Delete or Deactivate a Facebook account
There are two methods to get rid of your Facebook account:
What does deactivating account mean?
When you deactivate your facebook account, it gets freeze which means people can’t see your Facebook profile or search for you facebook do save your information in case you wish to re-use your facebook account, so when you reactive your account all your data will be back as it was used to be.
What does Deleting facebook account mean?
Deleting a Facebook account means all your information and data will be removed permanently when you ask you deletion your facebook account.
But, when you request facebook to delete an account, it delays your request for a period in case you change your mind if within this period you login into your facebook account your deletion request will get canceled.
And, if you can’t log in to your Facebook account, that means your request has deleted it.
Few things remain there even after deletion of the account such as messages you have sent to others.
Deactivating a Facebook account for a while is used when you need a break from it, but where deleting is permanent which should be re-think carefully.
How to deactivate Facebook account
Deactivate a Facebook account, with four simple steps:
- Click on ‘Down arrow’ at the top right of Facebook.
- Select ‘Settings’
- Choose ‘General.’
- Click on ‘Manage account.’
- Click on ‘Deactivate your account.’
- Select the reason of deactivation.
- Click on Deactivate.
- Click on Deactivate Now.
Note if you’ll not select a reason for deletion, the account will not get deactivated.
To reactivate your account after deactivating it, log into Facebook using your email/username/number and password.
How to delete Facebook account
Rember deleting your Facebook account will delete your account permanently, make sure it’s something you want to do.
Click on this link ‘Delete my Facebook page.‘
How to download Facebook data before deleting facebook account:
- Click on ‘down arrow’ at the top right.
- Click on ‘Download a copy of your Facebook data’ at the bottom.
- Choose ‘Start My Archive’
This method will download your Facebook data.