How to permanently delete your Facebook account?

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I've looked everywhere, including under my account settings on facebook site, to find a link to delete my profile and account permanently. I just want to close my facebook account and move on, but they seem to only give me a "deactivate" option. It's not what I'm looking for, as this doesn't permanently delete all my stuff, but only keeps my stuff out of everyone's view temporarily. The stuff (my comments, likes, photos) etc stays on the servers of facebook. If I ever log back in, everything gets reactivated back again.

This is very frustrating, and also shows how much facebook likes to hold on to our privacy and stuff. Can someone explain the process to permanently delete my facebook account for good, not just temporarily. AMEN.
asked 6 years ago by anonymous

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The process of deleting your facebook profile is definitely not straightforward. It may even be quite appropriate to call the entire process involved to delete a fb profile as tricky, confusing, frustrating and misleading. 

Deactivating your account isn't going to delete all your stuff permanently. It only puts your account on a temporary hiatus, during which your profile and other content related to it, isn't shown to anyone, including your friends. The moment you log back, everything related to your account (friends, photos, comments, likes, groups etc) gets restored to how it was before you chose to deactivate it.

If you want to permanently delete your facebook account forever, go to this link:

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

After you complete and submit the deletion form, your account will be in a deactivation mode for 2 weeks. 

During the immediate two weeks after submission of your deletion request, don't use facebook in anyway using the login credentials of the concerned account. 

After two weeks,  according to Facebook's policies, your account should be deleted permanently. At the point, there is no way to restore your profile back, and all your profile related content is permanently deleted from facebook servers.

To confirm, just try logging-in using your deleted account credentials. The login attempt should fail, prompting an error. This login error positively confirms the deletion of your Facebook profile for good, at least according to Facebook's own account deletion instructions. 

To be safe, try the above step at least 15 days after you have submitted the request for deletion. 

answered 6 years ago by anonymous
edited 6 years ago by anonymous
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I'm providing a link to a facebook group that contains detailed instructions about the process involved in deleting an existing Facebook account/profile. 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16929680703

answered 6 years ago by anonymous

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