How to: deactivate Facebook

deactivate facebook

Facebook allows you to ‘deactivate’ your account, or effectively, put it in cold storage.

By going through the deactivation steps as detailed below, your profile will not be accessible, though if you have commented, liked or been tagged on other Facebook profiles, a remnant of your Facebook profile may still be visible to others.

If your account is ‘deactivated’ you can resume it at any time, by simply logging in again.

If you are certain you never want to use your Facebook account again, we have detailed the steps to permanently delete your account.

Step One

Click on the settings logo, to the right of the screen. Deactivate Facebook account step1



Step Two

Select “Account Settings”. Deactivate Facebook account step2



Step Three

Select “Security” on the left hand side of the screen. Deactivate Facebook account step3



Step Four

Click on the “Deactivate your account” link at the bottom of the Security Settings panel. Deactivate Facebook account step4



Step Five

Fill in the details on this page Are you sure you want to deactivate your account?, paying particular attention to the Email opt out: tick box at the end of the page. Deactivate Facebook account step5



Step Six

Fill in your password Deactivate Facebook account step6



Step Seven

Enter the letters into the ‘Captcha’ box Deactivate Facebook account step7



Step Eight

You will receive an email confirming the deactivation. To re-activate the Facebook account, simply click on the link in this email, or go to Facebook and login. Deactivate Facebook account step8



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