How to Deactivate Facebook Account?

We’ve all been there: your friend posts a link to a video on Facebook and you decide to take a look. But what if the next thing you read is that they have deactivated their account? Don’t panic! We’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about deactivating your Facebook account.

A Brief Guide on How to Deactivate Your Facebook Account.

To deactivate your account, follow these steps:

  • Go to your profile.
  • At the top of the page, click on Edit settings and select Change settings.
  • Click on an option like Apps or Apps & Games to find a box labeled Deactivate. You’ll see an option for “Stay logged in but not in use” or “Deactivate my account,” depending on what type of account you have and how many years it’s been active. If you want to completely remove yourself from Facebook entirely, select Deactivate My Account (this will take care of all other users’ information).

Click the Down Arrow at The Top Right of Any Facebook Page.

If you want to deactivate your account, click the down arrow at the top right of any Facebook page.

Next, click Settings and then Your Facebook Information.

Then select Deactivation and Deletion from the drop-down menu. You will see a list of all your accounts on this page:

  • Select Deactivate Account from here if you want to delete your current account (or change its name).
  • Select Continue if it’s not an existing account that needs to be deleted or changed.

Select Settings.

When you’re on your profile page, click the down arrow in the top right corner of your screen. From here, select Settings.

Click Your Facebook Information in the Left Column.

  • Click Your Facebook Information in the left column.
  • Click settings and select Account Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • In your Account Settings, click Deactivate Your Account or Log Out if it isn’t already selected (if you’re logged into your account, click Forgot Password).

Click Deactivation and Deletion.

To deactivate your account, follow these steps:

  • Click Deactivation and Deletion.
  • Enter your password again. You’ll be asked to confirm that you want to deactivate your Facebook account (and not just delete it), so make sure you type slowly and carefully! Also note that if you’re already logged into another Facebook account, clicking “Deactivation” will prompt a second confirmation step—but if someone else is using their computer right now with the same username as yours on Facebook, they won’t see this message because they’ve already logged out of their own account before starting this process.
  • Confirm again that no one else has access by typing “yes.” This ensures that no one else can access your personal information through this site or any other websites hosted by Facebook; otherwise they could potentially gain access through malware or social engineering tricks such as phishing emails disguised as urgent notices from banks or credit card companies asking users who haven’t paid their bills recently whether they’d like help paying them off immediately so everything gets straightened out quickly (which would probably cause problems down the road).

Choose Deactivate Account, then Click Continue to Account Deactivation and Follow the Instructions to Confirm.

To deactivate your Facebook account, you need to log in with the same email address and password that you used when signing up. Then click Continue to Account Deactivation and follow the instructions to confirm.

Enter your password again, enter verification code or answer security question correctly, then click Continue To Deactivate Your Account (Optional).

You Can Always Reactivate It If You Change Your Mind Later.

You can always reactivate it if you change your mind later.

To reactivate your account, all you have to do is log in and click the “Reset Facebook” link on the Settings page of your profile. Once you’ve done that, Facebook will ask for some personal information such as an email address or phone number so they can verify who they are sending this message to (and so they know how many people have requested deactivation). After providing this information, Facebook will send out an email letting them know that their account has been deactivated and when they’re able to reactivate it again!


We hope this quick guide has given you some insight into deactivating your Facebook account. The process is simple and it only takes a few minutes to get things done, but we also recommend that you keep in mind that there are always risks associated with online privacy. By deactivating your account, you’re giving up control over what happens with your data—so make sure that if at any point in the future you want access again, then just reactivate it!

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