way to see recently watched reels on Facebook.
In this article, you will find how to see recently watched, liked, or saved reels on Facebook.
How To See Recently Watched Reels on Facebook
To see recently watched reels on Facebook, you need to save or like them. Open the Facebook app, tap the Menu option on the bottom right, select Reels, tap your profile picture on the top right, and finally, tap the View saved option.
Unfortunately, seeing recently watched reels on Facebook is not that easy.
If you watched a reel on Facebook and did not like it or save it, it is impossible to see the same reel again.
On the other hand, if you have liked, reacted to, commented on, or saved a particular reel video, you can easily see it again by following the steps below.
Many people forget to like or save reel videos on Facebook. Since they haven’t done either of the actions, it becomes impossible for them to view it again in the future.
The one thing I recommend when viewing a reel on Facebook is that you should either like it or save it to your saved reels collection.
This way, you can easily see all the recently watched reels on Facebook by visiting liked reel section or the saved reels section on the Facebook app.
As you know, you can see recently watched reels on Facebook if you have liked or saved them. If not, you are out of luck.
How To Find Saved Reels On Facebook
First, let’s see how to find saved reels on Facebook.
Every time you watch a reel on Facebook, you can save the reel to your saved reels section.
To save a reel, you must tap the three dots icon on the bottom right corner of the screen and tap Save reel. If you have done this in the past, it’s straightforward to see the collection of all the saved reels on Facebook.
Follow the steps below to find all the saved reels on your Facebook account.
Open the Facebook app.
Tap the Menu option on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Scroll down and tap on the Reels option under All shortcuts.
Now Facebook reels section will open up.
Tap your profile picture on the top right corner of the screen once.
It will take you to your reels’ profile on the Facebook app. Under the reels option, you need to tap the Saved reels button.
Now you will find all your saved reels on this page. Tapping on any particular reel will start playing it immediately.
Find Saved Reels On Facebook On Desktop
If you use the Facebook desktop site, you can still find all your saved reels.
All the reels you watch on the Facebook app and the website are syced. So it doesn’t matter from which device you watched the reel. You can find it on desktop and mobile.
Follow the steps below to find saved reels on Facebook on the desktop site.
Visit facebook.com and log into your account. From the options on the left side, click ‘Saved‘.
Click the Filter icon on the left side. From the drop-down menu, select Reels. The page will now list all the saved reels in chronological order.
The reel that you saved recently appears at the top, and as you go down, you will find all the reels you saved in the past.
How To Find Liked Reels on Facebook
Not everyone saves every reel they watch. But the majority of people like the reel video if they find it funny or engaging.
It is very simple if you have liked a particular reel on Facebook and want to watch it again.
Facebook keeps track of all the reels you liked in the past.
Follow the steps below to find liked reels on the Facebook app easily.
Open the Facebook app.
Tap the Menu button on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Tap your profile picture on the top right corner.
Scroll down and tape ‘Liked‘ the button under Reels option. It will now show you the entire list of reels that you have liked on your Facebook account.
Tapping on the reel cover will start playing it immediately.
Now that you have access to the recently watched reels on Facebook, you may share it with your loved ones or watch it again and have fun.
Do note that you won’t be able to find the reel if the uploader has made it private or a draft. You may see your draft reels on Instagram but can’t view others’.
Find Liked Reels on Facebook Desktop Site
If you use Facebook on your desktop to watch reels, follow the steps below to find liked reels.
Visit facebook.com and log into your account.
Click on your Facebook profile picture on the top right.
On the drop-down that appears, click Settings and privacy.
Click Activity log.
On the sidebar on the left side, expand Interactions and select Likes and Reactions.
Now you will find all the reels you liked on Facebook.
Just tap the Reels cover to view it again.
Another Way To Find Liked Reels on Facebook
There is yet another way to find all the liked reels on Facebook.
If the first method doesn’t get it right, you may follow the steps below to find liked reels.
Open the Facebook app. Tap the Menu option on the bottom right. Tap Settings & Privacy.
Tap the Privacy shortcut.
Scroll down and tap See your activity log.
Expand the Interactions accordion to and tap Likes and reactions.
Facebook will now list all the posts and reels which you have liked or reacted to in the past.
Scroll through the list of liked items and find the particular reel that you want to watch again.
Tap the three dots icon right next to the Reels cover and tap the View button.
Can I Search For Reels on Facebook
Unfortunately, you cannot search for reels on Facebook. Although Facebook allows you to search for videos on the platform, you cannot search for reels.
The algorithm recommends Reels on Facebook based on the user’s interest.
You may search and find any videos on Facebook but not reels.
How To Not Miss Any Reels In The Future
Many people watch reels and have fun, but they forget to like or save the reel.
After a few days, they think about the same reel again and want to watch it or share it with someone. But since they haven’t liked or saved the reel, it becomes impossible to find it again.
To avoid this happening the next time, you need to either like or save the reels whenever you find them interesting or funny.
While watching a reel, tap the like button to like it. You may even double-tap anywhere on the screen to like it.
Similarly, to save a reel to your saved reels collection, tab the three dots icon from the bottom right corner of the screen and tap the Save reels icon.
Now the reel will be saved to your Saved reels section. You can visit the Saved section and find this reel anytime.
Now that you have found the recently watched, liked, or saved reels, you may watch them again or share them with anyone on WhatsApp or Instagram.
The next time when you watch an exciting reel on Facebook, make sure you either like it or save it to your saved collection. This way, it becomes easier for you to find those reels in the future.