So you’re permanently looking to delete your Facebook account? And you probably have a million reasons to do so. You might hate Mark Zuckerberg, you’re sick of being invited to everyone else’s Facebook games like Candy Crush, Farmville, Coasterville, and every other “ville” that’s out there.
You might be lucky like me to have your own Facebook stalker… yeah. Well, it really doesn’t matter the reason why you’re quitting, in the next few minutes I’m going to show you how to backup all your personal data and permanently delete your Facebook account forever.
Ok, now before we delete our Facebook account what we’ll want to do is backup everything that we have, so all of our photos, video, and all the posts. And it’s really simple to do that. You come up to this little gear in the upper right-hand corner, mouse down to account settings, and once you’re there just click on this download a copy of all your Facebook data. And you can click this button, download archive. Basically what it’s going to do is save a file to your desktop that has all that information there; it’s really, really easy. Just a quick note: if you have a lot of information on your Facebook Account this might take a little bit of time. Now the next thing I’m going to show you is how to deactivate your account. This is really simple, come up to the gear, click account settings, over to security here, and then deactivate your account. Now, you’ll put the reason why you’re deactivating or leaving for a period of time. You can go ahead a click one of those. It’s always going to put up a little dialog box and try to convince you to stay, but you don’t need to do it you can just click on it and hit confirm, you put your password in and it will deactivate your account, it will be de-indexed, all that other stuff. But all the information is there and anytime you want to restore it all you’ve got to do is log into Facebook and it will restore your account.