How to Delete your Facebook Account Permanently


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How to Delete your Facebook Account

Have you decided to cut the cord with Facebook? Wondering how to delete your account?

Well, before we get started, make sure you want to permanently delete your Facebook account. If you just want to take a break without deleting your account, you can deactivate it instead.

So, what is the difference between deactivating and deleting a Facebook account?

In short, when you deactivate a Facebook account, it disappears immediately from Facebook and no one can see it. But the best thing is that you can reactivate it easily at any time you want by simply logging in with your email and password. What's more, there is no limit to the number of times you can deactivate and reactivate it.

Unlike deactivating, when you delete a Facebook account, it will first be deactivated for 14 days, then it will be permanently deleted.

Are you ready? Let's get started!

How to Delete your Facebook Account Permanently?

First of all, let me show you how to deactivate your Facebook account temporarily.

How to Deactivate a Facebook Account Temporarily?

Step 1: Sign into your account, then click the down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page and choose Settings.

Facebook Settings

Step 2: In the General section, click Manage Account, then scroll down and click on Deactivate your account link.

Deactivate Your Account

Step 3: Choose a reason for leaving by ticking the the box beside to one of those choices. You can also add a further explanation next to Please explain further if you like, then press the Deactivate button.

Deactivate Facebook

Now, Before you delete your Facebook account, you may need to download a copy of your Facebook data, just in case if you would like to use your files such as photos, videos in any other social media platform.

To do so, go to your account settings by clicking the down arrow beside the question mark at the top right of any Facebook page. Once you're in your Facebook account settings, click the link that says Download a copy of your Facebook data, then follow the instruction.

Download a Copy of your Facebook data

Once you have finished downloading your data, let's end the job.

How to Delete a Facebook Account Permanently?

Step 2: Click Delete My Account button.

Delete My Account

Step 3: Enter your password and fill in the captcha code. Once done, click OK.

Enter fb password & captcha

Step 4: Click OK once more.

Facebook Deactivation

That's it! After taking the steps to delete your Facebook account, it will first be deactivated for 14 days, then it will be permanently deleted. Remember "Do not login to your account during those 14 days".

But, if you change your mind, you can cancel the deletion request before the 14 days ends.

Step 1: To do so, enter your login and password as usual.

Step 2: Click the Cancel deletion button.

Video Tutorial: How To Delete Your Facebook Account Permanently