How to Deactivate Facebook Account in Easy Steps

Facebook is unarguably the biggest network with over 1.71 billion users. Even though it is very popular, there might come a time when you want to deactivate or you just want to know what it feels like to deactivate account temporarily?

If that’s not what you want, then maybe you want to delete Facebook account permanently. Is there a difference between deleting your and deactivating it temporarily?

Here are some of the major differences between deleting your facebook account and deactivating it .

  • When you delete, you can not reactivate your account: This means the account is gone forever but when you deactivate it, you can always reactivate it
  • When you deactivate your account, Facebook saves some records but when you delete it, it is gone permanently.

 

So now that you know the major differences, let me show you the process to follow if you want to deactivate your account. For those you prefer to watch, you can jump to the video directly.

 

Note: This article has a new update here : Deactivate Facebook Account… This is because Facebook has made changes to settings.

 

5 Steps to take to deactivate Facebook account Temporarily

STEP 1: 

Login to the Facebook account you want to delete. It could be a page or a personal account.

STEP 2: 

To Deactivate Facebook account, Click the account menu  at the top right of any Facebook page

STEP 3:

Select Settings

STEP 4:

Click Security in the left column

STEP 5:

Choose Deactivate your account, then follow the steps to confirm.

If you chose to deactivate your Facebook account, be sure to note that followings:

  1. Your account won’t be visible to other on Facebook  as  people won’t be able to search for you.
  2. Some , such as messages you sent to , might still be visible to .
  3. You can reactivate whenever you want to. This is because Facebook will save some information like friend’s list, things and places you express interest in

 

SEE ALSO: How to delete WhatsApp account Permanently

Have you ever deactivated your Facebook account before? Why? Lets hear from you how and why you deactivated your Facebook account.

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