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How to Delete My Facebook Account Permanently Immediately

Updated on December 10, 2015

If the question on your mind is - 'how do you terminate facebook account permanently?', I'm assuming you have already tried deactivating it and somehow it was still there!

In this article I’ll try to help you actually delete your facebook account permanently, forever, once and for all!

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Facebook is a great way to connect with your loved ones, old classmates, relatives etc.

But after a point, it gets addictive and you want to go back to connecting with people in person instead of virtually. Facebook’s privacy policies also have been a big problem.

According to a study, facebook causes hundreds of divorces every year. Apart from the above mentioned problems people may have some personal concerns of their own because of which they might be looking for ways to delete their account from facebook.

So how exactly do you delete facebook account?

The clever guys at facebook have not provided a direct option for people to delete their accounts permanently. Yes, they do provide an option to deactivate a facebook account on your ‘Edit profile’ page (see screenshot)

Deactivate Facebook Account

How To Deactivate your Facebook Account:

  1. Click the account menu
  2. Choose Account Settings
  3. Select Security from the left-hand menu
  4. Click on "Deactivate your account"

If your account is deactivated all your information is instantly made invisible to your friends as well as non-friends. No one can view your photos, timeline, status updates etc even if they had been posted as public. Also, you are wiped off facebook search.

The downside of this approach is that facebook still keeps a copy of your information on their servers just in case you decide to come back. So when you do decide to terminate your facebook account do make sure you download all your data from facebook.

If you want to know how to delete facebook account permanently immediately it's a little twisted. That is what the rest of this article will help you with.

When you are following the steps to deactivate your profile, facebook will try to keep you from doing it by showing you pictures of your friends and showing the message “Your friend xyz will miss you, are you sure you want to quit facebook?”.

Don't fall for that. You have made up your mind, haven't you?

Follow these steps to permanently delete your facebook account along with deleting your facebook friends, apps, groups, prictures, videos etc.

How to Delete Facebook Account Forever

You must understand that even if you just deactivate your account and don’t access it for 2 weeks straight the account gets deleted. But there is a quicker way of doing it. Just follow this link and fill out and submit the form (shown in the screenshot below).

A Word of Caution About Deleting your Facebook Account

At all costs, refrain from logging into your facebook account for the next few weeks.

If you have signed up on any websites using facebook in the past, try not to access them for a few weeks to avoid accidental login into facebook.

Apart from the two points mentioned above, you are all set and your facebook account will be wiped off the face of the web! However, taking into account all the security and privacy allegations facebook has faced so far I wouldn't be too sure about facebook actually deleting all my data from its servers.

So now that you know how to delete facebook account permanently immediately are you really onto it?

Please share in the comments your reasons for quitting facebook and if this article really helped you with it.

Here is a step by step video explaining the process to delete your Facebook account

© 2012 Pankaj Chobharkar


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      nandha nandu 3 years ago

      I don't interested face book I am closing face book account

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      maqsood 3 years ago

      I want to clloz face book aacount

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      ruhi 4 years ago

      i really want to quit fb ;(

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      mahi 4 years ago

      thanks to awair related to facebook.i get a lot of information to this page i have come to know about disadvantages of facebook if we not know how to use facebook properly.thanks for the wrriting this information.

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      Dave 5 years ago

      This is like a monster from hell!

      I hit deactivate now and it requires me to put a password, which it won't accept!

      Any help on this?


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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      good that you left early! thanks for the comment..

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      Smith, if you log into your facebook account after you've deleted/deactivated it, it'll be back... try not logging in for at least 14 days...also, if you've used facebook signup on any website, don't visit those websites for 14 days..

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      after you deactivate your facebook account you have to avoid logging in for at least 14 days.. try that and it'll be gone forever!

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      you are right..relationships take the worst hit.. I wish the selective sharing feature of facebook was rolled out earlier.. thanks for commenting,..

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      thanks for voting and sharing..shared your hub - Save money with an internet phone at home...

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      Pankaj Chobharkar 5 years ago from India

      thanks for appreciation infobrowser..checked out your hub on funny facebook pages..good work! inspired me to create roundups of cool facebook pages to like..publishing soon.

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      WretchedRapture 5 years ago from California, USA

      Great hub. I'm sure this will come in handy for a few users. I left Facebook quite some time ago due to their sketchy privacy policies and the fact that I constantly found myself distracted while trying to write, study, and do my school work. Voted up and useful!

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      I have used both methods and FB account remains.

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      lieur 5 years ago

      this is great tips . in time ago i was try to delete facebook but that only deactivate not deleted. but with this tips i can try again later

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      kayyluh 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting the hub it was very helpful! I know so many people want to just delete their accounts because of the new timeline that soon everyone must have. Relationships do start to have issues because of facebook, I know I've had them. I have been looking into deleting my account so I might now! Thanks for the trick:) voted up and useful!

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      onthegrind 5 years ago from Florida, United States

      I think a lot of people could benefit from this in various situations. Thanks for writing this. Voted up and useful, and SHARED.

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      Infobrowser 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the useful hub! I have heard how shady Facebooks privacy policies are and I think it's always a good idea to do a proper job of deleting any web account that is no longer wanted. This article has been neatly put in a conveniently concise manner.