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.
Alright, you ready to permanently delete your Facebook account?
All you need to do is click on this icon in the upper right-hand corner and then click here and then all we need to do is put the word delete in there and basically we’re going to click on this first one, how do I permanently delete my account. It’s going to tell you why not to do it, but what we want to do is click this link right here, fill out this form. And then click the delete my account.
Now what’s going to happen you have to put your password in and then you have to put in the captcha, I can’t even read that one. So we’ll go ahead and put this one in and then hit okay. Now it comes up with this screen, basically it says that you’re permanently deleted within 14 days, if you login the account you can cancel the request.
But that’s how simple it is.
Now to make your job a lot easier I actually put the link in the description that’ll take you right to the delete page, but before you go I’d really like to hear why you’re leaving Facebook, put it in the comments below, I’m looking forward to a good laugh. And don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel.