Delete Your Facebook Account

Deactivating your account temporarily
means you have the option to return to Facebook whenever you want. To do this:

1 Click the downward arrow at the top right of your Facebook page (after logging in).

2 Select "Settings"

3 Click "Security" in the left column

4 Choose "Deactivate your account", then follow the steps to confirm

If you deactivate your account your profile won’t be visible to other people on Facebook and people won’t be able to search for you, but some information, such as messages you sent to friends, may still be visible to others. If decide you'd like to go back to Facebook, you can reactivate your account at any time by logging in with your email and password. Your profile will be restored in its entirety.


To permanently delete your account:

If you don't think you'll use Facebook again, you can request to have your account permanently deleted. However, after an account has been deleted it won't be possible to reactivate your account or retrieve anything you've shared on your profile.

1 Click the downward arrow at the top right of your Facebook page

2 Select "Settings" and then go to:

3 Click on "Delete my account", then follow the steps to confirm. It may take up to 90 days for Facebook to delete all of the things you've posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems. While Facebook is deleting this information, it is inaccessible to other people using the social network.


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