This might make you want to close Facebook account permanently. It’s the easiest way to remove all the information you’ve posted on this social media. Once you delete Facebook account, all your data will be lost after 30 days. So back up your data, if you need them in the future.
Want to close the account for the short term only? Follow Deactivate Facebook account.
Delete Facebook Account using Desktop
- Open Facebook.com from a browser and log in to your account.
- Click on the menu (▼) on the upper right corner.
- Choose the option Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Click on Your Facebook information from the left sidebar menu.
- Select the option Deactivation and Deletion.
- Select Permanently Delete Account and click on Continue to Account Deletion.
- On the next page, Choose Download Info, if you want to download your photos post and other information. And click Delete Account.
- Provide your password for the delete confirmation and click Continue.
- Facebook will ask once again to confirm the termination process, confirm it.
The Facebook account deletion process is complete. Facebook will erase all your data if you don’t log in to your account within the 30 days of account deletion.
Close Facebook account from the mobile app
You can terminate the Facebook account from the mobile app as well.
- Open the Facebook app from your mobile device.
- Tap on the Facebook menu (≡).
- Swipe down and select the option Settings & Privacy from the menu.
- Choose Settings from the extended menu.
- Scroll down and tap on Account ownership and control under the heading Your Facebook information.
- Tap on Deactivation and deletion.
- Select the Delete account option and tap on Continue to account deletion.
- Tap on Delete Account. You can download all your photos, posts and other information by tapping Download info.
- Enter your password to confirm the account termination process.
How to cancel Facebook account deletion?
Once you delete Facebook account you will lose access to all the apps like Instagram and messenger that are connected with the account. If you change your mind after deleting the FB account, you can recover it within 30 days.
- Go to Facebook.com or Facebook app login.
- Log in with your usual username/email and password.
- Once you logged in, click on the Cancel Deletion option.
After that, you will be back on Facebook without losing any of your content.
How to backup Facebook data?
Before deleting your account, you may want to back up your Facebook data first. FB allows you to back up all your information, posts, photos, video, friends, comments, stories, etc.
- Log in to FB account.
- Click on the menu (▼) and choose Settings.
- Open the option Your Facebook information from the sidebar menu.
- Select Download Your Information.
- Choose the date range, format, and media quality before downloading.
- By default, all your data is selected, if you don’t want to download any information, deselect it.
- Click Create File and Facebook start to create a copy of your files to download.
- Once your data file is ready for download, you will get a notification saying ” Your Facebook information file is ready to download.”
- In the Download your information page, click Download.
- Finally, enter your password to commence the download.