How can I permanently delete my Facebook account right now?

By | March 23, 2018

I know that there are many reasons you may want to permanently delete your Facebook profile. The reasons may be personal to you but still it’s good to have a reasonable reason to permanently delete your Facebook account. If I may ask; is it as a result of hackers? The reason is best known to you being the owner of the account.

Facebook may discourage you to delete your Facebook account permanently; they do provide the option to reconfirm your request of deleting your account.

Step 1: Backup all of your data

First of all, it’s time to backup all posts, videos and photos. Click the “bottom arrow” in the upper right-hand corner

Go to ‘Settings’

In General Account Settings, Click ‘download a copy of all your Facebook information’, download archive.

Step 2: Delete your account

Click the “bottom arrow” in the upper right-hand corner, account settings, click security on the left menu, then click delete your account.

Note that you’ll also be asked to give a reason why you’re deleting your account. That’s why it is advisable to provide a good reason. Now all your Facebook information will be de-indexed but will be able to be easily restored back.

Step 3: Delete your Facebook account

Click on the “lock” icon in the upper right-hand corner, click the “magnifying glass” icon and then search for “delete”.

Step 4: Click on the result near the bottom that says “How do I permanently delete my account”. Now scroll down till you see the “Let us know” link. Click the delete my account. Enter your password, submit captcha.

Hit OK. That’s it. Your account will be deleted permanently. Here is the link to permanently delete your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account. Click the link and you’re good to go.

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