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How to get out of Facebook: You have decided to take a “reflection break” from Facebook? Are you tired of wasting so much time on the pages of this social network, but you still don’t feel like permanently deleting your account? Then there are no doubts, the most suitable solution for your case is the momentary deactivation of the profile.

You probably weren’t aware of it, but you should know that, in addition to the total cancellation of the account, Facebook offers an option that allows you to temporarily deactivate your profile having the possibility to restore it at any time. If you want to know more, feel free to read my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to get out of Facebook.

Before you can get alarmed and think about who knows what, I would like to point out right away that, contrary to appearances, it is an extremely simple operation to carry out and for which it is not absolutely necessary to be an expert. IT and new technology experts, you have my word. But now just chat and let’s take action. I wish you, as usual, happy reading and I wish you the best of luck for everything!

Preliminary operations

Before getting to the heart of the matter, going to explain how to do it suspend yourself from Facebook, it seems only right to tell you how to make a backup of your personal data on the social network, an operation that can be particularly convenient for you to always be able to access information, photos, posts and anything else you have chosen to make available online through the famous Mark Zuckerberg service.

To perform the operation in question from mobile, log in with your account on the official Facebook app for Android/iOS / iPadOS, presses the button (≡), select the item Settings and privacy, then that Settings attached to the menu that opens and tap on the wording Download your information and select, by placing a check mark on the corresponding box, the data you want to include in your backup in the list that is shown to you (Post, Photo and Video, Comments, etc.).

Then use the drop-down menus at the top to choose thedate range to be included in the backup, the format in which to download it and the quality of multimedia content to be included in it. Then, press the button Create the file and wait for the backup creation procedure to start and finish.

Once the process is complete, you will receive the archive download link which contains your data by e-mail. Note that depending on the amount of data to be backed up, the operation could go on for more than a day.

From computerinstead, to carry out the transaction in question connected to the home page of Facebook, log in to your account (if necessary) by filling in the appropriate fields at the top right with your data and clicking on the button Log in. Next, click on the button (▾), which is located in the upper right part and then click on the item first Settings and privacy and then on the voice Settings attached to the menu that is shown to you.

Then, select the item Your information on Facebook from the left sidebar and click on the entry Download your information. The rest of the steps to be taken are practically identical to those seen together in the previous lines for the mobile variant of Facebook.

Suspend from Facebook

After having backed up your data, you are finally ready to take the real action and therefore go and find out what to do, in practice, to suspend your Facebook account. Below you will find explained how to do it, both from smartphone and tablet (i.e. using the app made officially available by the social network for Android and iOS / iPadOS) which gives computer (i.e. using Facebook from the web browser).

From smartphones and tablets

Deactivate Facebook account from mobile

You would like to understand how to suspend your Facebook account by acting from the social network app available for Android And iOS / iPadOS? Then start the latter on your device, log in to your profile (if necessary) and press the button (≡).

Then select the items Settings and Privacy> Settings> Account Control and Properties. Then tap on the wording Deactivation and Elimination, tick the box Deactivate account and press the button Keep it goingto deactivate the account.

Now, point to the password of your account in the appropriate text field, click on the button Keep it going, indicate the reason for your decision to suspend the account (eg. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back), press the button Keep it going (below) twice in a row and, finally, presses the button Deactivate my account.

At this point, you can finally say you are satisfied: you managed to deactivate your Facebook account from mobile, congratulations! So, starting from this moment, your profile will be disabled and your name and image will be removed from most of the elements you have shared on the social network. However, some information, such as your name in the friend lists, may continue to be visible to other subscribers.

Note: if you are the only administrator of one or more pages on Facebook, by deactivating the account the related fan pages will be hidden. If you want to prevent this from happening, tap the button Edit administrators that you find under the heading Pages on the page for deactivating the account and appointing new administrators.

From computer

Deactivate Facebook account

If you want to learn how to get out of Facebook by taking action from computer, the first step you need to take is to connect to the home page of the social network and log in to your account (if necessary).

Now, click on the button (▾) (top right), select the items Settings and privacy> Settings in the menu that appears, click on the item Your information on Facebook (on the left), click on the item Deactivation and elimination (on the right), check the option Deactivate account and click on the button Continue to deactivate the account (bottom right).

Now, provide the password of your account in the appropriate text field, click on the button Keep it going, indicates the reason that led you to suspend the profile (eg. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in [N giorni]) and then click on the button Deactivate. Finally, to complete the operation, click on the button Deactivate now.

At this point, you can be satisfied: you have finally managed to deactivate your Facebook account, my congratulations! Therefore, from now on, your profile will be disabled and your name and image will be removed from most of the elements you have shared on Facebook. However, some information, such as your name on friends lists, may still be visible to other people. Take that into account.

Note: if you are the only administrator of one or more Facebook pages, by proceeding with the deactivation of the account the related fan pages will be hidden. If you want to prevent this from happening, press the button Edit administrators in correspondence with the item Pages on the page for deactivating the account and appointing new administrators.

Reactivate your Facebook account

Log into Facebook

You’ve followed my instructions on how to unsubscribe from Facebook, but have you thought about it now and would like to understand how to reactivate your account? No problem. Follow the instructions on what to do below and you will see that in a few minutes you will succeed! As in the case of deactivation, the procedure is feasible both from smartphone and tablet that gives computer.

If you want to act as a smartphone or tablet, all you have to do, in this case, is to start the social network app on your device, fill in the fields relating to entering theemail address and of password in the screen that is shown to you and press the button Log in.

To make your Facebook account active again by acting as a computer, all you have to do is, very simply, access your profile again by going to the Facebook home page, filling in the fields at the top right with theemail address or the telephone number associated with your profile and the relative password and then clicking on the button Log in adjacent.

Once logged in, you will find yourself in front of the Facebook home, your profile will be made visible again and you can use it as if nothing had ever happened (friends, likes, etc. will all be in their place). Only in some cases, it may take a few hours to completely restore the content of the profile (a warning about this also appears after logging in), but you won’t have to do anything. You will just have to wait a bit and everything will “magically” return to its place.

Suspend from Facebook Messenger

Disable Messenger account

The deactivation of the Facebook account, it is good that you know, does not automatically result in the deactivation of the account Messenger. The procedure to be started to deactivate the latter is in fact different and can only be performed using the official app, available for Android/iOS / iPadOS.

So, what you have to do in this case is to start the application on your device, log in to your account (if necessary) and then press the Your photo (top left). In the screen that opened, tap on the item Legal and regulatory information and presses on the voice Disable Messenger. Finally, provide yours password and press the button Deactivate to complete the procedure.

I remind you that, in case of second thoughts, you can reactivate your Messenger account, by logging back into Facebook (which will also affect Messenger of course).

If you think you need more details on what to do, read my guide on how to unsubscribe from Messenger through which I have dealt with the matter in greater detail.

In case of doubts or problems

Facebook help center from mobile

Have you carefully followed my instructions on how to get out of Facebook but some hitch has arisen in the course of work that you have not been able to cope with? If that’s the case, the best suggestion I can give you is definitely to take a look at the Service center of Facebook. There you will find numerous detailed explanations about all the functions of the social network.

From smartphones and tablets, you can access the Facebook Help Center directly via the app, by starting the app, by pressing the button (≡), tapping on the item Assistance and support and then on that Service center. I also point out that at the bottom of the page there is the section Popular topics, with quick links to what, in fact, are the most interesting topics of the moment.

From a computer, on the other hand, connected to the relative home page, type the keyword referring to your problem or concern in the search bar located at the top and select the relevant suggestion among those you see appear automatically.

If you think you need more explanations about it and if you want to find out how to get in direct contact with Facebook assistance, you can read my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to contact Facebook.