If you decide that you no longer want to use Facebook, it's easy to deactivate your account. When you deactivate your account, you're hiding all of your information on Facebook. No one will be able to contact you on Facebook or view the things you've shared, including your Timeline, status updates, and photos. If you decide that you'd like to return to Facebook, you'll still be able to reactivate your account and recover your old information.
To delete your Facebook account, follow this link to the Delete My Account page. If you'd like to save photos and posts from your account, click Download Info. Then click Delete Account.
Before completing the process, Facebook asks the question \\\"Are you sure you want to deactivate your account\\\" and displays pictures of a few friends, captioned with the lines \\\"[Friend's name here] will miss you.\\\"
In a blog post Monday, editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan said that while doing a \\\"how do I\\\" search on Google he noticed that \\\"how do I delete my facebook account\\\" was one of the top suggested search topics.
Facebook gives users the option to deactivate or delete their accounts, though listed under \\\"Account Settings,\\\" the deactivate option is much easier to locate. To find the delete option, users have to search for the option in the site's \\\"Help Center.\\\"
But if a Facebook user really wants to make the separation permanent, she can choose to delete the account altogether. If a user goes to the \\\"Help Center\\\" and searches for \\\"delete account,\\\" she is directed to a link that lets her send a deletion request to Facebook.
\\\"One concern at this point is that Facebook can do so many changes that eventually people get fed up and delete their accounts, or at least stop using the site regularly,\\\" he said. But \\\"that's always a concern but it hasn't happened yet.\\\"
To fully separate from Facebook, deleting your account is the only answer. Deleting it also severs ties to Facebook Messenger, the platform's chat app. (If you want to also get rid of Instagram and WhatsApp, which are Facebook properties, you'll have to do that separately.) We'll explain some things you'll need to consider before going through the process, which requires time and patience.
The first step is to delete the app from your smartphone or tablet. Remember that deleting the Facebook app doesn't delete your account -- you can still access it from the browser and other apps might still use Facebook as a login.
Remember, when you delete your Facebook account, your Messenger access goes with it. Meaning, if you have people you frequently talk to on Messenger, you'll need to let them know your plans and figure out another app or messaging service to use to stay in touch.
Take the same approach with your Facebook friends in general. Post a status a few days before you plan on deleting your account, and ask that anyone who wants to keep in touch send a message with their contact info.
Facebook will give you a list of tasks and things to consider before deleting your account. For example, you'll be advised to download all of your information, or if you're the sole admin of a Facebook Page, you'll be asked to grant another account admin privileges. Otherwise, the page will be deleted alongside your account.
Facebook will take up to 90 days to delete all of your account data from its servers. For the first 30 days of that period, you can still sign in and cancel your deletion request. Your account will be restored and it'll be like you never left. For better or worse.
\"Deactivation\" is not the same as leaving Facebook. Yes, your timeline will disappear, you won't have access to the site or your account via mobile apps, friends can't post or contact you, and you'll lose access to all those third-party services that use (or require) Facebook for login. But Facebook does not delete the account. Why So you can reactivate(Opens in a new window) it later. It says it right there as you deactivate: \"This can be temporary.\"
To fully delete your Facebook account forever, go to facebook.com/help/delete_account(Opens in a new window). Just be aware that, per the Facebook data use policy(Opens in a new window), \"after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.\"
You can't delete someone else's account without being able to sign on as them. But, you can get others kicked off. Underage kids in particular, since Facebook bans kids under 13 to comply with federal law(Opens in a new window).
To notify Facebook about a user under 13, report the account(Opens in a new window), you narc. If Facebook can \"reasonably verify\" the account is used by someone underage it will delete the account instantly, without informing anyone.
Deleting your Facebook will delete all of your account information and remove your ability to log in to the service. No photos, friends, messages, status updates, etc. According to Facebook, once your account permanently deletes, there is no way to restore your account or your data. With that in mind, please move forward reading all large and fine print.
Hi steve, i delete my facebook account my 14 days grace period is going it going to finished on january 25th. after the complete deletion can i get the username for new account. because i am drop to time line i hate that that is why i delete my account and i want the same username so please let me know that all way to get back my facebook username.thanks
If someone else maliciously deleted your account, or you change your mind, you can recover. Also, do you think that they don't have redundancy on their systems to avoid data loss There are valid reasons to build a system such that bulk deletes happen on a staggered basis and not on demand.
I do agree with you tho regarding bulk deletes of accounts. With 300+ million accounts, depending on how many accounts are deleted (I'm going to guess not many since it's so hard to find the delete link) that's probably something you want to batch delete.
I actually deleted my account with above mentioned method couple of months ago. Then waited patiently for 2 weeks.During those 2 weeks I got more then average requests/newsletters from facebook in my mail as compared to earlier.However, my account got deleted after 2 weeks. I verified this by trying to log in with original email/password and it refused to let me in.
I have tried to delete Facebook for ever and a day, the more i try, the more it keeps me busy trying to get read of it. Dose that make sence I hate facebook to where i never want in my life again. Please can you help
they seem to have made it a little easier to find the link to delete the account. i cant tell you where it is now, because if i go back there to try to find it again, my account will be reactivated. but i remember not having too much trouble finding it.
Tip: Of course there are usually issues with application sites, forms, and web browsers. The Facebook form submit button did not work with Firefox 3.6, but did successfully submit with IE8. (I just deleted an account and had to go thru IE in this case).
Pietro I think your suggestion should be followed by everyone who wants to delete his or her profile on facebook. Combining your insight with the link posted by pk below, I would say STEP ONE is to complete bugger your account, delete photos and untag photos and revise the demographic info, change your name if it lets you. THEN after a month or two to give google and other search engines a chance to forget the old fb data STEP TWO is to delete the account. This strikes me as something similar to a naval crew scuttling the ship before surrendering. 1e1e36bf2d