How to close Facebook profile: To try to stay in touch with your friends as much as possible, you have succumbed to temptation and you too, like many other users in the world, have created your account on Facebook. After a few days of use, however, you realized that most likely Mark Zuckerberg’s social network is not exactly what is right for you, which is why now you would like to understand how to close Facebook profile. How do you say? Is this exactly the case and would you like help to know how to proceed? Well, perfect, know you can count on me!
If you want to find out how to proceed, you simply have to follow the step-by-step instructions that I will provide you in the following lines. Before you can get alarmed and think about who knows what complicated operation you need to do, I want to reassure you right away: closing a Facebook profile is a very simple operation to implement and to do it you don’t need to be an expert in the use of social networks.
Having clarified this, if you are therefore interested in finding out which steps to take to close a Facebook profile, I invite you to take a few minutes of free time and concentrate on reading this tutorial. I’m sure you will eventually be ready to shout from the rooftops that closing Facebook was really very easy. Let it bet?
Before showing you how to close Facebook profile, I want to suggest you the implementation of some preliminary operations which in my opinion it is good to do to avoid losing valuable data during the process of deleting the account and to ensure that everything you have shared on the social network is no longer available by third parties.
To begin with, it is my intention to tell you what needs to be done to make a backup of your personal data on the social network. Backing up your data on Facebook can in fact be useful in order to always be able to access information, photos, posts and anything else you have chosen to make available on the social network up to this moment.
To download a backup of your data from Facebook, Click here to connect immediately to the main page of the social network, then fill in the appropriate forms located at the top right by typing theemail address or the telephone number with which you have chosen to register on the social network and the relative password. Once this is done, presses the green button Log in.
Now click the button (▾), located at the top right of the page, and then click on the items Settings and privacy> Settings in the menu that is shown to you. Next, go on Your information on Facebook> Download your information and put the check mark next to the options related to the data you want to download from the social network: Post, Photo evvideo, etc.
Then use the drop-down menus located at the top to choose thedate range to be included in the backup (you can choose to download all data or only those relating to a certain period of time), the format where to download the backup (HTML or JSON, with the first guaranteeing easier consultation of the downloaded information) and the quality of multimedia content to be included in the archive.
Once you have set all your preferences, click on the button Create file to start creating the backup. When the archive containing a copy of your Facebook data is ready you will get the link to download it directly via e-mail to the address you used to access the social network. Obviously, depending on the amount of data, the operation could take a long time, even more than a day (calm and chalk, listen to me!).
If you prefer to act from smartphone or tablet, start theofficial Facebook app on your device Android/iOS / iPadOS and go to the menu (≡)> Settings and privacy> Settings> Download your information. For the rest, the directions to follow are always the same.
Delete personal information
After backing up your data I suggest you delete all your data one by one present on the social network, in order to avoid leaving traces even after having closed the Facebook profile.
To delete your personal information from Facebook connected to your profile page and click on the button Information located under the cover photo. On the page that opens, select one by one all the items in the left sidebar (eg. Work and education, Places you’ve lived in, Contact and background information) and then presses on the voice Edit, on the icon depicting a pencil or, again, on the symbol (…) located next to the information you want to delete and select the item Delete or Remove in the opened menu.
Delete photos and videos
In addition to what I have already indicated to you also delete photos and videos it is advisable before starting the procedure to close Facebook profile.
To delete the photos go back to your profile page and click on the item Photo placed under the cover image. Then select the tab Album, open one by one the albums containing your photos and first click on the icon (…) placed at the top right and then on the item Delete album attached to the menu that appears to delete everything.
To delete individual photos, instead, select the icon of pencil present in the upper right corner of their thumbnails and click on the entry Delete the photo from the menu that opens.
Close Facebook profile temporarily
At this point you can finally take action and find out what needs to be done in order to close a Facebook profile. Currently it is possible to perform two different procedures to close Facebook profile. A procedure allows you to close your Facebook profile so temporary while the other so definitive. Let’s look at the first, which is reversible.
To temporarily deactivate the Facebook profile, connect to main page of the social network and log in to your account. Then click on the button (▾) at the top right, select the items Settings and privacy> Settings in the menu that opened and click on the item Your information on Facebook on the left.
Now, click on the item Deactivation and elimination located on the right of the page, check the option Deactivate account, click on the button Continue to deactivate the account located at the bottom right and provide the password of your account in the appropriate text field.
Now, click on the button Keep it going, indicate the reason for which you intend to deactivate the profile (eg. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in [N giorni]), click on the button Deactivate and complete the procedure by clicking on the button Deactivate now, in the box that appeared in the center of the page.
The operations to temporarily close Facebook profile that I have indicated can also be performed from smartphones and tablets. To proceed, start theFacebook app on your device Android/iOS / iPadOS, log in to your account, press the button (≡) and go to Settings and Privacy> Settings> Account Control and Properties.
Press, therefore, on the wording Deactivation and Elimination, tick the box Deactivate account, presses the button Keep it going to deactivate the account, provide the password of the profile in the appropriate text field, click on the button Keep it going, choose the reason why you want to deactivate the account (ex. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back) and then presses the button Keep it going (down). Now, press the button again Keep it going (below) and press the button Deactivate my account. Easier than that ?!
Of course, if you have to think again you can always and in any case reactivate your Facebook account again. To do this, just visit the main page of the social network or open its official app and log in by entering the data you used previously to access your profile. Once this is done, the Facebook profile will be immediately reactivated and you can then use it again without problems as you did until before the temporary closure of the same.
Close Facebook profile permanently
If you wish to get rid of without ifs and buts of the famous social network and if it is therefore your intention to close the Facebook profile definitively, the first thing you need to do is connect to the main page of the service and log into your account.
Next, click on the button (▾) (top right) and, in the opened menu, click on the item first Settings and privacy and then on the wording Settings. Next, click on the item Your information on Facebook (on the left) and then select the item Deactivation and elimination located on the right of the page.
Now, in the new page that opened, check the option Delete account, click on the button Continue to delete the account from Facebook, click the button Delete the account, present in the new page opened, indicates the password of your Facebook profile in the appropriate text field and then click on the buttons Keep it going and Delete the account.
The operations to close the Facebook profile that I have indicated are also valid for smartphones and tablets. From mobile, after opening theFacebook app on your device Android/iOS / iPadOS, log in to your account (if necessary), press the button (≡) and tap on the words Settings and privacy> Settings> Pownership and account control> Your information on Facebook> Deactivation and elimination.
Now, check the box Delete account, press the button Continue to delete the account (below), press the button Continue to delete the account and, in the screen that opened, press the button Delete the account placed at the bottom. Now, specify the password of the profile in the appropriate text field, press the button Keep it going and presses the button Delete the account. Simple, right?
Note: from the moment your account is deleted, your profile data will remain online for 30 days. In this period of time you can possibly cancel your request to close your Facebook profile. To do this, you must log back into Facebook using your login data.