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How to delete Facebook account

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After much insistence from your friends, you too have decided to create your Facebook account . However, you soon realized that the famous social network is not for you and, for this reason, you have chosen to retrace your steps and put an end to your experience on it. The problem is that all your attempts to delete the account have not given the desired result and, now, you don’t know where to turn your head. That’s the way it is, am I right? Then there is nothing to worry about: if you want, I’m here to explain to you succeed in your intent.

If you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can show you how to delete Facebook accounts from both smartphones and tablets and computers. First of all, it will be my pleasure to provide you with instructions to download a copy of the information associated with the account to be deleted, in order to keep any content and data of your interest. Next, you will find the detailed procedure to permanently delete your profile and, if you change your mind, also the instructions to recover it.

How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? Then do not delay any longer and investigate the topic immediately. Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next lines. I assure you that, by following the instructions I am about to give you and trying to put them into practice, deleting a Facebook account will really be a breeze. Let it bet?

Preliminary operations

Before explaining how to delete a Facebook account , let me show you the detailed procedure for making a backup of your data on the social network: a useful operation to obtain a copy of the information and content that you have shared with other users during your stay on the platform.

To proceed from smartphones and tablets, start the Facebook app for Android or iPhone / iPad devices , press the ☰ button, select the Settings and privacy and Settings options , locate the Your information on Facebook section and tap the Download the your information .

At this point, make sure that the Request a copy tab is selected , put the check mark next to all the data ( Posts , Photos and Videos , Comments , Friends , Stories , Messages , Groups , Events, etc.) that you want to include in the backup and, using the Date range drop-down menu , choose whether to include all the data since you joined Facebook or only those published in a range of dates.

Finally, choose the file format in which to download the backup ( HTML or JSON ), specify the quality of the multimedia contents ( high , medium or low ) and press the Create file button , to start creating the archive containing all the data mentioned above.

If you prefer to proceed from a computer, connected to the main Facebook page and log in to your account, then click on the arrow pointing downwards (top right) and select the Settings item from the menu that opens. Now, choose the Your information on Facebook option , locate the item Download your information and press the relevant View button .

Then select the data to be included in the backup, specify the date range of your interest, the file format and the quality of the multimedia contents , click on the Create file button and wait for the preparation of the archive with all your data is completed. Note that depending on the amount of data you have decided to back up, this could take more than a day.

Download Facebook information from your computer

Whether you have requested a copy of your information on Facebook through the social network app or by logging into your account from your computer, as soon as the archive containing the data of your interest is ready you will receive an email containing a link to download the archive in question. Additionally, you can view all the backups created by going to the Download your Facebook account information section and selecting the Available Copy tab .

Finally, I would like to point out that you can request the creation of an archive containing all the data associated with your account even during the cancellation of the latter.

How to delete Facebook account forever

Deleting Facebook account forever is a procedure that allows you to schedule the cancellation of your account on the famous social network. From the moment of the cancellation request, 30 days must elapse for its definitive elimination. In the next lines you will find the detailed procedure to succeed in your intent.

How to delete facebook account from app

How to delete facebook account from app

To delete a Facebook account from the app , take your smartphone or tablet, start the social network application and, if you haven’t already done so, access the account you want to delete.

Now, press the ☰ button, at the top right (on iPhone / iPad it is located in the bottom menu), select the Settings and privacy option and tap the Settings item . In the new screen that appears, locate the section Your information on Facebook , press the option Properties and account control and choose the item Deactivation and deletion .

At this point, to  delete Facebook account permanently , put the check mark next to the Delete account option , tap the Continue button to delete the account and, in the Account Deletion screen , choose whether to continue using Messenger after the cancellation of your Facebook account by pressing the Deactivate account button related to the item To keep Messenger, deactivate it .

If you have not done so before and are interested in downloading the contents of your Facebook account, tap the Download information button to back up your account, otherwise continue further. Finally, if you are the only administrator of one or more Facebook pages you manage , click on the Change administrator settings option , select the page of your interest and add a new administrator. In this regard, my guide on how to appoint a Facebook page administrator may be useful.

Once this is done, press the Delete account button , enter your password in the appropriate field, tap the Continue button and press the Delete account option , to confirm your intention.

Permanently delete Facebook account

You should know that, in case of second thoughts, you have 30 days to retrace your steps and cancel the cancellation of your account. To do this, simply log in with the credentials associated with it.

After 30 days from the cancellation request, the account will be permanently deleted and it will no longer be possible to recover it. If you are not entirely convinced to put an end to your Facebook experience permanently, you can choose to take a break from the social network and temporarily deactivate your account. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to deactivate Facebook account.

How to delete Facebook account from PC

How to delete Facebook account from PC

If you prefer to delete Facebook account from PC , all you have to do is access your profile settings and choose the option to permanently delete it.

To proceed, connect to the main Facebook page and, if you have not already done so, access the account you wish to delete, entering the data in the Email or telephone and Password fields . Once this is done, press the down arrow icon , at the top right, and select the Settings option from the menu that opens.

In the new page opened, select the item Your information on Facebook visible in the sidebar on the left, click on the View option relating to the item Deactivation and deletion and, in the new screen displayed, put the check mark next to the Permanent deletion option  account , to permanently delete your profile.

Then click on the Continue button to delete the account , select the Deactivate account option relating to the item To keep Messenger, deactivate it , to continue using Messenger after deleting your Facebook account, and press the Download information button , to back up your account (if you haven’t done so before).

Delete Facebook account from computer

At this point, if you are the only administrator of a Facebook page that you manage and view the Change page administration settings option , click on the Change administrator settings button , to add new administrators and prevent the page from being abandoned. herself.

Finally, press the Delete account button , enter your password in the Password field and click the Continue and Delete account buttons , to schedule the cancellation of your Facebook account, which will take place definitively and irreversibly after 30 days from the cancellation request.

How to delete stolen Facebook account

How to delete stolen Facebook account

If your intention is to delete a Facebook account that has been stolen and to which you are no longer able to log in independently, all you can do is report your account as compromised and follow the instructions provided by Facebook to try to recover it.

To proceed, connected to the Facebook “Report compromised account” page , click on the My account has been compromised button , enter the mobile number or email address associated with your account in the appropriate field and press the Search button .

In the new open page, enter the last password associated with your account that you remember, in the Current or previous password field , and click on the Continue item . If the password has not been changed by the person who stole your account, you will be able to log in to it and you will be able to protect your account.

To do this, select one of the options visible on the screen ( I found a post, message or event that I did not create , Someone else has accessed my account without my authorization , I have found an account that uses mine name or my photos etc.), to explain why you believe you have been the victim of a hacker attack, press the Continue and First steps buttons and follow the instructions shown on the screen to protect your account.

If, on the other hand, your account password is out of date, click on Protect my account , select one of the available options ( Use my Google account , Send code via email and Send code via SMS ) and press the Continue button to receive a security code and attempt to recover your account.

After writing down the 6-digit code that was sent to you by Facebook, enter it in the Enter the code field and click on the Continue button to set a new password and recover your account. To find out more, you can check out my guide on how to recover stolen Facebook account.

How to delete Facebook Business account

How to delete Facebook Business account

If you have used Facebook Business Manager to manage the advertising campaigns of your Facebook page and, now, you would like to delete the profile in question, connected to the main page of the social network , click on the arrow pointing downwards , locate the section Business Manager in the menu that opens and press on the Facebook Business account you want to delete.

In the newly opened page, click on the gear wheel icon , top right, to access your Facebook Business account settings, and select the About Business manager option , visible in the left sidebar.

Now, click on the button Delete the Business Manager account permanently , indicate the reason for your choice by placing the check mark next to the available options of your interest ( This is not what I expected , It is difficult to use and I want to manage my pages and advertising accounts from my personal account ) and press the Next button . Alternatively, click the Skip button , to avoid explaining the reason for your decision.

Finally, press the Next button , enter the password of your Facebook account in the appropriate field and click on the Send button , to confirm your intention and program the cancellation of the selected Facebook Business account, which will take place, definitively, after 24 hours from your request.