If you have had enough of your Facebook account, the social network offers you the option to either deactivate or permanently delete your account. This article will explain how to permanently delete a Facebook account. It will also provide a quick tip on how to reactivate your account, if it has been previously deactivated.
How To Deactivate Your Facebook Account
Deactivating your Facebook account is a partial way to step back from the community, without destroying all of the information contained in your account. If you wish to do the latter, please see below for information on permanent account deletion
To deactivate your Facebook account, click the arrow in the top-right corner and select Settings
On the lefthand side, click General
> Manage Account
> Deactivate your account
What Happens if You Deactivate Your Facebook Account
Concretely, Facebook will hold onto your information so that all you will need to do is log in to reactivate your account. While messages that you have previously sent will remain visible to their recipients, other Facebook users will not be able to search your profile or contact you on the platform.
The Facebook account will remain deactivated for 14 days. If you log in with your credentials during these 14 days, the deletion process will be cancelled.
You may find that in your time away from Facebook, you will discover other hobbies and, even, enjoy doing nothing at all in your free time.
Reactivate a Facebook Account
Once a Facebook account is deleted, you'll be given as long as you want to reactivate your account. It will not be permanently deleted unless you officially request it to be.
To reactivate your Facebook account, simply sign in to Facebook using your email address and password or use your Facebook login info to connect somewhere else. The account activity will be sufficient to reactivate your account.
Permanently Delete a Facebook Account
Permanently deleting your account is the way that you may remove your account and all of your information from the platform, for good.
To get started, go to the following link
, which gives you direct access to the account deletion form. Upon opening the link, you will receive the following message:
Click Delete My Account
. You will then be required to enter your password and a capcha:
Then, select Ok
to finish the process.
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