How To Delete Your Facebook Account
Facebook actually provides two options: Deactivate and delete. Deactivating your account merely puts your information on temporary hiatus so you can take a breather without jumping ship. Deleting an account, however, permanently rids the site of your data. That information includes photo albums, likes, status updates, timeline info, and more.
Moreover, when you delete an account, there 8217;s no option for recovery. After 30 days, it will be like you were never there. You 8217;ll need to start over from scratch if you eventually return.
Here you can 8220;pause 8221; a Facebook account for however long you need. This method allows you to continue using Messenger. If you eventually return, however, you 8217;ll need access to the email address or phone number associated with your account. Here 8217;s how to deactivate your account:
Step 1: Click the down arrow button located next to the question mark icon on the navigation bar.
Step 2: Click the Settings option listed on the drop-down menu.
Step 3: The General Account Settings page opens by default. Click the Your Facebook Information option listed on the left.
Step 4: Click the Deactivation and Deletion option.
Step 5: On the following page, click the button next to Deactivate Account followed by the blue Continue to Account Deactivation button. Facebook prompts you for a password.
Step 6: Finally, Facebook requires a reason for deactivation. You can explain further if needed and opt out of future emails. Click the blue Deactivate button to finish.
That 8217;s it! Go on Facebook vacation and return whenever you want. Remember, you need access to the associated email address or phone number to reactivate your account.
There 8217;s always a moment of hesitation before you pull the trigger. We get it. You have an increasing wealth of content that began when you stumbled onto Facebook all those years ago. You have so many candid photos, messages, and more that speak highly (or not so much) about you as an individual. Facebook seemingly captured your digital soul.
With a local copy of your Facebook account in hand, you can now delete everything from Facebook.
Remember, once you sign off on your account deletion request, Facebook provides 30 days in which you can log in and immediately reactivate your account. While this may sound convenient should you change your mind during that 30-day window, it 8217;s not exactly convenient if you 8217;re trying to delete the account once and for all.
You downloaded all data and deleted all third-party ties with Facebook. Now it 8217;s time to say goodbye to Facebook and delete your account.
Again, there 8217;s no going back once the 30-day grace period expires, so make sure deleting your account is the right decision. Jot down those birthdays and ask your online friends for contact info outside of Facebook. Deleting your Facebook account doesn 8217;t have to mean you 8217;ll vanish without a trace.
Again, do not access Facebook using your desktop browser, mobile device or through any third-party app or service that 8217;s still actively using Facebook 8217;s credentials. Facebook will begin deleting your account after 30 days, though the process may take up to 90 days to permanently delete everything.
If you do log in accidentally within the 30-day grace period, however, repeat the deletion process and verify that you disconnected all third-party apps from Facebook.标签：