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How to unsubscribe from Facebook

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How to unsubscribe from Facebook: After weeks of trying, you realized that Facebook not for you? Do you keep getting annoying messages on your profile? You have searched far and wide for the option to remove yourself from Facebook, but haven’t you found it on any page of the social network? OK, I can help you. Even if well hidden – don’t worry – there is an option to remove your account from Facebook, and today I will tell you how to use it to “escape” from the most famous social network in the world.

In this way, you will finally find out how to unsubscribe from Facebook and you can help all your friends who are in the same situation to delete their profiles. I know you are thinking: this is a simple deactivation. But no! If you follow the directions I am about to give you to the letter, you will say goodbye to your Facebook account forever and no one will be able to access your personal data online. So, are you ready to get started?

First of all, since you are someone who cares about your privacy, I recommend that you delete all sensitive data that you have uploaded to the social network. Not before, however, having downloaded them all to your PC using the backup function included in the social network. I’ll explain immediately how to use it.

Data backup

To download a copy of your data from Facebook, access the menu with the your profile settings and click on the item first Your information on Facebook located in the left sidebar and then up Download your information. A page will open where you can start creating a backup containing photos, videos, messages and all the information you have uploaded to the social network.

Then select the data you want to include in the backup (Post, Photo and video, etc.) by placing the check mark on them and use the drop-down menus located at the top to choose thedate range to take into account (you can also download a backup for a specific period), the format where to download the data (I recommend HTML) and the quality of multimedia content to be included in the archive.

To finish, click on the button Create file located on the right and wait patiently for the backup preparation to be completed.

If you prefer, you can also act from a smartphone or tablet by starting theofficial Facebook app on your device Android/iOS / iPadOS and going to the menu (≡)> Settings and privacy> Settings> Download your information. Once in the section in question, select the data to be included in the backup (Post, Photo and video, Comments, etc.).

Then specify thedate range to be considered for backup, the format data download and the quality of multimedia content to be included in the archive and then presses the button Create file to start the procedure, which could take several days (it all depends on the amount of data to be processed).

As soon as you receive the email from Facebook relating to the procedure just made, all you have to do is click on link contained in the latter and on the button for the download archive with your files. You will get a ZIP archive containing photos, videos, messages, status updates and any other information on your social profile.

Deletion of personal information

How to unsubscribe from Facebook

Now let’s “settle” the data issue. For delete your personal information from Facebook (e.g. the school you attended, your girlfriend’s name, your favorite movies, etc.), linked to your profile page and click on the button Information found on the cover image. If you are asked to update your cover image and / or profile photo, click jump and proceed as follows.

On the page that opens, select the items in the left sidebar (eg. Work and education, Contact and background information), click on the button (…) or icon of pencil mail in correspondence with the wording of your interest and select the item Delete in the opened menu.

For some information, such as family members listed in the section Family and relationships, the wording to click after pressing the button (…) or icon of pencil could be different (in this specific case it is Remove family member). The cancellation is recorded immediately.

Getting rid of the photos is also pretty simple. To do this, go back to your profile page and click on the item Photo (located under the cover image). Then select the tab Album, open one by one the albums containing your photos and first click on the icon (…) (top right) and then on the item Delete album (in the menu that appears) to delete everything. To delete individual photos, instead, select theirs miniatures, click on the button (…) located at the top right and select the item Delete the photo from the menu that opens. This way, you will be sure not to leave any possible traces of your online profile.

If you prefer to act from smartphone, start the Facebook app and, after going to your profile, press the button Edit public details found in the box containing some basic information of your profile and choose which information to modify, or rather, delete. Also in this case just press on the wording Edit, on the button (…) or icon of pencil (depending on which information to delete) and then press on the appropriate item that allows you to delete it (eg. Remove).

When completed, go back to the main page of your profile and select the tab Photo (under the box with your personal data) to view all the photos you have uploaded to your profile. So choose which image to delete, tap the button (…) located at the top right and select the item Delete photos from the menu that appears. The same goes for albums, which you can access by simply selecting the tab Album located at the top right of the photo menu.

Permanent deletion from Facebook

Delete Facebook account

Now that you have deleted all “sensitive data” from the profile, you can move on to the actual procedure for unsubscribe from Facebook.

To begin with, click on the button (▾) located at the top right, select the item Settings and privacy from the menu that appears and then click on the wording Settings. On the page that opens, go to Your information on Facebook (in the left sidebar) and click on the link View present in correspondence with the item Deactivation and elimination.

On the page that opens, check the box Delete account and then click on the button Continue to delete the account from Facebook. In the new page that opened, click on the button Delete the account, then type the password you use to log into your Facebook profile in the field Password, click the button Keep it going and then click on the button Delete the account to complete the procedure.

If everything went well, a Facebook message will appear warning you that your account has been deleted. Your profile data will remain online for 30 days, during this time you can also retrace your steps and cancel your account cancellation request by logging back in to the social network.

Temporary deletion from Facebook

Deactivate Facebook account

Do you believe that unsubscribe from Facebook is a bit too drastic a solution? You would like to “quit a little” by deactivating your account. Don’t worry, there is also a solution to get out of Facebook temporarily. In this way, you will be able to unplug the social network a little without having to say goodbye definitively and, in the meantime, you will not be able to be tracked by other users of the service.

If you want to find out how to unsubscribe from Facebook temporarily, after logging into your account, click on the icon (▾) located at the top right and select the items Settings and privacy> Settings from the menu that appears.

On the page that opened, select the item Your information on Facebook which is on the left and then click on the wording Deactivation and elimination on the right. Now, select the option Deactivate account, click on the button Continue to deactivate the account which is located at the bottom right and, after providing the password of your account in the appropriate text field, click on the button Keep it going.

Therefore, specify the reason that prompted you to deactivate your Facebook account (eg. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in [N giorni]), click on the button Deactivate and confirm the operation by clicking on the button Deactivate now, present in the box that appeared on the screen. Done! Now, one way or another, you are out of Facebook. Happy?

To reactivate your profile after deactivating it, open Facebook on your computer, smartphone or tablet and log into your account as normal. You may be asked if you want to reactivate your account: answer in the affirmative and that’s it!

Cancellation from Facebook via smartphone or tablet

Delete Facebook account from mobile

You use Facebook almost exclusively from smartphone or tablet and would you like to delete your account without using the computer? This can also be done. The procedure you need to follow is as simple as the one just seen on a PC.

To delete your Facebook account, start thesocial network app on your smartphone or tablet Android/iOS / iPadOS and go up (≡)> Settings and Privacy> Settings> Account Control and Properties> Deactivation and Deletion. Then select the option Delete account, press the button Continue to delete the account and press the button Continue to delete the account.

Scroll, then, the displayed screen to the bottom, press the button Delete the account, write in the appropriate text field la password of your account, presses the button Keep it going and then tap the button Delete the account. You have 30 days of time to recover it by logging back in to it: if you do not, the account is permanently deleted and there is no longer the possibility of recovering it.

If you want to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account, rather than permanently deleting it, go to (≡) > Settings and Privacy> Settings> Account Control and Properties> Deactivation and Deletion.

In the screen that opens, select the option Deactivate account, press the button Continue to deactivate the account, indicate the reason why you intend to deactivate the account (eg. This is a temporary measure. I’ll be back) and press the button Keep it going. Scroll the displayed screen, press the button again Keep it going and then on the button Deactivate my account.