How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Saying Goodbye to Facebook: A Step-By-Step Guide

Hello, Challenger! We understand that you might be considering taking a break from Facebook or deleting your account altogether. Whether you want to disconnect from the social media platform for personal, professional, or privacy reasons, we’ve got you covered.

This article is a comprehensive guide to help you delete your Facebook account. We’ve included step-by-step instructions, as well as a table that contains all the necessary information you might need.

Before we delve into the details of how to delete your Facebook account, let’s first discuss why people might choose to leave the platform.

Why Do People Delete Their Facebook Account?

Facebook has around 2.8 billion monthly active users, making it one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide. While many people find Facebook useful for keeping in touch with friends and family, sharing updates, and finding new connections, others find it overwhelming, stressful, or even harmful.

Here are some of the main reasons why people might want to delete their Facebook account:

  • Concerns about privacy and data protection
  • Overwhelmed by the amount of information and notifications
  • Desire to focus on other things and avoid distractions
  • Disagree with Facebook’s policies or practices
  • Concerns over how time on the platform is affecting mental health
  • Simply want a break or a fresh start elsewhere

Whatever your reasons for wanting to delete your Facebook account, we respect your decision and want to help make the process as smooth as possible for you.

How to Delete Your Facebook Account

Following these steps will remove your account permanently from Facebook. Please note that once you delete your account, you cannot reactivate it or retrieve any data from it.

Step Description
Step 1 Save your data by downloading a copy of your Facebook information from the General Settings page of your account. This includes photos, posts, messages, and other data.
Step 2 Click the Help section at the bottom of your Facebook page.
Step 3 Search for “delete account”. A green box will appear. Click “How do I delete my account completely?”
Step 4 Read the instructions, and click “Let us know” to request deletion.
Step 5 You’ll be asked whether you want to deactivate your account, or delete it completely. Select “Delete Account”.
Step 6 Enter your password, and complete the security check.
Step 7 Click “Delete Account”.

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted your Facebook account.


Q1: What happens when you delete your Facebook account?

A1: When you delete your Facebook account, all your information, including photos, posts, and messages, will be permanently deleted. You will not be able to use the same account or retrieve any information from it once you’ve completed the process.

Q2: How long does it take to delete a Facebook account?

A2: Once you request your account’s deletion, it can take up to 90 days for Facebook to remove all your data from its servers.

Q3: Can I still use Messenger if I delete my Facebook account?

A3: Yes, you can still use Messenger even if you delete your Facebook account. Messenger is a separate app, and your conversations and contacts will not be deleted when you delete your Facebook account.

Q4: How many days do I have to reactivate my Facebook account after deleting it?

A4: You cannot reactivate your Facebook account once you’ve deleted it. Once you complete the deletion process, your account will be gone forever.

Q5: Can I delete someone else’s Facebook account?

A5: No, you cannot delete someone else’s Facebook account.

Q6: Can I request to have someone’s Facebook account deleted after they have passed away?

A6: Yes, you can report a deceased person’s account and request its deletion. Facebook will need to see proof of death, such as an obituary or death certificate.

Q7: Will my Facebook account be deleted if I uninstall the app?

A7: No, deleting the Facebook app from your device does not delete your account. You need to actively request deletion through the Facebook website.

Q8: Can I delete my Facebook account without knowing my password?

A8: No, you cannot delete your Facebook account without entering your password. You will need to log in to your account and complete the deletion process using your password.

Q9: Can I download a copy of my Facebook data after I’ve deleted my account?

A9: No, you cannot download a copy of your Facebook data once you’ve deleted your account. Make sure to save your data before requesting deletion.

Q10: Can I reactivate my Facebook account after deactivating it?

A10: Yes, you can reactivate your Facebook account after deactivating it. Simply log in to your account to reactivate it.

Q11: Can I recover my deleted Facebook account?

A11: Once you’ve deleted your Facebook account, you cannot recover it. Your information will be gone forever.

Q12: Does deleting my Facebook account delete my business page as well?

A12: If you’re the only administrator of a business page, deleting your Facebook account will result in the deletion of your business page as well. Make sure to transfer ownership of the page before deleting your account.

Q13: Can I temporarily deactivate my Facebook account instead of deleting it?

A13: Yes, you can temporarily deactivate your Facebook account if you want to take a break from the platform without deleting your account permanently.


We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to delete your Facebook account. We understand that it can be a difficult decision to make and that the process might seem intimidating at first. However, we believe that this article has provided you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision and take action if you choose to do so.

Remember that deleting your Facebook account is a personal choice, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Consider your options carefully and think about why you want to leave Facebook.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to help!


The information provided in this guide is for educational purposes only. The authors do not endorse any particular course of action and disclaim any responsibility for any problems or consequences resulting from the use or misuse of this information. Please exercise caution and make informed decisions when using Facebook or any other social media platform.