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How to Close Facebook Account

Updated on March 4, 2013

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!

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      adityathite99@gmail.com 3 years ago

      a have not using to fb

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      sumit chatterjee 3 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.

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      ELAKKIYA 3 years ago

      i want to close my sccount

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      i want to close my account

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      please please close the account ezma magi

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      naja. 4 years ago

      i want to close my Facebook account

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      nivedita 4 years ago

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

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      mee 4 years ago

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

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      Janardhan H S 4 years ago

      Request for close my account .

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      tanukuiswaryamadhuri 4 years ago

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      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 4 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria

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

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      diya 4 years ago

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      rajsandy 4 years ago

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

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      sammy austin 4 years ago

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

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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?

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      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

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      mary 5 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

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      sayyed hasnat 5 years ago

      forgot my password

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      omkarprasadghritlahre 5 years ago

      please deactivate my account remove me from facebook completely

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      pauline reis 5 years ago

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      arindam datta 5 years ago

      my face book acount close.

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      arindam datta 5 years ago

      My old facebook caount clouse. And new caount open

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      Hasil 5 years ago

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      kalyani porwal 5 years ago

      pl closed my account

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      smart.tina07@yahoo.com 5 years ago

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

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      Richard 5 years ago

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

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      Manoj jaiswar 5 years ago

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

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      Suvajit Sarkar 5 years ago

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

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      Gajanan nayak 5 years ago

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      Felicia addison 5 years ago

      Close my facebook account

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      Prince Banerjee 5 years ago

      dear sir,

      please close my facebook account as soon as poosible.

      thank you.