How to Remove Quick Access on Facebook?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Remove Quick Access on Facebook?

Is the “Quick Access” feature on Facebook getting on your nerves, and you want to remove it? You’ve come to the right place!

I’ll explain how you can remove the “Quick Access” feature in three ways:

  1. Clear the Facebook searches
  2. Clear the Facebook cache from your phone settings
  3. Use Facebook Lite instead of the normal Facebook

It’s not difficult to remove this feature, but it may not work on all devices, depending on your phone. Read below for an in-depth guide on removing the “Quick Access” feature on Facebook!

Clear the Facebook Searches

The first solution is to clear the Facebook searches from the Facebook app. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Tap on the “Search” icon

Tap on the "Search" icon
Tap on the “Search” icon

Once you open Facebook on your mobile phone, find the “Search” icon in the top right corner. It looks like a magnifying glass, and it’s next to the “Messenger” icon.

Tap on it and continue with the guide.

2. Select “See All

Select "See All"
Select “See All

Once you tap on the “Search” icon, you’ll be taken to a page where you can search for people or various features on Facebook.

At the top of your “Recent searches” heading, you’ll see the “See all” button to the right. Tap on it and continue.

3. Select “Clear all

Select "Clear all"
Select “Clear all

After you tap on “See all“, you should see a list of all your past searches on Facebook. The “Clear all” button is in the top right corner; if you tap on it, it will clear away all recent searches.

But it also resets your “Quick Access” bar and no longer shows it. At least for the time being.

4. Confirm by selecting “Clear all

Confirm by selecting "Clear all"
Confirm by selecting “Clear all

Once you tap on “Clear all“, Facebook will ask you to confirm, saying that this will remove all your search history on all your devices. And you can’t undo this.

Confirm by tapping on “Clear all‘ again!

Clear the Facebook Cache

Another way to remove the “Quick Access” feature from Facebook is to clear the cache from your mobile phone’s settings.

Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Open your phone settings

Open your phone settings
Open your phone settings

To clear your Facebook cache, you need to go to Settings – Apps – Facebook – Clear cache. So, the first step is opening your phone settings.

Look for the Gear icon in your app list, then select it.

2. Go to “Apps

Go to "Apps"
Go to “Apps

The next step is scrolling down your phone settings and selecting “Apps” when you find it. It should be right about in the middle of the settings menu.

3. Search for Facebook

Search for Facebook
Search for Facebook

Once you tap on the “Apps” option, you should be on your app list. If there’s an intermediary step, select the “App list” or “App management” option. That’ll take you to the app list.

Once you’re there, search for Facebook and select it.

4. Go to “Storage Usage

Go to "Storage Usage"
Go to “Storage Usage

Next, you should find the “Storage usage” option and tap on it. If there is no such option, then find the “Clear cache” option and select it.

There’s an intermediary step on my phone, so I’ll get through that first.

5. Tap on “Clear cache

Tap on "Clear cache"
Tap on “Clear cache

Once you’re in the “Storage usage” menu, look for the “Clear cache” button and tap on it. You may or may not need to confirm this action.

If requested, confirm the action by selecting “Clear cache” again. This should remove the “Quick Access” menu from your Facebook app.

If the two solutions above don’t work, you only have one solution left.

Use Facebook Lite

The “Quick Access” menu only appears on the normal Facebook app. It’s absent on the Facebook Lite app, so if you don’t want that feature, use Facebook Lite.

Follow the steps below to download Facebook Lite:

1. Go to “Play Store

Go to "Play Store"
Go to “Play Store

The first step – open the Play Store. Facebook Lite will be on your Play Store. It should be in your app list, and you’ve surely used it until now.

2. Find Facebook Lite and install it

Find Facebook Lite and install it
Find Facebook Lite and install it

Once you open the Play Store, search for Facebook lite and tap on the “Install” button. This will install the app on your phone, and you can use it immediately.

You’ll also notice that there’s no “Quick Access” menu!


To summarize, you can remove the “Quick Access” menu on Facebook by using one of the three solutions below:

  • Clear the Facebook searches
  • Clear the Facebook cache from your phone settings
  • Use Facebook Lite instead of the normal Facebook

Your safest option is using Facebook Lite instead of the normal Facebook app. The first two solutions are temporary, unfortunately.

However, Facebook Lite will never have the “Quick Access‘ feature!

If you have questions about the “Quick Access” option or Facebook Lite, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!

What’s the difference between Facebook and Facebook Lite?

If you’re considering using Facebook Lite, you might wonder how it’s different from the regular Facebook app.

Here are the main differences between Facebook and Facebook Lite:

– Facebook Lite has 1.59MB, whereas Facebook has 57MB in size
– Facebook Lite uses less RAM and CPU power
– Facebook Lite works on older phone models
– Facebook Lite uses less mobile data
– Facebook Lite loads and functions faster

There aren’t too many differences between Facebook and Facebook lite other than functionality and better ease of use for the latter.

You also don’t get the “Quick Access” feature if that bothers you. There aren’t as many user complaints about Facebook lite either.

It seems the app functions better than the normal Facebook and loads faster, leading to a better overall experience.

What is quick access on Facebook?

Quick Access” was recently released by Facebook as a feature that helps you use Facebook faster.

The feature appears in the “Searches” menu after you tap the magnifying glass icon, showing you the most used functions, features, and pages.

The menu is specific to every user and changes based on your interactions with Facebook.

For instance, if you use “Marketplace“, “Dating,” and the “Live Video” features a lot, they will appear in the “Quick Access” menu.

Other users may use different features and pages, so they’ll receive different recommendations on their “Quick Access” menu.

You don’t need to use this feature, though. However, there’s no direct way to disable it. Facebook hasn’t implemented one yet.

If you want to remove it, the best solution is to use Facebook Lite!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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