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How to get out of Facebook permanently

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After trying it for a few weeks, have you come to the conclusion that Facebook is not for you? No problem. Fortunately for us, it is not mandatory to be registered on social networks and I also give you another news: unsubscribing from them is quite simple, you just need to know where to go and look for the right settings (although some data remains on their servers for some time, even after removing accounts).

Speaking of which, how about if I give you a hand and explain how to get out of Facebook for good ? I assure you that it is a much simpler procedure than what many believe. Time of realization: three, maybe five, minutes. Furthermore, depending on your preferences and the means in your possession, you can choose to carry out the operation in question both from smartphones and tablets and from computers.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great! Position yourself comfortably, take a few free minutes just for yourself and immediately start concentrating on reading this guide. I’m sure, eventually, you’ll be ready to agree with me that, in reality, it was a real no-brainer. Let it bet?

Preliminary operations

Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to find out what are the exact steps that must be taken to permanently remove yourself from Facebook , I suggest you download a backup copy of your data on the famous social network, so that you can also access it in following the cancellation of the online profile.

If you usually use Facebook from your mobile phone , through the app available for Android and iOS / iPadOS , you can perform the operation in question by first starting the app, logging into your account (if necessary), pressing the button (≡) that you find at the bottom right and, subsequently, selecting the items Settings and privacy and Settings from the menu that opens.

Now, scroll down the new screen displayed, locate the section Your information on Facebook and tap on the item Download your information . To download all the data, please leave the check mark on all the items ( Posts , Photos and Videos , Comments , etc.) in the list below the heading Request a copy , otherwise remove it from the elements that do not interest you.

In conclusion, indicate (if you want) the range of dates of your interest, the format and quality of the multimedia contents using the appropriate drop-down menus at the bottom, then press the Create file button to generate an archive in ZIP format containing the above information.

Download information Facebook app

This will take you back to the Available Copies tab of the Download Your Information section . When the archive with your data is ready, you can proceed with its download by selecting the Download button relating to it, entering the password of your Facebook account and tapping the Send button .

If, on the other hand, you usually use Facebook from a computer , you can download your data in this way: open the browser you usually use to surf the Net from your PC (eg Chrome ), visit the social network home page and, if necessary , Log in to your account. Once logged in, click on the button (▾)  located at the top right and first select the Settings and privacy item  and then the words  Settings from the menu that appears.

In the new page displayed, click on the item  Your information on Facebook that you find in the menu on the left and click on the View link next to the wording Download your information , on the right. At this point, if you want to download all the data available on the social network, leave the boxes ticked next to all the items in the list ( Posts , Photos and videos , Comments , etc.), otherwise remove the check mark relating to the elements that do not ‘interest.

Then specify, using the drop-down menus at the top, the date range of the elements of your interest, the format , then the quality of the multimedia contents and click on the Create file button , to generate a ZIP archive with all the chosen data.

Download data from Facebook

Move, therefore, to the Available Copies tab (at the top) and when the file with all your information is ready, you can download it by clicking on the Download button next to it.

How to get out of Facebook permanently

Facebook

After completing the preliminary steps above, you are finally ready to take the real action and then go find out how to get out of Facebook permanently. Below you will find explained how to do this by acting both from your mobile (or tablet) and from your computer (using the Web version of the social network).

Please note that the permanent deletion takes place after 30 days from the moment the deletion procedure was initiated (by logging into your account during this period, you can cancel the operation). Permanent deletion of all content you have posted, however, may take up to 90 days from the start of the account deletion process. However, other people who use Facebook will not be able to access this information during the deletion phase and will no longer see your profile.

Additionally, copies of your information may be kept after 90 days in the backup storage that Facebook uses for recovery in the event of an emergency, software error, or other data loss event. The social network may also retain your information for legal issues, violations of conditions or damage prevention actions. All clear? Well, then let’s proceed.

How to permanently unsubscribe from Facebook from your mobile

Delete Facebook account from mobile

If you are interested in understanding how to permanently unsubscribe from Facebook from your mobile phone (or tablet), start the Facebook app  on your Android / iOS / iPadOS device and log in (if necessary), then tap the button (≡)  and first select the Settings and privacy item and then the Settings item from the menu that opens.

In the screen that is shown to you at this point, locate the section Your information on Facebook , touch the words Ownership and account control and tap on the item Deactivation and deletion . Then, choose the Delete account option , press the Continue button to delete the account , press the Continue button again to delete the account on the new page opened, tap the Delete account button and confirm those that are the your intentions, by typing the relative  password  in the dedicated field and pressing the Continue and buttonsDelete the account . Done!

Should you have second thoughts, please note that, if less than 30 days have passed since the cancellation, you can cancel the procedure simply by logging back into your profile and agreeing to recover your account. After 30 days, however, your account and all your information will be permanently deleted and you will not be able to recover them.

How to permanently unsubscribe from Facebook from your PC

Delete Facebook account

You don’t have your mobile phone at hand and would like to understand how to permanently unsubscribe from Facebook from your PC ? Then open your browser, visit the home page of the famous social network and log into your account (if necessary).

Once logged in, click on the (▾) button   located at the top right and first select the words Settings and privacy and then the Settings item from the menu that appears. Then, select the item Your information on Facebook which is located in the menu located on the left and click on the View link located in correspondence with the wording Deactivation and elimination placed on the right.

Then select the Delete account option , click on the Continue button to delete the account and press the Delete account button . Finally, confirm your intentions by typing the password of your Facebook profile in the appropriate field and clicking first on the Continue button and then on the Delete account button .

In case you want to retrace your steps, if less than 30 days have passed since you requested the permanent deletion of the account, you can cancel the procedure simply by accessing the social network again with the login data relating to your account and confirming the intention to use it again. Instead, once the 30 days have passed, the profile and all related information will be permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

How to unsubscribe from Facebook not permanently

Did you know that it is also possible to unsubscribe from Facebook not permanently , by temporarily deactivating the account, without deleting it? No? So let’s fix it right away and see how to proceed in this direction.

How to unsubscribe from Facebook not permanently from your mobile

Deactivate Facebook account from mobile

To unsubscribe from Facebook in a non-definitive way by using your mobile phone (or tablet), you must start the Facebook app  on your Android / iOS / iPadOS device and log in (if necessary). Subsequently, touch the icon (≡)  and tap first on the Settings and privacy item and then on the Settings item , present in the menu that opens.

In the screen that you now see, locate the section Your information on Facebook and first tap on the item Properties and account control and, later, on that Deactivation and deletion . Now, choose the Deactivate account option , press the Continue button to deactivate the account , type the password for your account in the appropriate field and tap the Continue button .

Next, indicate the reason why you chose to disable your Facebook profile by selecting one of the options available in the list (eg I don’t feel safe on Facebook , I spend too much time on Facebook , I don’t understand how to use Facebook , etc. .). Please note that choosing the reason Yes is a temporary measure. I’ll be back . you can indicate, using the dedicated drop-down menu, the number of days after which the account must reactivate automatically.

At this point, tap the Continue button  , scroll the displayed screen, press the Continue button again  and then press the  Deactivate my account button , in order to complete the operation.

When you want, you can then reactivate your account at any time, simply by logging in again , as you have always done, with your login data.

How to unsubscribe from Facebook not permanently from the PC

Deactivate Facebook account

If you want to find out how to unsubscribe from Facebook not permanently by acting from a PC , open the browser to begin with , go to the social network home page and log in to your profile.

Once logged in, click on the button (▾)  located at the top right and select the words Settings and privacy from the menu that opens and then click on the Settings item in the menu that opens . In the new screen displayed, click on the item Your information on Facebook located in the menu located on the left and select the View link that you find next to the word Deactivation and deletion  (right).

At this point, select the Deactivate account option , press the Continue button to deactivate the account , type the password for your account in the appropriate field and press the Continue button . Therefore, indicate the reason on the basis of which you have decided to deactivate the profile, by selecting one of the available reasons (eg I do not feel safe on Facebook , I spend too much time on Facebook , I do not understand how to use Facebook , etc.). Keep in mind that choosing the reason This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in [N days] , you will be able to indicate the number of days after which the account will have to be reactivated automatically using the appropriate drop-down menu.

Finally, click on the Deactivate  button  and confirm your intentions by pressing the Deactivate Now button   which is located in the box that opened on the screen.

When you want to reactivate your Facebook account, you can do it simply by logging into the service, just like you usually did, using your login details.