How To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

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How to permanently delete your Facebook account
Know what you are posting and who are you posting it to. I deleted my account details 3 to 4 years ago, but just found out it is still active in facebook. Step 4 — If it fails, try a different browser. Can I ever get rid of the old account??? Use common sense when this happens! I know what you mean petergf. You do however need to follow the steps above to deactivate and delete your account then wait the 14 days for the actual delete to take effect.

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How To Delete Your Facebook Account Permanently?

Learn how to deactivate Messenger. Remember, you'll need to have access to the email or mobile number you use to log in to complete the reactivation.

Learn how to permanently delete your account. I deactivated my account. How do I reactivate it? You can reactivate your Facebook account at any time by logging back into Facebook or by using your Facebook account to log in somewhere else.

Remember that you'll need to have access to the email or mobile number you use to log in. If you can't remember your password, you can request a new one. If you can't access the email associated with your account, learn how to reactivate your account. How do I permanently delete my Facebook account? What happens if I permanently delete my Facebook account? All power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. A deceased member's account can be memorialized or removed.

Delete Facebook Spread the word Need detailed help? Try the comprehensive step-by-step guide. Do not sign in to your account during this time unless you wish to cancel the deletion request. Revoke app permissions and delete the Facebook app from your devices. Consider an account deletion epitaph to notify friends of your departure. What Happens To Your Data?

Backup your data before deletion if you'd like a copy. You can still cleanse your Facebook presence for everyone else, Delete any sensitive content that you have posted. Then today, they disabled me again. So I started looking into how to just shut everything down permanently and never use facebook again. And continuing to use my photos, and keeping my email on file. I insist upon destroying everything rather than letting facebook have them.

There must be a way to do this. Would they do the same thing with a full deletion? Does deletion just make you invisible? I have a much better understanding of what facebook is about than I did when I first signed up, and would like to remove permanently nearly everything I have ever posted in my personal account. Now to your question…. The Delete Account process will actually tell Facebook to go and delete all your posts, photos etc… There is an exception however as stated in the Terms of Service:.

This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. You see, the terms say that your IP license ends when you delete the IP content or when your account is deleted UNLESS you have shared your content with other people and they have not deleted it….

Perhaps they are talking about messages you post on other peoples WALLS or perhaps they are talking about photos you have shared with other people.

My suggestion would be to try to get logged back in, delete everything possible on your account, un-friend all your friends, delete all your apps, then start the account deletion process. Someone used my email address for facebook I managed to deactivate it but can i make a new account with the same email address???

Wait 14 days then you should be able to use your email address to create a new user ID. If I want to reuse the username I used on an account I permanently deleted on another account, do I have to wait 14 days after request to delete account was made?

Is it still possible to reuse username? Yes, you can re-use usernames and passwords on facebook. You do however need to follow the steps above to deactivate and delete your account then wait the 14 days for the actual delete to take effect. Once that happens you should be able to re-use everything. Thanks for the person who helped me to delete my facebook account permanently!

By posting a procedure in this site. I dont think so. You can try the email address mentioned here in the comments but, your mileage may vary…. Because I deleted it earlier in the year and 3 weeks later it was still there. I am not happy at all. Does anyone know the reason for this? Or have had the same problem? S Yes I have followed every instruction above and everything has happened except for the actual deletion!!!

You could also try to send an email to them as I mentioned here: If we delete our facebook account, Do facebook still hold our database like photos, comments maybe for their internal research? Then delete your account. Fingers crossed I am out — or will be in 14 days My question is on false Facebook profiles. My son got hit with a false profile. We notified Facebook and it eventually seemed to disappeared from the web.

No email from Facebook — no word at all. What are the chances it has been permanently removed? Could it have been revived within the 14 day period? Can you explain what you mean by a fake facebook account? Did someone setup the account as your son or? Sorry — false profile might be local term. Then accepted friends without my son knowing — including relatives who thought it was real.

Later posted porn — racially offensive material. I sent complaint but could not discuss with Facebook. The page disappeared after a week but despite attempts by his school to track, the person who created it was never revealed. I am wondering if it was likely to have permanently deleted or just disabled and could be revived again at a later date. After many months of having followed the advice here to remove myself from facebook I received an unsolicited, unwanted, spam email from facebook.

The email address is: This is the first time I have received an email from facebook or facebook related, but apparently they do not remove the information they collected and still make use of it.

I may be wrong, but it appears that facebook will never get rid of a persons info. I wanted to delete my account and just deactivated by mistake thank you I remember when I deleted a myspace account awhile ago that was easier then this. I had to read two to three articles before I found a link to permanently delete my account and this is the one of those articles i consulted.

Even if I want to communicate with my best friend its not worth having this account to do so he has all my contact info already. I need to delete what is in the system and start over. Do you remember your Password? You should be able to reset your password as long as you remember what email address you used when you created the account the first time. I have permanently deleted my account.

Anybody has the same experience and if so, were you able to eventually re-use your email address associated with the account you were trying to delete?

I want to delete my Facebook. Or must I message the administrator s of these groups and ask them to delete them? She is still there. So I deleted her account; went through the entire rigmarole of the Deletion process much the same as you described above. After many attempts including a call to Cust. This is not in reply to any particular post, but to everyone who has visited this discussion, or posted to it, or who may be having problems accomplishing the deletion process that it addresses.

Using the instructions provided above, I successfully deleted my FaceBook account. The information provided in this forum is sufficient to accomplish that task. Thanks to groovyPost and its FaceBook gurus for helping me do this! As the experts in this matter have said, there are pitfalls that can cause your deletion process to fail, and I would like to offer a couple of things that might help prevent that failure. First, for Firefox users, there is an add-on for your browser that can prevent any connection to FaceBook, or any other service that you want to block.

Find it at http: Check it out and see whether it might possibly help you. Second, you might want to consider installing an IP blocker. IPs are the Internet numbers that belong to the web sites you connect to. Think of them as phone numbers for the Internet. Some sites are malicious, and will harm your computer. So it would be really good if you had a program for your computer that would simply block the numbers that are known to be bad, right?

And how does this relate to deleting your FaceBook account? The best way to do that is to block any and all attempts by FaceBook to access your computer.

Try the email address as I explained here: Another option is to use the password reset option at facebook. Reset your password, which will send an email to your email address then login, delete all your friends, messages, everything etc…. Would you mind taking a screenshot of what you see and post it in my forum? I have a new fb account now but show 2 accounts. Can I ever get rid of the old account??? I tryed everything to get back my old Yahoo email account back —someone must have put someone elses answer.

That is why I can into my old FB acount. Getting an email to a human at facebook support is a VERY problematic task. Yes, believe it or not I actually got a meaningful reply from this email address! My problem is , is that I lost my password for my old Yahoo email. I just want to get rid of the old FB account. My old FB account is connected to my old Email account. Will I ever be able to get rid of the old Fb account?? Hey thanks for the link your awesome!

I do not have access to email listed on facebook and I cannot log in to facebook because i forgot my password. You should try to get that email address re-enabled. Call the IT department from your old university and see if they will help. If not, you could try to email privacy facebook.

My guess is your out of luck. Either-way, please post back here and let us know what happens. Ok, I know this is a stupidly long shot. I created a separate facebook account for myself about a year ago because I thought you had to do this to make a group ha.

You might try to reset the password by going through that process then check all your email addresses. You might get lucky. Does that make sense? I would really appreciate any help! Once that is all done, follow the steps in this tutorial to deactivate then delete your account. It has been about a year since I deleted my Facebook account using the instructions provided here. After patiently going through the recommended process, my account was totally removed.

The proof of that success at eradicating my Facebook account came when I tried to log back in, and Facebook had no idea who I was. I even tried to remind them of my identity using my email address, password, and other clues, but they had completely forgotten me. The farther I can get away from Facebook, the better! Sorry if this is not the right venue for it. Just follow the instructions and use the help provided here, and you, too, can be free of this member-groping voyeur service.

Ah, your account may be innaccessible, but do they still hold the data about you on their computers? Do they actually delete the data or not? And if not, do they sell that data on?

I just deleted my account, and it never felt so good. America has been taken over by Facebook and reality TV, and it is a very sad, scary situation. Please have mercy on our pathetic souls.

Ian — Lol tell me about it. Just re-emphasizes the need to unplug and get back into nature from time to time. Well, I honestly did nothing more than point out their published policies and business practices.

Life may be too complicated for you without it. You are proof Darwin was right. Ian has you pegged. My account has been hacked…and when I try and sign in…it keeps telling me that my account has been temporarily deactivated…I cant even find my own account name on facebook when im searching anymore…does this mean that it is temporarily or permanently deactivated?

You should try to reset your password then. Even though I just found this it is still great info. Do they just put peoples names in there and wait for them to open account? Or did someone else open it? Any help is cool. Or it could just be a clever marketing ploy, the search results create a phantom account for you and all you have to do is sign up. Hi man, thank you for this post it was a great way of clearing doubts. I think i got it figured it out now, but I decided to comment anyway to at least show you some gratitude.

I have a band and we messed up by creating 2 different pages in the same account, one profile and one as artist, we tried to delete it all and start it over with different emails etc, but all we did was mess it up even harder, now we even got the links all wrong. But this was before i found your tutorial lol.

I tried to set up an official fan page which I think I successfully did. Then apparently I also set up a personal page using the same email. Is it my understanding I messed up and have to delete and start over to get just a fan page? I started a business account. I already had a personal account.

I now have 2 accounts of fb which is illegal — to them. I read in previous posts that in two weeks the email address will be free — but what about the business name? Are you able to change your Yahoo account to authenticate you using standard username and PW and not your FB account?

Thank You for saving me a lot of precious time I lost usinf FB. I am just curious does FB stores user data somewhere else so even I have deleted all stuff they own some kind of copies. If you read the terms of service on the Facebook website here: If you take a look at Section 2. I personally think that is pretty rare however.

That being said, we really need someone from facebook to help us define the use cases or scenerios it is referring to in order to properly translate exactly what they are saying in Sections 2.

There is a Firefox add-on that blocks connections between your computer and Facebook while you browse the Internet. I have both NoFace and Ghostery installed in Firefox and they work just fine. I find it much easier to use. One word of caution, though: Use common sense when this happens! Whats more worrying is that if you decide to delete your email address after deactivating facebook and the address gets reallocated then the new owner has full control over that the account linked to that email.

I also noticed my self being sucked into arguments on certain groups I would join, by the trolls that joined for that reason only!

I am sure I can spend my time in a much better way, and in a much better place, ie. What ever the day brings, it has to be more productive, than the last 13 months wasted on face-book! The platform that our website is built on requires email entries for comments. This is for 3 reasons: There is a database of spammer email addresses that automatically have comments deleted. So you can be emailed if someone replies to your comment. If you have a gravatar set up it will display next to your comment as your icon.

What about just deleting Pages? Some websites makes it really easier. I just used a very good one: Wow, never thought of it till I read this but I think I have a subconscious facebook addiction! But anyway my question, can your friends or just people that like to bug still message you during the 14 days it takes to permanately delete your facebook?

Friends can send you messages and all sorts of stuff however it will not impact your permanent facebook account delete. One personal suggestion however…. Just a quick question. You see i was just recently hacked and now i have no control over my gmail and facebook. I made a new email and password. So once my account gets unlocked i will be able to log in. Me or a different me? Or would i log on to me, but none of my posts and comments and other things and friends not be saved.

Well and which ever one it is how will i know that they arent going to do it again. I mean i dont want to keep getting hacked when the only thing i do on facebook is a game. Well, you really are not in a good place. Getting hacked online has to be one of the most stressful things that can happen to a person. Hopefully you are able to get access back into your gmail account and your facebook account asap before more damage is done.

You might try to contact privacy facebook. If you want more tips or questions about security, try to post your question in my security section of the forum here: Many thanks for this vast amount of work you had to do.

This issue is by no means confined to Facebook, where at least there is a way to extirpate its clutches. Derek — It was my pleasure! Thanks for the great feedback and all the great comments on the blog recently. And your right, Facebook is just one of many sites you need to think twice about sharing personal information. Take a read at another groovyPost here where I talk about a few other services: My husband thinks I did this on purpose so I could get back on FB, so I would really like some help here.

Many thanks for your post! Facebook Account Deletion Lawsuit Blog information — http: Or will those emails be deleted from their inbox because my account no longer exists? My question is, how do you actually check to see if your account was in fact deleted? That is, without trying to log on. He is livid that they would do that. You should always check the termination policies of sites like Facebook first.

For a nice blacklist I usually check http: Facebook, with its ever changing policies, is greylisted at the moment. It worked but I lost all my contacts. Could you please tel me what I have to do. Hard for mi to open facebook aplication ME never sain in my mail and password i try many times and never access please wats happen. I had changed the email address associated with my account, but it looks like Facebook keeps the old emai address also.

Does anyone know anything about this, and how I can remove the old email accounts from my FB account? Do you owe her money or did you steal her cat or something? No, I just dont want people finding me on FaceBook by seaching for me using an old email address.

I thought I signed my soul away with them. Pheww…wiping sweat off forehead: Is that suppose to happen because I want my facebook account totally gone but it keeps showing up. Reminds me of Windows: The click to chose the option in the first place would not do. Facebook forces their mobil view upon at least iPhone users. It is amatter of respect a cookie which can store a choise to use the ordinary full site view.

Since iPhone is very capable iin presenting full size web pages it is the better option imo. But Facebook forces you back to the mobile view after clickin the main links up on the left side. Yes I have been bug reporting about this a couple of time but with no result. Do i check the email alert opt out, or will that just allow me not to know when people have tagged me etc? Basically i dont want to permanently delete, however i dont want to be tagged or have my wall written on etc.

I have deleted my account on facebook, but i am still getting emails from it, I know i have deleted it permanently because when i tried to reactivate it, it says that no account has my email address. Does anyone know why this is happening? And how i can stop it, because their emails are getting really annoying. If your account was deleted, the emails should stop. Obviously thats not the case which is really interesting…. What I would do is send an email to privacy facebook. Second thing I would do is setup a filter rule on your email and send emails from facebook.

I asked facebook to permanently delete my account, follow all the procedure that is showed on this blog but now, after four months my account is still there on facebook! Even the option to add me as a friend and to send me a message.

Even thinking about suing them as that seems to be the only way to acctually get respond from them. What can I do to delete my name from that disgusting site? Not sure if this was already asked so I apologize if it was. I deactivated my facebook only to realize a week later that I had used my facebook login to create an account on Flickr. I use flickr very often and am disappointed that my only option may be to reactivate my Facebook to be able to use flickr.

Is there anyway to keep using flickr without my facebook login or will I have to start over with Flickr? And would you happen to know whether or not my flickr account is even still there since I deleted my FB?

That being said, if you did use your facebook account to login to Flickr, the 14 day timer to delete your account has been deactivated so you will need to go through the steps I listed above again to delete your account.

Thank you so much for this post. I finally deleted my facebook account and this is the best thing done in a very long time.

Your very welcome Suzana! Thanks for the feedback and I hope to see you around the site now with all your new free time! I have a super old fb account I need to delete. However I no longer have access to the original email address because it expired. I was still able to log into facebook with the expired email and my password and I completed the deltetion request. My question is will the account still delete even though I will not receive the confirming email?

Michelle — Yup your fine. No need to have access to the old email account. If you logged in and went through the delete process you should be fine in 14 days — deleted that is. One more quick question for you- Does the 14 day delete period start the same day you submit the delete request or does it begin the next day?

I just want to ensure I wait long enough before checking to make sure the account is gone. Michelle — Just to be safe, I would wait a full 16 or 17 days personally just to be safe. The facebook process is a bit of a black box. Be sure to subscribe to our Daily newsletter for a daily dose of groovy tips! Thank you soooo much for this info. Thank you again and a lot of my friends will find this very helpful as FB is really out of control now.

Thanks for the feedback Markous. I just wanted to share my experience of supposedly deleting my facebook data and pages. I have not succeeded! I followed a procedure identical to that you describe. I waited months and thought it was gone. The link on google took me to a website yasni dot com. When I click on the facebook link it takes me to my former facebook page which says: It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.

The URL of the page is of this format: From the original google image page I found a direct link to the icon of me which is on the website http: This shows that they are still making public an icon of a photo of my face from facebook.

However an icon of a photo of my face IS available. Maybe to lure friends to join facebook? Hi Mickee — thanks for the heads up. Wow, 4 years is a long time. What did you do? Did you delete your account?

I have tried for the last year to get rid of my facebook account. I was under the impression that when you deactivated it, as long as you did not log in, the account would delete after a few weeks. Thanks for this article, hopefully I have got rid of the dreaded facebook account. Seriously Never Again will I be dumb enough to get a profile with facebook again. I should also add that I deleted all my friend network and changed my name.

Kayla — my pleasure. Welcome to my blog. Hope to see you around in the comments on other articles! Dude you are the only one who gave the correct info! D have a nice day. And if she deletes them now during the deletion pending phase will that somehow trigger my account to become active again?

OR does this just mean they can use the videos if they choose to? Mamabear — Great questions. You have nothing to worry about. Although you sent the video to your friend that will not impact the 14 day timer and then account deletion. All it means is that after your account is deleted, Facebook still has the right to keep that video you sent to your friend on facebook until they delete it.

Nothing to worry about. Please Help deleting this fake profile. If you are a Dj or something and no longer care to keep your page open or just want to erase your history of posts, comments, likes…etc. You will not be able to see the walls or status updates from anyone who has a regular page, and you can only reply to your fans — IF they comment on your status! State Attorney Chief and any other official place. I created a profile so I could create a business page.

But I now want to start over again and still be able to create a business page using the same business name. If I delete the page will I be able to create it again using different parameters and no link to my personal page?

Or do I also have to delete the personal Business page? I am so pissed off to see the FB plugin everytime I go to other websites. I consider this a gross invasion of privacy. Also clear your cache stated earlier and history, and cookies. Thanks for you assistance BTW. For Windows users, clean up the registry.

In the top left, click on edit, find. It will find plug-ins, hit delete key, confirm deletion. Hit F3 to continue the search and delete all reminences of FB. Hi — Thanks for the tip DaddyBird. Just a note however to those less technical. When you go into the Registry, be very careful. Just search for backup here on groovyPost for a few articles on backing things up just in case you have an issue.

I am just trying to help. I know how frustrating it can be. Thanks for all you do. Technology changes faster than I can type this message. I used to be a technician, years of experience. I am now disabled and have time to figure things out. There are so many things that could have caused this. None of this should effect your email unless it has already been compromised. You may contact me: Fucked by my Girlfriend. Can i gain access to my profile with my old ID?.

Even though you complete the process of not going on facebook for 14 days. All your fb messages are still on all your friends inbox messages. Minus your picture and name but still what you wrote to them. And which in doing that actually takes everything off fb including the fb messages. Now, i wish i never actually fully deleted it.

ALSO… When you search your name on google. You are still there. I followed your instructions to delete my FB account and I am waiting for it to be permanently deleted after 14 days. I want to know if the content that will be deleted includes also the messages and chat conversations we sent to other FB users.

Otherwise, will they still be able to read what we sent them even if we delete permanently our accounts? Hi Mimi — Actually, I think if you sent anything to another user on facebook — messages, photos, etc… — that data will not be deleted. If you read the terms of service on facebook, it says this specifically IE: You grant them a license in perpetuity for the data you send to other people.

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After 14 days, your account and all your information will be permanently deleted, and you won't be able to retrieve your information. It may take up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete all the things you've posted. If you delete your account: Facebook delays deletion for a few days after the request is made. If you log in during the grace period, the deletion is cancelled; You can’t regain access to your Facebook account once it’s deleted; It can take up to 90 days for your data that’s stored in backup systems to be deleted. Facebook can be a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family but, for some people, the constant bombardment of updates, messages, likes, pokes and advertisements can all become a bit overwhelming, not to mention highly addictive.