Last updated: December 3, 2022
Do you want to deactivate or delete your Facebook account? You can do it easily with just a few clicks with your computer or with your smartphone. Here's how to do it delete a Facebook account permanently, or to temporarily disable it.
Deactivate your Facebook account
With your computer
Log in to your account, click on the arrow at the top right then go to settings.
Once the window is open go to security, it is here that the mention appears Deactivate Facebook account.
A new window appears, asking you to enter your password.
Then explain the reason for your departure, tick the box “ Stop receiving emails from Facebook ”Then click on deactivate, to validate your request.
With your iPhone
Don't have access to a PC? Do not panic, it is quite possible to permanently delete a Facebook account from an iPhone.
Since deleting your account is not reversible, you can download a copy of your Facebook data. See it Facebook help page about it here .
- Launch the Facebook app for iPhone and tap on the three lines in the lower right corner.
- Swipe down and tap Settings and privacy , And then Settings.
- Press on Access and control.
- Then click Deactivation and deletion.
- Finally choose Delete account and confirm your choice by pressing PContinue deleting the account.
Keep in mind that deleting Facebook completely will also delete Messenger and all messages. And after deleting Facebook, there's a 30-day grace period to change your mind.
With your Android phone
When you are logged into your account, click at the top right of the screen, go to Account settingsthen Safety .
A page opens, slide down, and click deactivate.
A new window appears and asks you the reasons for your deactivation. Choose your reason, then click deactivate.
Your profile is now deactivated. This procedure makes your profile invisible and inactive for other Facebook users and your profile data is not deleted. So, you can easily reactivate your account by logging in with your email address and password.
Delete your Facebook account
If you want to delete your Facebook account permanently, you should know that this permanent deletion will delete all the data that you may have uploaded. These will no longer be visible on Facebook to any other user.
To delete a Facebook account here is the fastest and easiest method.
Once connected to Facebook, click on the following link https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account?show_form=delete_account to access the page allowing you to request the permanent deletion.
Validate the security check with your password. After entering the password, the following message is displayed:
Facebook informs you that you have 14 days to reactivate your account.
To delete your Facebook account, you will not have to reconnect to your account within 14 days. Beyond this period your account will be deleted.