Facebook has become part of our daily life. We tend to update everything that we encounter throughout the day. For some people, it is a way in which they can reach out their long distance friends and remember birthdays easily. For many others, it is a way they can express themselves through photos, quotes, status messages etc.
However, at times we might feel like taking a break from it or perhaps quit it completely, in order to enjoy “real world” instead of “virtual world”. Almost all of us know how to deactivate our Facebook account, but do we all know how to delete it permanently. Before getting into the details of the procedure, it is important to know that we can keep a backup of our entire Facebook data, before deleting it.
How can we Backup our Facebook data?
It is always a good idea to keep a copy of your Facebook data before deleting your account so that you can refer to it in future if you feel like. Below are the steps to do so:
- Log in to your Facebook Account.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on the General tab.
- Click on “Download a copy of your Facebook data”.
- Click on “Start My Archive”
- Enter your Facebook account password.
- Click on Submit.
- Click Start My Archive in the Request My Download box.
Facebook will send the copy to your registered email ID after collecting all the data from your profile.
How to delete Facebook account permanently?
Below are the steps to delete Facebook Account permanently:
- Log into your Facebook account.
- Go to Help Center.
- Go to Managing Your Account.
- Go to Deactivating or Deleting Your Account.
- Go to How Do I Permanently Delete my Account.
- Click on Let Us know.
- Alternatively, You Can Visit this link.
- Click Delete My Account.
One crucial thing to note here is that if you deactivate your account, you can reactivate it anytime you want and access all your data.
However, once you delete your account, you cannot sign in again and your data will also be gone. Therefore it is a good idea if you download a copy of your Facebook data before deleting the account.
Once you delete your account it takes 90 days for Facebook to process your request. It deletes your photos,videos,posts,likes,messages,comments etc. Though other people will not be able to see your profile on Facebook during this deletion process, your Facebook Friends can still see the messages and pics etc that you have sent them via chat because it is part of their profile as well.