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How to Deactivate a Facebook Account

teaches you how to temporarily remove your Facebook profile from Facebook, though you'll be able to return to it simply by logging in. This process is different than permanently deleting your Facebook account.

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    Open Facebook. This is a dark-blue app with a white "f" on it. If you're logged into Facebook, opening it will take you to your News Feed.
    • If you aren't logged into Facebook on your Android, enter your email address and password and tap Sign in to view the News Feed.
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    Tap . It's in either the Bottom-right corner of the screen (iPhone) or the top-right corner of the screen (Android).
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    Scroll down and tap Settings. Skip this step for Android.
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    Tap Account Settings. It's either at the top of a pop-up menu (iPhone) or toward the bottom of the  menu (Android).
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    Tap Security. This tab is near the top of the screen.
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    Tap Deactivate. You'll see this option on the far-right side of the "Account" tab, which is near the bottom of the "Security Settings" page.
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    Enter your password, then tap Continue. Doing so will take you to the deactivation page.
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    Tap a reason for deactivating your account. If you tap the Other option at the bottom of the section, you'll need to type in a reason for deactivating.
    • If you want Facebook to reactivate your account automatically after a week or less, tap This is temporary. I'll be back. and then select a number of days to keep your account deactivated.
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    Tap Close if prompted to take separate action. If your selected reason is deemed fixable by Facebook, you'll receive a pop-up messaging with an alternative (optional) action; tapping Close will remove this pop-up.
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    Opt out of email notifications and/or Messenger if you like. To do so, simply tap the boxes next to Opt out of receiving future emails from Facebook and Keep me signed into Messenger respectively.
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    Tap Deactivate. It's at the bottom of the page. Doing this will immediately deactivate your account.
    • You may be asked to enter your password once more before the deactivation occurs.
    • You can re-activate your account by logging back into Facebook the next time you open the app.
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    Go to the Facebook website. It's located at https://www.facebook.com/. If you're already logged into Facebook, this will take you to your News Feed.
    • If you aren't logged into Facebook, enter your email address (or phone number) into the top-right corner of the screen and click Log In to continue.
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    Click ▼. You'll see this icon in the top-right side of the Facebook page, just right of the ? icon. Clicking it will invoke a drop-down menu.
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    Click Settings. It's toward the bottom of the drop-down menu.
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    Click the Security tab. You'll see this option in the top-left side of the page, just below General.
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    Click Deactivate Your Account. It's the last option in the middle of this page. Doing so will expand this option to display more information about the process.
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    Click the "Deactivate your account" link. This option is just above the Closebutton.
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    Type in your Facebook password. You'll do this in the text field near the middle of the page.
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    Click Continue. As long as your password is correct, doing so will take you to the deactivation page.
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    Click a reason for deactivating. You'll do this in the "Reason for leaving" section near the bottom of the page.
    • If you want Facebook to reactivate your account automatically after a week or less, click This is temporary. I'll be back. and then select a number of days to keep your account deactivated.
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    Click Close if prompted to take separate action. Depending on your selected reason for leaving, Facebook may recommend that you log out or add friends instead of deactivating your account.
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    Review the exit options. Before deactivating your account, you can check or uncheck the following options:
    • Email opt out - Check this box to prevent Facebook from sending emails to you.
    • Messenger - Deactivates Facebook Messenger as well. If you don't check this box, people will still be able to look you up and send you messages through Messenger.


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