Permanently delete Facebook Account

All of you who are on Facebook (which would be more than 90% of the audience I assume), have you ever wanted to get off Facebook, for good… like delete all your stuff, photos comments etc.  and be gone from Facebook forever, for any reasons – maybe privacy, lack of interest or whatever?
So then what do you do?
You go to Account Settings > Security and from there, you select Deactivate your account option and you get the following options:

Select  any one of the options and then, check the boxes next to Groups (to change them into closed groups), if you are the sole owner of a group and the one next to Delete applications, if you are the sole developer of any app.

After doing all these things, when you click on Confirm, It will ask you your password and a security check (captcha code)

after doing these, your Facebook account will be “deactivated”.

BUT, what is this!!, whenever you will log in again in the future with your username-password, your account will be reactivated and all the data (photos, comments etc) will be intact as you left it. means in reality nothing will be deleted and you information will still be with Facebook even after de-activating your account.

Well so how do we really get off Facebook ?

Here’s how:

Go to this link:      Delete Account

It will show something like: 

Click on Submit.

This will result in your account being Deactivated for 2 weeks, which  means Facebook will retain you data with itself for two weeks – in case you change you mind and decide to go back then you can still log in within 2 weeks and all your data will be intact.

But, if you really do want to delete your account then you should not use Facebook in any way for 2 weeks after clicking on submit. you should check for apps on your mobile or browser (or any 3rd party apps) and disable them from logging you in automatically. If the account is unused in any way during that period of 2 weeks then the account will be permanently deleted and all the data linked to that account will be deleted too and so you will be off Facebook for good.

After deactivating you account, since you won’t have anything better to do,You might invest your time in some creative stuff.( like reading my blog lol 😀 )


The above mentioned method is the official method for deleting your Facebook account, for further information on this, visit:

Permanently Delete Facebook Account


About srivassumit

IT Professional, nerd, music lover, Gamer.

Posted on October 30, 2011, in Tips n Trics, Try this at home and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow, thanks for the steps! I never knew it was possible to completely delete a Facebook account. I’m not sure if I’m ready to take the big step and delete my Facebook because I think it’s a great way to keep in touch with people. I recently wrote a post about Facebook. Would love for you to read it:

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