How to delete a Facebook account?

Here is the step by step procedure to permanently delete your Facebook account. Follow one by one.

  1. Open the homepage of Facebook by entering the web address in a new web portal.
  2. Enter your email address or mobile number.
  3. Enter your correct password.f1
  4. Then, click on the login button to open your account.
  5. Once your account is opened, on the top right side, there is quick help with ? icon. Click on the icon. f3
  6. A drop down menu will appear. Click on help Centre.
  7. On the top header, there is Managing your account section. Click on it.f4
  8. A drop down menu will appear where you have to click on Deactivating or deleting your account. 
  9. Then read the instructions given on How do I permanently delete my account?
  10. To delete your account, first, you can download a copy of your info from Facebook. For this, click on the drop down icon in the header section and then in a setting.
  11. On the bottom, there is download a copy of your Facebook data. Click on the link to get your data of Facebook.f5
  12. After you get your data file, click on the Let us know link as given in the instruction.f6
  13. A new page will open as shown in the figure.f7
  14. If you really want to delete your account, click on Delete my account.
  15. After you delete your account, people will not able to find you on Facebook.
  16. To completely delete your account, it can take maximum up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete all of the things you’ve posted, like your photos, status updates or other data stored in backup systems.
  17. However, a friend may still have messages from you even after you delete your account. That information remains even after you delete your account.

If you don’t want to delete your account but just want to keep away from it for some months, then deactivating your account is the best option for you since it will allow you to re – login your account. Here are the simple methods to deactivate your account:

  1. Open your Facebook account first. Just follow steps from 1 to 4 as given above.
  2. On the header section, there is down arrow icon. Click the icon.
  3. A drop down menu will open where you have to click on setting.f2
  4. Then, on the left side of the page, click on General which is at the top.f8
  5. Click on the manage account section.f9
  6. Scroll down the page and click on the Deactivate your account.f10
  7. You will be asked for your password to confirm.
  8. Enter your password and click on continue button.
  9. Choose the appropriate reason for deactivating your account.
  10. You can give further explanation if you want.
  11. If you don’t want to receive any email from Facebook then, click on the email opt-out box.
  12. If you don’t want to receive any message in your messenger, then check the box Messenger.
  13. Finally, click on the Deactivate accountf11
  14. Your account will be deactivated.