How to Delete a Facebook Account

Mar 22, 2018 - 13 Comments

How to delete a Facebook account

Facebook may be the worlds largest social network, but it’s also no stranger to controversy. Whether you’re just tired of Facebook, or even just tired of hearing about the never ending various controversies and how they may impact you, one simple solution is to delete your Facebook account.

Deleting a Facebook account is permanent and irreversible. Once you delete a Facebook account, that’s it, there’s no more Facebook for you, and all related photos, posts, messages, and other data will no longer be available to you – unless you sign up again of course.


Though the process of permanently deleting a Facebook account can be initiated rather easily, the option to do so isn’t found in any settings or options on the site or within the Facebook app, instead it’s found in a “Help” section on their website.

So, you’ve had enough of Facebook? Then here’s how to ditch your account for good.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account, Permanently

Before deleting your Facebook account, you might want to download a copy of your personal data that was stored on the Site. You can find Facebooks instructions to download your Facebook data here if interested. If you don’t download your personal data, then it will not be available to you after you have deleted the account.

  1. Open any web browser and go to the Facebook “delete account” page found here
  2. Click on the “Delete Account” button
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  4. Authenticate with your Facebook account login and password, and confirm with the CAPTCHA and then click “OK”
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  6. Confirm that you want to delete the Facebook account

Once you say goodbye to your Facebook account, it will take up to a few weeks to completely delete the account for some reason. Don’t try to log back in during that time otherwise the account will reactivate apparently.

And that’s it, once deleted you’ll no longer have a Facebook account. You’ll now have to use homing pigeons, smoke signals, and morse code to have a conversation with your friends and family, or just pick up the phone and make a call or send a text message… whatever works for you.

Next you’ll probably want to uninstall the Facebook app from your iPhone or iPad so that it’s not sitting around taking up storage space, or tempting you with its presence.

And if you’re just deciding to ditch social media in general, you can delete your Snapchat account and delete your Instagram account too while you’re at it!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Tips & Tricks

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  1. Paulo says:

    A casa está caindo para o sr. Mark e Facebook 😂

  2. JoTaPe says:

    What about Whatsapp which shares our data with its mother company : Facebook ?

  3. KCLeo says:

    the link to delete a Snapchat account is bad.

  4. John Zehr says:

    Interesting. I tried to post the link to this article on Facebook and it wouldn’t let me. ;-)

  5. FarmerBob says:

    The manner that is shown above is the too easy “retrievable” version and one of two that is available. If you “delete” your account and can regain it by signing up again, that’s not deleting it as you may intend. If “really” Deleted/Canceled, your account will not be retrievable by signing back up, The “for Real” version you have to jump through many hoops (hell) designed to discourage you from leaving. Only then will your account be truly gone. But not until you go full bore.

    • FarmerBob says:

      P.S.
      You’ll want to get rid of Snapchat also. Facebook owns them and it’s just as hard to leave.

      But then if you set up your account as I did, if they do harvest any info it’s all unusable to them.

  6. Samantha Boyd says:

    This is not true. I have delete several facebook accounts just for me to still them on Facebook

  7. Lee says:

    Finally a link to actually delete the rubbish bubble creating spy mechanism that is facebook

  8. Theresa Hoffman says:

    I want to delete my face book but i am afraid that i can’t get back on it i need help.

  9. Jeff Moore says:

    FYI – facebook is blocking this from being posted.

    Here is the fb message:

    Action Blocked
    Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it’s spam. Please try a different post.
    If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.

  10. Jeff Moore says:

    To whom it may concern,

    FYI – facebook is blocking this from being posted.

    Here is the fb message:

    Action Blocked
    Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it’s spam. Please try a different post.
    If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.

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