How Do You Delete Your Facebook?
Social networks can be a lot of fun, but at some point you might want to know how do you delete your Facebook. Maybe you're no longer productive at work because you're on Facebook all the time, or when you see a hammer you realize you need one for Farmville, or it could be something more serious, such as evading a stalker or worries about privacy. It's easier to just deactivate your Facebook account--the company keeps all your information intact for when you decide to go active again--but if you're serious about cutting that cord, deleting your account is possible.
- Log on to your account. You have to be signed in to delete your Facebook.
- Click on "account" in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. When you click on it, you will get a list of options; click on "Help Center."
- Look under the "top questions" list along the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the option "How do I permanently delete my account?"
- Read about three-fourths of the way down the page. If you're still sure you want to delete your Facebook, click on the hyperlinked text that reads "Submit your request here."
- On the page labeled "Delete My Account," click on the "Submit" button. A pop-up window will appear.
- Enter your account password in the box provided in the pop-up window to delete your Facebook. Then enter the captcha text in the box provided. Click "Okay."
Facebook will deactivate your account for two weeks. If you sign on in that time period, you have the option of reactivating your account. If you don't sign in again, your account will be deleted.
If you have any photos or brilliant notes or other information you wish to save, or if any of your friends with strict privacy settings have them, download them to your computer before you delete your Facebook. You won't have access to the information once you click "Submit."
Be absolutely sure you want to delete instead of deactivate. Those Mafias take a long time to build; it would be a real chore to start again from scratch.