How to Close Facebook Account

How to deactivate or delete your Facebook account

How to close your Facebook account
How to close your Facebook account

How to Close your Facebook Account

This hub is going to show you how to close your Facebook account. Everyone knows that Facebook is the #1 social networking site in the world. There are literally millions and millions of people on the site. You can 'friend' anyone from co-workers, long-lost relatives, old high school friends, old boyfriend/girlfriend-you name it. It is obviously a great place to re-connect with friends or family members you haven’t heard from in awhile, or stay closer to the ones that you see almost everyday.

Reasons why you might close your Facebook account

Why would you want to terminate your social networking account? It is such a great social media tool that you would think it’s rare for someone to do it. But there are indeed some people who have had just enough, and some of these reason may be but are not limited to:

  • Some people that request you may not really be friends. These people requesting you may just be acquaintances and the only reason why they requested you is just to be nosy and try to know about what’s going on in your life. Do you really want these types of people 'friending' you?
  • Posting excessive pictures. You may be tired of seeing everyday someone post a new picture of what's going on in their life. Sometimes you might find it to be fun and cool seeing what they are experiencing, but if it's constantly everyday you might start to think people are just being vain and do not want to deal with it.
  • You are tired of reading people’s annoying news feeds. Every time you log on you notice someone’s annoying new score on FarmVille, MafiaWars, SongPop, or some other facebook integrated game. Or they may rant how badly their day was, and looking for some reassurance which you really don't care to give them, or see how other people cater to their beckoning call.

Well, there might be numerous reasons to call it quits, and I only named a few. But there is a solution if you want to close your account. But first, there are two ways to end your account: delete your account or deactivate your account.


How to deactivate your Facebook account

If you deactivate your account, your profile and information will be instantly inactive. Your timeline and information will be removed from Facebook. Your friends won't be able to find you or your stuff. Your information will not be lost however, and you will be available to recover whenever you so choose.

Step 1: Click on Gear Icon on top Right corner of main Facebook page and Select Account Settings

Step 2: Click on Security Link on Left hand side

Step 3: Click on Deactivate Link

How to deactivate your Facebook account video

Facebook Dating

Are you leaving Facebook because you're looking to find a friend but can't find one? Or are you looking for a possible relationship but having difficulties?

You could try sign up and try Facebook dating and see if you can find someone to chat with and see if you have any similar interests.

Who knows? You might find someone special.

How to reactivate your Facebook Account

If you have deactivated your Facebook account but have decided you want to come back? Sure, no problem. All you have to do is log back onto your account, no questions asked.

Can't remember your password? You can request a new password here: request new facebook password.

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

You also have the option to delete your Facebook profile permanently. If you want to do that you can follow this link on Facebook to delete

But there is a chance if you decide you do not want to really delete your profile and lose all of your pictures and information. Facebook gives you a 14 day period to not log-on. If you do log-on, all if forgiven and your profile is saved. But you if do not, your information will be lost for good.

I hope you found this information useful if you are indeed wanting to close your Facebook account. Or, if you just wanted a good laugh to see some of the reasons why someone would ever fathom it!

Comments 233 comments

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evolveasite 6 years ago from United States

there making a movie based on facebook


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John Alan 6 years ago from Florida Author

oh really? I'll need to look into that... that seems interesting. thanks for the comment.


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evolveasite 6 years ago from United States

yeah i believe its called the social network

here's the trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afs7SSaUuXg


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evolveasite 6 years ago from United States

also thanks for following my hubi really appreciate it


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John Alan 6 years ago from Florida Author

no problem, they seem pretty informative-and I like that!

and thanks for the link!

Feel free to follow me, too :)


twist 5 years ago

this way is true????


neethu 5 years ago

close my account


sandipan.dutta@yahoo.com 5 years ago

pelise closec


jaisnitu@yahoo.com 5 years ago

plz close my facebook account writh now


Ali Ali 5 years ago

He is wroing. From account settings you have to find the tab on the left options which says "privacy" and then chose one of the given options under "privacy".


disha,sunknale 5 years ago

its soooooooooooo good


Alin 5 years ago

How i can close my fb account in this new interface?


Fifa 5 years ago

Just click the like that he gave


baldev vishawkarma 5 years ago

close my account


baldev vishwakarma 5 years ago

close my account


sekhar kumar naik 5 years ago

block my acount


Hope 5 years ago

Thank you very very much for your great help and clear article ^_^


samudra 5 years ago

close my account .plz.


samudra 5 years ago

close my account soon


rara 5 years ago

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jesslon dias on moblie 5 years ago

want to facebook on moblie


bibipang 5 years ago

i want close my facebook


praveen kumar 4 years ago

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jayanta 4 years ago

I want to close my account permanently.


adrekni.dsouza@gmail.com 4 years ago

close facebook account


raju mahanta 4 years ago

close my account of facebook


asha 4 years ago

close my account


xhani 4 years ago

I want to temporarily disable the site,

but when I klokoj to deactivation option appears not to table the other options, why?


pejuang sook 4 years ago

adding friends and friend requests


naphisa khan 4 years ago

I don't like 2 use it so...i am closing my account for a few months plz accept this request..


sarithakoutam 4 years ago

I want to close my account that's it plz accept this request


kalpana 4 years ago

close my acount


Sujit pal 4 years ago

Plz,close my account for sign up new account.


Liezl 4 years ago

I want to close my sister account she is deceased, i don't have her password i need some help please.


shunji lian 4 years ago

i want to close my account.


ajay 4 years ago

i want to close my account


rajigopal76@gmail.com 4 years ago

i want to close my account


rajeswarigopal 4 years ago

i want to close my face book account


kassy_kassim@yahoo.ie 4 years ago

I have an old account i wish to close it please ...

due to I do not remember if i changed the email address in it as well don't remember the password ...

please help here if possible ASAP will appreciate it ...


Debbie lay 4 years ago

I want to close my face book account now


biha 4 years ago

can i use my email again to open a new facebook account after i permanently deleted my previous one?


adrekni.dsouza@gmail.com 4 years ago

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uttam singh kushwaha 4 years ago

my facebook account permanentaly deleted


sneha 4 years ago

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alejandra 4 years ago

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EZAJ AHMAD WARSI 4 years ago

ezajahmad99@gmail.com

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sanjay swami 4 years ago

pls close my account from face books on this E mail address,-ho_purchase@balajeegroup.com.

Thanks.

sanjay swami.


namal peiris 4 years ago

close my acount


wdungctxh 4 years ago

Can you help me, I don't find out the Deactivate Account to select.


SUBHASH KUMAR 4 years ago

close my account


sukhbir kumar 4 years ago

close the face book account


ashwini surwase 4 years ago

plase close my facebook accout.


nickcoward 4 years ago

thanks alot


ramyashree v kulkarni 4 years ago

plase close my account


Carol Doran 4 years ago

I want to close my facebook acct. Your above link leads NOWHERE!!! GRRRR...! I can't stand you people that power trip and make it difficult for us to make a choice. I choose not to be bombarded by so much insignificant dribble of other people I don't even know. So, would you mind terribly emailing WORKING instructions to close my Facebook acct.?

would appreciate it,

Carol Doran


bill huffman 4 years ago

close my account


azi sababi 4 years ago

i wen a close my facebook


ajaykumarjhas@yahoo.com 4 years ago

close my facebook account


kalabenjha@yahoo.com 4 years ago

plz close my facebook account


James oneal 4 years ago

Facebook is used by the scum of the earth to research and steal peoples identities, my situation is especially heaniouse. I don't want these scumbags stalking me gaining information inpersonating my old friends, or even kn


GEEEEEZ! 4 years ago

This site tells you how to do it yourself. It does not offer to DO IT FOR YOU!

What a bunch of can't spell, string-a-sentence-together, reading comprehension challenged RETARDS!


olivia 4 years ago

plz close my facebook accont


alfredo 4 years ago

these people at facebook make me sick, what a bulshit service and how we have been so idiot to follow this shit!


sayan 4 years ago

plz close my account


nunakore 4 years ago

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balupalay 4 years ago

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azrien aziz 4 years ago

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Lakhvir Sharma 4 years ago

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mohd fazil 4 years ago

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fazil 4 years ago

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fazil 4 years ago

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Jim 4 years ago

They should add one to the list, the constant attempts of friends to set you up on dates with their friends. I hate blind dates, sorry I just do.


tanaya 4 years ago

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Rutuja 4 years ago

Hey! plz close my fb account b'coz of sme reasons plzzzzzzz


kailash kumawat 4 years ago

closing my facebook


Rohit kumar 4 years ago

I do not like facebookacoun.


adueilawrence 4 years ago

i want to close my acount because i have broblem


karthirk 4 years ago

i don't like


kalyan chatterjee 4 years ago

pless close my facebook profirle


indhumathi 4 years ago

plz close my account


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Woah, weird comments up above. Anyhow John, my current problem is that FB deactivated my acct months ago and I can no longer even access it. I'm going to give your suggestions a try...in reverse. I want my account back, and it seems your ideas may help me.

Somehow!!??


Grady 4 years ago

SERIOUSLY. Read the guy's article again!

He's not offering to close your account!!

"plz permanently close my facebook account"

How the hell is someone else going to close YOUR facebook account? What's the matter with all of you? Follow the instructions and your account will be closed, DURRRRR?!

"This site tells you how to do it yourself. It does not offer to DO IT FOR YOU!

What a bunch of can't spell, string-a-sentence-together, reading comprehension challenged RETARDS!" by GEEEEEZ!.

TOO RIGHT!


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Thanks for making me feel like sh*t, Grady. I don't know if your comment was aimed in any way at me, but your words have almost caused me to lose faith in humanity.

Try kindness rather than criticism-offer suggestions instead of insults.

John's work here is not some sort of offer to "do it for you," I agree, however your words are unnecessarily cruel.


Chrissie 4 years ago

I have been through the process as instructed and still can't find the deactivate account link. I have also tried going onto privacy settings. Still no deactivate account!!


amit 4 years ago

Close my account.


poojaadhikari7@gmail.com 4 years ago

plese close my facebook ID.


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Leave John alone, for God's sake! Find out how to do this yourselves!


esingine@facebook 4 years ago

PLEASE CLOSE COMPLETELY MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, AM NO LONGER INTERESTED.


suriya 4 years ago

plz my account is close helph...................


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itakins 4 years ago from Irl

This is brilliant information - I have been desperately trying to delete my FB account for ages - must give it a go asap.Thank you.

Love all these comments - priceless!


Anthony 4 years ago

somebody have imitate me on the facebook, how do i want to deactivate the facebook account..plz help me teach me how to close the person profile...


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

God, you people are NOT paying ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!

John, let them know what this Hub is really saying!!!


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ericsomething 4 years ago from Charleston, SC and Riverside, CA

john Alan, there are quite a few reasons to dump a Facebook account, and I've done it a couple of years ago before starting a new one.

But these comments! I get a lot of similar ones on my Wordpress blogs, and they're generated by bots. Comment spam. i know I get more on-crack comments than I do actual readers on one blog. Just doesn't add up any other way. i know my "delete" finger gets *itchy* after wading through a bunch of them.


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Comment spam? Never heard of such a thing. ericsomething, the comments here are absolutely absurd, obviously by the bots you mentioned. Or are they? Real folks can be pretty stupid, In my opinion.


sara aleem 4 years ago

i am forget my facebook passward and also forget my yahoo account

so how can i close my facebook account


saroj nikose 4 years ago

plzzzzzzz close my facebook account


Olivia Naluyobya 4 years ago

I want to delete my facebook account.


lorlie6 profile image

lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hey Olivia, you may want to delete your facebook account, but I want you to REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS HUB!


Vinay vinnu 4 years ago

Plz block my facebook account


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

I have deleted my facebook account 3 times. During the deleting process if there was and there was activity from another poster, my account status returned to activated. I give up and just don't go there anymore

great hub

voted up!!!!!!!!!!!!


crystalina 4 years ago

closeing becuse some one hack it


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Oh, my. That's all, folks...


rakesh agrawal 4 years ago

plz close my facebook account rakeshag


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Not another one...I give! REALLY!


RAKESH AGRAWAL 4 years ago

Please close my facebook account.rakeshag3


riyamol 4 years ago

plz close my facebook accout


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hilarious, now.


Ramachandran susheel kumar 4 years ago

please close my facebook account


kathryn lynch 4 years ago

someone else is using my fb.I want to close my fb


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hey John, are you getting a kick out of this? ;)

I surely am!

=^O^=


umesh thakur 4 years ago

close my account


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Haha.


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panangipalli.ramgopal 4 years ago

panangipalli.ramgopal@gmail.com

pls close above account


zeeshan 4 years ago

close my face book acount


purnima saikia 4 years ago

i want to closed my acount of face book


debalina 4 years ago

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dattatray pardeshi 4 years ago

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rabi 4 years ago

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nikhil bhagwatkar 4 years ago

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saumya champati 4 years ago

close my facebook account


bianca machado 4 years ago

please close my facebook account.thank you


sawasthika chathurangani 4 years ago

plz close my face book account


jessy thandra 4 years ago

block my account


mxosakhi 4 years ago

Please close my late brothers facebook account,hes no more and i dont have his password.hes username was gudlabatshakazi nempelesi mxo


emp9 4 years ago

hey dumb people they will not close your account ,they show you how to do it. and even if they did how would they know your id ,when you just ask to close your account. bozo's


bobbi yul 4 years ago

wow i have to say, even if lots tried before, people should read before asking...how many times the same question. Seriously, wake up and think, its not in a thread whith comments that someone will desactivate ANY account. Everyone should know that. And boy funny to look at even if it's that pathetic. Not to be continued, I hope.


noel batac 4 years ago

please close my acct on fb as soon as possible......i don't know how to do it....tnks


knayana297@gmail.com 4 years ago

please close my account fb


dhanpreet 4 years ago

close my account


shaliniameen@gmail.com 4 years ago

wow i have to say, even if lots tried before, people should read before asking...how many times the same question. Seriously, wake up and think, its not in a thread whith comments that someone will desactivate ANY account. Everyone should know that. And boy funny to look at even if it's that pathetic. Not to be continued, I hope.


navdeep.hardeep@yahoo.com 4 years ago

plz close my fb account


Prince Banerjee 4 years ago

dear sir,

please close my facebook account as soon as poosible.

thank you.


Felicia addison 4 years ago

Close my facebook account


Gajanan nayak 4 years ago

Plzzzzzzzz..... Close my facebook account


Suvajit Sarkar 4 years ago

I want to close my facebook account immidiately because it has hacced


ambika 4 years ago

pls close my account


ketansoni 4 years ago

pls close my account


pawan solanki 4 years ago

Close my account


ajmisuleka 4 years ago

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shivangi 4 years ago

close my account forever


immu m attikuni 4 years ago

close my account


Sandra serrano 4 years ago

0


Ramya renu 4 years ago

close my account


naveed 4 years ago

close my account


Nagaveni Devaraj 4 years ago

Close my account


dhrumilkpatel@yahoo.com 4 years ago

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Manoj jaiswar 4 years ago

Pleas Close my face Book Account totally shut please.........


Richard 4 years ago

Wished your instructions worked. When I got to General Account settings, there was no option to delete my account. Very disturbing.


smart.tina07@yahoo.com 4 years ago

please please please close my face book account as soon as possible


kalyani porwal 4 years ago

pl closed my account


Hasil 4 years ago

Bon Bon kaya ha


arindam datta 4 years ago

My old facebook caount clouse. And new caount open


arindam datta 4 years ago

my face book acount close.


pauline reis 4 years ago

please deactivate my account remove me from facebook completely


omkarprasadghritlahre 4 years ago

please deactivate my account remove me from facebook completely


sayyed hasnat 4 years ago

forgot my password


bhuvana 4 years ago

pls close my account


Jacklyn 4 years ago

Pls close my facebook account.


Chetan Gaikwad 4 years ago

Pls close my facebook account


chhogaram 4 years ago

Pls close my facebook account


Rahul Jain 4 years ago

please closed my id rahuljain270@ymail.com


tejashree naik 4 years ago

i want to close my account right now


mary 4 years ago

i have 2 accounts i want to close on facebook and one i want to keep.for my others do not have password or id and had another email address at that time


namrata jadhav 4 years ago

I want to close my accouunt right now

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shanti single 4 years ago

please close my account


sonapriyadarsini 4 years ago

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sevanthi shan 4 years ago

pls close my account


kshitij 4 years ago

close my account


thakare_2007@yahoo.co.in 4 years ago

i want to close my facebook account


ram.ddlj@gmail.com 4 years ago

i want to close my facebook a/c thank u


Ahmad massih 4 years ago

i do not like facebook due to i custome with facebook i have close it so take my time i want spent my on learing


ram 4 years ago

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karan kokane 4 years ago

i want to close my account


4 years ago

i want to immediate close my account pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease


sanjay chourey 4 years ago

close my acconut


sanjay chourey 4 years ago

close my acconut


ibrahim zourob 4 years ago

i want to closed


mohdzaki 4 years ago

I WANT CLOSED AND OPEN NEW ACCOUNT


abhishek 4 years ago

close my account


Hammad Khan 4 years ago

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roy 4 years ago

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AROOJ AWAIS 4 years ago

I HAVE MY TWO ACCOUNTS.WHEN I OPEN THE FACEBOOK THEY CANNOT ASK MY ID OR PASSWORD.AND DIRECCTLY OPEN FACEBOOK.WHY?


sharif zam 4 years ago

plz close my facebook sharif zam


prithvi.gaikvad99@gmail.com 4 years ago

i want to delete my account


nurul islam 4 years ago

i want to delete my account


ramask2011@gmail.com 4 years ago

plz close my facebook account.


abinayasrim 4 years ago

pls cloce my fb account


laddu narendar 4 years ago

piz close my account for weasting my time but plllllllzzzzzzzzz close

thank you

narendar.


pratapnaidu 4 years ago

close my face book account


saminamirza58@yahoo.com 4 years ago

i close my account facebook


Lijalinimahali2rocketmail.com 4 years ago

I want to close my facebook account.


sammy austin 4 years ago

please close my account! I can't sign in to facebook!


rajsandy 3 years ago

because, my friend is not intersted chatting with me & me not able to make a friend.


diya 3 years ago

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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria

want to delete your Facebook just login open the url https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account


tanukuiswaryamadhuri 3 years ago

delete facebookacount


Janardhan H S 3 years ago

Request for close my account .


vidykarprinters@yahoo.in 3 years ago

I have no time to facebook please close the my account


3 years ago

c yasser rade


itishree mahapatra 3 years ago

plz cilose my face book account


iemah yahya 3 years ago

i want.... close my facebook


supriyachinni 3 years ago

plz close my account


ramesh prasad 3 years ago

Please help me closed this account, thanks


bikki 3 years ago

plz close my facebook account.


sarita bandeka 3 years ago

please close my Facebook account


3 years ago

please close my fb account


sonam 3 years ago

Please close my fb account


Sandhya 3 years ago

Please close my Facebook Account


suresh rai 3 years ago

Hi guys it's over. I'll close my account. ... so 4 every body


suresh 3 years ago

Plz.. Close my account


khushbu 3 years ago

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Selphie B 3 years ago

Hi guys it's over. i'll close my Facebook account, so yea SORRY n TQ


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pramila4priya@gmail.com 3 years ago

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linujelisa@gmail.com 3 years ago

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shonalisharma807@yahoo.com 3 years ago

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sadiqullahtotakhil 3 years ago

i want to close my facebook account

please........please close my facebook account

tnx


sarjerao patil 3 years ago

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mee 3 years ago

thanks for this information i closed my f b a/c


nivedita 3 years ago

thankyou 4 d info.. :)..i l close mah account soon :o


naja. 3 years ago

i want to close my Facebook account


ezma 3 years ago

please please close the account ezma magi


divya 3 years ago

i want to close my account


jui 2 years ago

Please close my Facebook account for forever


Jahir jahir/zahir mugal 2 years ago

Please close my facebook account complitly


Nikita raj 2 years ago

Plz close my Facebook account


ELAKKIYA 2 years ago

i want to close my sccount


sumit chatterjee 2 years ago

some one has entered into my account. i am not quite adept in it. i only know mu id : chat sumit2005, pass word is not known to me. i am in receipt of a call from my friend that something wrong with it. hence, please close it permanently.feel free to cal at 09830222623. xtreem urgent.


adityathite99@gmail.com 2 years ago

a have not using to fb

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