How to unsubscribe from Facebook forever: Despite being a bit hesitant, you too, like many other users, let yourself be carried away by the Facebook “vortex” and created an account on the famous social network. However, if you have ended up here now, on this guide, it is most likely because after some time you have thought about it and now you would like to know how to delete your profile. If this is indeed the case, I am happy to announce that you have come to the right place at the right time.
In fact, by following the instructions in the following lines you will be able to find out, in short order, how to unsubscribe from Facebook forever . I know, maybe it may seem complicated but, you have to believe me, contrary to appearances it is a fairly simple operation to carry out and for the execution of which only a minimum of attention and a few minutes of free time are needed, nothing more.
Come on, therefore, position yourself comfortably and immediately begin to focus on reading what is reported below. I anticipate immediately that the operation is feasible both from mobile (using the official Facebook app for Android and iOS / iPadOS) and from a computer (by connecting to the Web version of the service). Happy reading and good luck for everything!
Before getting to the heart of the matter, going to illustrate, in detail, how to unsubscribe from Facebook forever , there are some preliminary operations that you would do well to perform: download a copy of your personal data and, subsequently, proceed with their modification / deletion from your profile on the social network. Find everything explained below.
As for the creation of a backup of your data , this is an operation that can be useful to be able to always and in any case be able to access information, photos, posts and anything else you have chosen to make available on Facebook.
To do this from a computer, connect to the Facebook home page and log into your account (if necessary) by filling in the appropriate fields at the top right with your data and clicking on the Login button . Subsequently, click on the button (▾) located at the top right and, from the menu that opens, select the items Settings and privacy> Settings .
In the new page displayed, click on the words Your information on Facebook in the left sidebar and select the View item that you find in correspondence with the word Download your information . At this point, select, by placing a check mark on the corresponding box, the data you intend to include in the backup by choosing from the list that is shown Posts , Photos and Videos , Comments , etc.
Then use the drop-down menus at the top to choose the date range to include in the backup, the format in which to download it and the quality of the multimedia contents . Finally, click the Create File button .
Wait for the backup creation procedure to start and complete (it may take days, it all depends on the overall amount of data to be processed). Upon completion of the operation, you will receive the link to download the archive containing your data via e-mail.
If, on the other hand, you want to create a backup copy of your data from a smartphone or tablet, do this: log in with your account on the official Facebook app for Android / iOS / iPadOS , press the button (≡) and go to Settings and privacy> Settings> Download your information . Select, therefore, the data you intend to include in the backup and proceed in the same way as I indicated previously.
Deletion of personal information
As I told you, another operation that I invite you to do in advance is to delete or modify your personal information on Facebook, so as to avoid leaving traces even after having taken steps to permanently get rid of your account. The removal of all published content, in fact, could take up to 90 days from the start of the deletion process (although other people who use Facebook cannot access it).
To perform the operation in question by acting as a computer, go to your Facebook profile and click on the Information tab located just below the cover image. Select, therefore, the items located on the left sidebar (eg Work and education , Places where you lived , etc.), locate the data on the right to be removed, click on the Edit item , on the pencil icon or on the symbol (…) (based on the information you intend to act on) and then select the wording Delete or Remove in the opened menu.
I suggest you do the same with any photos you may have shared. To do this, click on the Photo tab on your profile, just below the cover image, select the Album tab , open the various albums containing your photos and first press on the symbol (…) and then on the Delete album item .
To delete individual photos, select them, click on the pencil icon at the top right of the thumbnail of each photo and then select the Delete photo option from the menu that opens.
The operations I have just described can also be performed using the social network app for smartphones and tablets . To do this, go to your profile and then click on the Edit public details button located in the box containing some of the basic information of your profile. Select, therefore, the information you intend to delete by pressing on the Edit item , on the button (…) or on the pencil icon (depending on the information to be deleted) and press on the item with which to delete it (eg. Delete , Remove , and so on).
As for the photos, however, after selecting the Photo tab (under the box that summarizes your personal data), press the button (…) located at the top right and press the Delete photo item in the opened menu. The same procedure can also be done for albums , by selecting the relative tab visible in the menu dedicated to managing photos. That’s all!
Unsubscribe from Facebook forever
Now let’s get to the real heart of the matter and let’s find out, in practice, what are the steps that must be taken to be able to unsubscribe from Facebook forever . Below you will find an explanation of how to proceed both from smartphones and tablets and from computers.
Smartphones and tablets
Then press the button (≡) , expand the Settings and privacy menu and select the Settings item . Then presses on the item Properties and account control present in the section Your information on Facebook in the new screen displayed.
At this point, select the words Deactivation and deletion , then the Delete account option and press the Continue button to delete the account at the bottom. Press the Continue button again to delete the account and, in the screen that opens, press the Delete account button at the bottom and, after providing your account password in the appropriate text field, press the Continue button and then tap the Delete account button .
Please note that even after the cancellation of your account, the data linked to your profile will remain online for 30 days . During this time, you can possibly retrace your steps and cancel the deletion procedure by simply logging in to Facebook again and pressing the Cancel Deletion button .
Now let’s see how to unsubscribe from Facebook forever by going to act as a computer . To begin with, go to the Facebook home , log in to your account and click on the symbol (▾) located at the top right, then select the items select the items Settings and privacy> Settings from the menu that opens.
In the new Web page displayed, click on the words Your information on Facebook located on the left and presses the View link next to the writing Deactivation and elimination (right).
On the additional page that is shown to you, check the Delete account box , click on the Continue button to delete the account , click on the Delete account button , provide the password of the account you are deleting in the appropriate text field and click the Continue button . Finally, click on the Delete account button .
If everything went well, then you will see a message appear from the social network that will warn you that your account has been deleted.
Clearly, even in the case of deleting the profile from a computer, keep in mind the fact that your account data will remain online for 30 days and that during this period you can possibly cancel the deletion procedure by logging in again with your data and doing then click on the Undo Delete button that will appear on the screen.
Alternative to unsubscribe from Facebook forever
You probably weren’t aware of it, but you should know that, in addition to the definitive cancellation of the account (the one I described to you in the previous lines), Facebook also provides the possibility of temporarily deactivating your profile and then being able to restore it in any moment.
The functionality in question can be particularly useful if you are still undecided about the actual cancellation or if you already know that you intend to leave Facebook for only a short period of time. If you think it might interest you and you would therefore like to receive more information about it, I refer you to reading my guide specifically dedicated to how to suspend yourself from Facebook.
However, keep in mind that by doing so, 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 on friends lists, may continue to be visible to other subscribers.
In case of doubts or problems
Did you slavishly follow my instructions on how to unsubscribe from Facebook forever but in the course of work, did some hitch arise that you were unable to cope with? Given the circumstances, the best suggestion I can offer you is to take a look at the social network’s Help Center . There you will find numerous detailed explanations about all Facebook functions.
From your computer you can access it by connecting to its home page . Next, type the keyword referring to your problem or doubt in the search bar at the top and select the relevant suggestion from those that are automatically shown to you.
From smartphones and tablets , on the other hand, you can access the Facebook Help Center directly via the app, starting the app, tapping the (≡) button , pressing the Assistance and support item and, later, on that Help Center . Then type, even in this case, the reference keyword in the field at the top and select the relevant topic from the suggestions.
If you feel you need more details about it and if you also want to find out how to get in direct contact with Facebook assistance, I suggest you read my guide which focuses specifically on how to contact Facebook.