Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Completely Delete Facebook

How to Completely Delete Facebook 

Start typing in the letters "dele" into Google and you'll see "delete Facebook account" as a top suggestion. Whether it's to alleviate privacy concerns or avoid digital distractions, more people are trying to figure out how to fully disconnect themselves from the social network giant that we live and breathe.

deletion is not the same as deactivation. You can deactivate your account at any time, which means your Timeline and information will disappear from Facebook until you reactivate your account. When reactivated, your information is restored.

Deleting your account means you can never, ever access your account again, and you won't be able to retrieve any of your content or information.

Most of your personal data, like your email and mailing address, is removed from Facebook, but some information, such as messages and photos, may remain on its server for "technical reasons." 

1. Back up your Facebook information.

Download a copy of your Facebook data

Save photos, contact and birthday information and other data you'll need while your account is still running. Once your account is deleted, this information will be inaccessible.

We recommend downloading a copy of your Facebook data, which comes in the form of a ZIP file consisting of all your posts, including photos and videos. Here's how:
  • Click on the padlock icon at the upper right-hand corner of your Facebook.
  • Select "See More Settings."
  • Click “General,” the first option in the menu.
  • Click “Download a copy of your Facebook data.”
  • Finish by clicking “Start My Archive.”
Once the ZIP file has downloaded, save it in a safe place on your computer or hard drive.

2. Turn off your apps on Facebook

Turn off apps on Facebook

Once you've changed your form of login in the apps, it's a good idea to remove and disable them in your Facebook settings to be safe:
  • Click the downward arrow at the top right-hand corner of Facebook.
  • Click "Settings."
  • Select "Apps" in the left-hand column.
  • Remove each app on the list by clicking the "x" next to it.
  • A pop-up will ask you to confirm the removal of the app. Check off "Delete all your [app name] activity on Facebook. This may take a few minutes." Now, hit the "Remove" button.
  • Then, click "Edit" (this is to the right of "Use apps, plugins, games and websites on Facebook and elsewhere?")
  • Click "Turn Off Platform."
By turning off the platform and removing the apps, information about your apps cannot be recovered, and your user ID will no longer be shared with the applications.

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