There are two ways to deactivate your Facebook account:
- From the Facebook website:
- Go to the Facebook website and sign in to your account.
- Click on the downward arrow icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on Settings & Privacy.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on Account.
- Scroll down and click on Deactivate your account.
- Enter your password and click on Deactivate.
- From the Facebook app:
- Open the Facebook app and go to your profile.
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap Settings & Privacy.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Account.
- Scroll down and tap Deactivate your account.
- Enter your password and tap Deactivate.
When you deactivate your Facebook account, your profile, photos, videos, and posts will be hidden from other users. However, your account information will still be stored by Facebook. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back in.
Here are some things to keep in mind when deactivating your Facebook account:
- You will not be able to use your account until you reactivate it.
- If you have any pending friend requests, they will be canceled.
- If you have any scheduled posts, they will not be published.
- If you have any saved drafts, they will be deleted.
If you’re not sure whether you want to deactivate your account permanently, you can choose to temporarily disable it instead. This will hide your profile, photos, and videos from other users, but your account information will still be stored by Facebook. You can reactivate your account at any time by logging back in.
To temporarily disable your account:
- Follow the steps above to deactivate your account.
- Instead of clicking Deactivate, click Temporarily disable my account.
- Enter your password and click Temporarily disable.
Your account will be disabled for 30 days. If you don’t reactivate it within 30 days, it will be permanently deleted.
I hope this helps!