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How to deactivate Facebook account

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How to deactivate Facebook account: Due to personal commitments you will not be able to update your profile Facebook for a few weeks and you want to prevent your friends from contacting you via social network during this time because you will not be able to answer them? If you want advice, deactivate your account. And no, I’m not suggesting you unsubscribe from Facebook.

You may not know, but the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg includes a function that allows users to temporarily “disappear” from its pages and then reactivate the account as if nothing had ever happened. In fact, when you reopen your profile, you will find everything exactly as you left it: friends, messages, likes, etc. In this way you can go back to managing your profile as soon as you have the time but in the meantime it will be as if you had disappeared from the social network.

So, what do you think? Are you ready to find out how to deactivate Facebook account? Yup? Very good! Take a few minutes of free time and read on: below you will find all the information you need to proceed both from smartphone and tablet and from PC. Happy reading and good luck for everything!

Deactivate Facebook account temporarily

You want to know how to deactivate Facebook account temporarily, thus having the possibility to put everything on stand-by and “disappear” for a while from the social network while keeping the option to reuse it when you want to? No problem: below you will find explained how to do it fromFacebook app for Android (also available on alternative stores for all those devices that do not use Google services) and for iPhone / iPad and from PC, via browser.

How to deactivate Facebook account from mobile

If you want to deactivate your Facebook account via your mobile device, just use the official social network app. Then start the latter and, if necessary, log in to your account.

Once logged in, tap the button with the three horizontal lines, scroll down the screen that is shown to you, presses on the item Settings and privacy and choose the wording Settings from the menu that opens. Next, tap on the item Personal and account information, select the item Account ownership and control and presses on the option Deactivation and elimination.

Now leave the check mark next to the item Deactivate account, tap the button Continue to deactivate the account and in the new screen that opens, enter the password of your account in the appropriate field and press the button Keep it going.

At this point, choose the reason that is pushing you to deactivate the account, placing the check mark next to the appropriate item among those in the list, then press the button Keep it going (if necessary twice in a row, based on the motif you previously selected) and, finally, tap the button Deactivate my account.

Do you already know that after a certain number of days you will be operational on Facebook again? In this case you can also arrange for the account to be reactivated automatically. How you do it? It’s that easy. When asked why you want to deactivate the Facebook account, select the item This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back.

Next, press the key Keep it going and in the new screen opened, indicate in the drop-down menu located under the item Account reactivation after how many days do you intend to automatically reactivate the account. Based on your preferences and needs, you can choose to make your profile active again after a minimum period of time 1 day up to a maximum of 7 days. Once you have selected the reactivation date, press the keys Keep it going And Deactivate my account, to save your preferences.

Mission accomplished! Your account is now deactivated and impossible for other Facebook users to locate. To reactivate it, simply log in using your credentials, from the app or the Web, as you prefer.

How to deactivate Facebook account from PC

Web account deactivation settings

If you want to find out how to deactivate Facebook account from computer, the first step you need to take is to go to the Facebook home and log into your account.

Now, click on the icon with the arrow down located in the upper right part of the social network bar, then select the item Settings and privacy from the menu that opens.

Now click on the item Settings and, in the new web page that has opened, first click on the option Your Facebook information present in the list on the left and then on the item Deactivation and elimination.

Therefore, leave the check mark next to the item Deactivate account, click on the button below Continue to deactivate the account and, in the new screen that opened, enter the password that you normally use to log into your account, then press the key Continue to proceed with deactivation.

Now fill out the form that is proposed to you, taking care to select the reasons for which you wish to do this, click on the button Deactivate and then confirm your decision by pressing the button Deactivate now. To deactivate the account for a pre-established period of days (from 1 to a maximum of 7) you can follow the procedure I indicated in previous chapter dedicated to smartphones and tablets, since it is practically identical.

If during the account deactivation period you prefer to avoid receiving emails from Facebook (relating to invitations to events, tags in photos, etc.) and not to receive messages on Messenger (that despite the deactivation of the account you can still continue to use, as explained in this guide dedicated to the topic), remember to put the check mark in correspondence with the relevant items before confirming your willingness to proceed with the closure momentary profile.

The game is done! Now your profile and all the information it contains will disappear from the eyes of other Facebook users. Your name will not even appear in search results anymore, until you reactivate your account by logging in again.

How to permanently deactivate Facebook account

PC and app account deletion

You have thought about it and instead of deactivating Facebook account, you would like to understand how to go about it eliminate permanently your profile? Well, if you want I can explain how to proceed on smartphone and PC.

Please note that despite carrying out this procedure, your profile data will continue to remain online for 30 days after definitive deactivation. During this time you can still retrace your steps by canceling the request for the permanent deletion of the account. How you do it? Very easy: you simply have to log in to the social network with your login data as seen in the previous lines in case of temporary deactivation of the account.

I would also like to point out that when the entire procedure to delete the Facebook account is carried out, the other users registered on the social network cannot see you but the definitive removal of all your data (shared posts, photos, etc.) could take up to a maximum of 90 days. However, this information remains available only and exclusively to the Facebook team, other subscribers cannot access it. However, before moving on, it would be a good idea to download a backup of data posted on Facebook.

How to permanently deactivate Facebook account from mobile

App account deletion settings

If you want to act as a smartphone (or tablet), start the official app of Facebook, log in, press the button with the three vertical lines and select the item first Settings and privacy and then the voice Settings from the screen that opens. Next, tap on the option Personal and account information , select the option Account ownership and control pressing on it and presses the new screen opened on the item Deactivation and elimination.

At this point put the check mark next to the item Delete account, press the button Continue to delete the account (twice in a row) and proceed by following the suggested steps before deleting (such as pressing the key Download information to make a copy of the photos, posts and other uploads) then tap the button Delete the account, type the password of your Facebook account, tap the buttons Keep it going and Delete the account And that’s it. Read more here.

How to permanently deactivate Facebook account from PC

Facebook Web account deletion settings

If you want to permanently delete your Facebook account from your PC, open your favorite browser, log in to Facebook main page and log in to your profile.

Once inside, click on the icon of arrow located in the upper right part of the social network bar and select the item Settings and privacy from the menu that opens. Next, click on the items Settings And Your information on Facebook (present in the left sidebar) and click on the item Deactivation and elimination.

In the new web page that will open at this point, put the check mark next to the option Delete account and press the button Continue to delete the account. You will therefore see a box appear in which you will be asked whether to deactivate the account temporarily (such as seen above) or whether to save your photos and various uploads to Facebook. Choose whether to perform the latter operation, then press the key Delete the account.

Finally, enter the password of your profile on the social network in the field Password and presses the keys Keep it going and Delete the account. In a few moments you will therefore see a message appear on the screen from Facebook that will warn you that the procedure has been completed and went the right way and that your Facebook account will be permanently deleted after 30 days. Read more here.

How to deactivate hacked Facebook account

Settings for hacked Facebook Web account

You have the doubt, or the certainty, that someone has hacked your Facebook profile and, therefore, would you like to deactivate it before any more damage is done? There is no problem. First of all, what you have to do is get back into possession of the account, so that the hacker can no longer freely dispose of your data.

Performing this operation is quite simple: go to the official page for reporting compromised accounts and follow the guided procedure indicating the reason that prompted you to request this type of assistance and then follow the different steps on the screen that are shown to you.

This way you can enter a New password and regain full control of your profile. If you need more detailed information about this procedure, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to recover the stolen Facebook account where you can also find numerous useful tips to make sure that such a thing does not happen again.

Once the account is recovered, however, all you have to do is proceed with the deactivation of the profile, following the same procedure I have you mentioned above via app or PC. You thought it was more complicated, right?