While editing allows you to change a submitted update, clearing will completely remove all text from the Update. You will no longer be able to access your previous submission, so please be sure that you intend to remove this update before clearing it.
In order to delete an update, follow the following steps.
Step 1: Navigate to People > Your Profile > Updates and click on the desired Update.
Step 2: Click on the Delete button.
Step 3: A confirmation message will appear—select Clear to confirm.
Next step, resubmit your Update.