Delete Facebook in just a few simple and easy steps. Use of social media is at an all time high right now. Right now Facebook leads number one as the most utilized social platform. Twitter and Instagram are just behind Facebook. Surely you’ve notice…..just about everyone with their nose in their phone, tablet or computer screen checking out who’s doing what, almost on a minute by minute basis. Have you gotten yourself trapped and addicted to drama and chaos? Have you ever calculated, even estimated how much time you spend scrolling through your news feed? The average person spends about 3 hours/day browsing through social nonsense. 20% of divorces are a direct result of social network use and overuse. It’s not unheard of anymore to hear an account that someone was fired from their job for being inappropriate on Facebook. And it is evermore apparent that the level of communication in society and sadly, family life, has deteriorated. Maybe it’s time you took inventory on your personal priorities and decided if perhaps it’s time to delete Facebook.
How To Permanently Delete Facebook
Figuring out how to delete Facebook is no easy feat and that is not by accident. If you’ve ever taken some time to search and find out how you delete Facebook, then you know it probably took quite a while and it’s also possible that you never actually found what you were looking for. If you have done some soul searching and determined that this is, indeed, the right time and you are ready to delete Facebook, follow along and take a step toward personal freedom and gaining back control of your life.
The most important thing you will need to do is decide if permanently cutting ties with Facebook is really what you want to do, as you will never be able to access the information on that account again. However, there are some precautions you can take to save your data.
You will need to log in to your Facebook account using your email or phone number and your password. To permanently delete Facebook, you will need to be logged on via the desktop version. You cannot delete Facebook using the mobile version or app. After you have successfully logged on to your account, you will need to decide if you are good at making a fresh break and simply saying goodbye to all of your data then you can skip the savey nonsense and go directly to step 3. Or if you are a hoarder and like to keep absolutely everything, go to step 2 and learn how to save your data when you delete Facebook.
On the blue menu bar at the top of the screen you will want to locate the drop down arrow button that looks like this:
Click on this arrow and scroll down till you find the ‘settings’ button and click on this option. The ‘General Account Settings’ page will populate. This page contains your contact information that is associated with your account such as your name, username, contact email, password, any networks you are associated with and……ummmm……..the temperature? Weird? Just below all of this information there is a blue link that says ‘download a copy’ of your Facebook data.
You can pretty much tailor the information you would like to save, like your contacts, your personal profile information, pictures, or really anything you chose. If you are not exactly sure what is important and what isn’t and are simply too dim witted to make that decision, you can download a copy of all of your Facebook data, which you will most likely never, ever, ever look at again. So, just click the little blue link, verify your identity and your huge useless file of information will begin downloading. You will finish this process by clicking on ‘Start My Archive’ and this ginourmous file will be saved as a zip file. You will want to save it on your computer somewhere. If you don’t remember where you put it, it’s ok, as you will forget about it very shortly.
Since it is nearly impossible to locate the page to delete Facebook, you can always click here. Or, if you insist on finding it yourself, click on the drop down arrow button and then the ‘help’ link in the pop up box. A search bar will also pop up. Type in ‘delete my account’ or something of that nature and a link that says ‘How do I permanently delete my account?’ will appear. Click on this link and another vague box will populate with a lengthy description (probably trying to talk you out of deleting).
Finally, by clicking on the little blue link that says ‘let us know’, you will be directed to the exact same place you would have been directed if you had just clicked on the purple ‘here’ link above.
Once you have either clicked on ‘here’ or taken the long, frustrating, time consuming way of getting there, you will be here:
Now, take a deep breath and quickly click on the blue ‘Delete My Account’ button. The process to delete Facebook will commence. You will be asked to provide your password and fill in the CAPTCHA and click on ‘ok’. You will receive an email telling you that your account has been deactivated and will be permanently deleted in 14 days, giving you an option to cancel your delete Facebook request (man, they don’t give up easily….). All you do from here is simply wait for 2 weeks, be strong and stand your ground about your social freedom and do absolutely nothing more but enjoy life, free of bullsh*t. Say goodbye to your Facebook profile!
How To Deactivate Facebook
Now, In the case that you aren’t quite sure to permanently delete Facebook or maybe you just want to make people wonder WTH happened to you, you can always opt to deactivate Facebook. This is a less drastic approach and you can leave it deactivated indefinitely because believe me, Facebook does NOT want to unfriend you! You can use this manipulative little nugget by. once again, clicking on the arrow drop down button on the top menu, clicking the ‘settings’ link and locating and clicking on the ‘Security’ link on the left side of the screen. The ‘Security Settings’ page will appear. The very last option on this page is to deactivate. Click on the ‘Edit’ button to the right and click the blue ‘Deactivate your account’ link, click close and voila, you are now under the radar.