Thinking about deleting your Facebook account? Is it because of privacy threat or maybe you’d like some time back in your life and simply want to spend less time online. Whatever your reason for ditching Facebook, you should know that deleting your account is a relatively easy thing to do.
There are two things, first Deactivating your account and second is Deleting it. The biggest difference between deactivating and deleting a Facebook account is that deactivating your Facebook account gives you the flexibility to return whenever you wish, while deleting your account is a permanent action.
Steps to delete your account-
- Tap on triple bar on right corner
- Scroll down to “Settings & Privacy” and tap the downward caret.
- Select “Settings.”
- Scroll down to the “Your Facebook Information” section and select “Account Ownership and Control.”
- Select “Deactivation and Deletion.”
- Tap on “Delete Account.”
- Tap on “Continue to Account Deletion.”
Keep in mind that messages you’ve sent to other people or posts you’ve shared with groups remain on Facebook even after you delete your account.
To Download your Facebook data-
- Select the down arrow on right corner
- Select “Settings & Privacy
- Select “Settings”
- Click on “Download Your Information.”
- Click view and make a copy of your data
For mobile app-
- Tap the triple bars in the right corner.
- Scroll down to “Settings & Privacy“
- Click “Settings”
- Scroll down to the “Your Facebook Information” section and select “Download Your Information“
- Make a copy and save it
If you do decide to download your personal archive, make sure to store it somewhere safe. It will likely be a huge repository of personal information you likely don’t want to share with others.