If you do not think you’ll use Meta (old name is Facebook) again, deleting it permanently eliminates your profile, friends, posts and uploaded content. Unlike deactivating your account — which enables you to gain access to profile info again if you choose to come back to Meta/Facebook — as soon as you erase your account for good, there’s no option for recovery. When you send a demand to erase your account completely, all that’s left is to validate the removal.
- Completely delete your account if you have not currently done so. To do so, go to Facebook and log in to your account.
- Go to the “Delete My Account page.” The page will only show up when you’re visited to your account.
- Click the “Submit” button. Wait at least a day for the account to be erased. The system deliberately postpones the procedure in case you change your mind and no longer want to permanently erase your account.
- Visit to the e-mail account you used as your Facebook sign on name. You ought to see an account removal verification e-mail from Facebook.
What if I do not want all my material deleted, however I want to take a break from Meta?
According to Facebook help center, you can take a break from Meta/Facebook and temporarily deactivate your account. When you momentarily deactivate your account:
- People won’t be able to see or go to your Facebook profile.
- Your photos, posts and videos won’t be deleted.
- You can still use Facebook Messenger. Your profile picture will still be visible in your conversations and people will still be able to look for you by name to send you a message. You will continue to appear to pals on Facebook in places where they can message you.
- You can still use Meta/Facebook Login for your other apps, like Spotify, Pinterest or Games.
- You will not have the ability to use your Meta account to gain access to Oculus Products or your Oculus details.
- Pages that only you manage will also be shut off. If your Page is deactivated, people can’t see your Page or discover your Page if they search for it. If you don’t desire your Page to be shut off, you can give another person complete control of your Page. You’ll then be able to deactivate your account without shutting down the Page.
- You can pick to come back whenever you want.
Questions related to deleting a Meta (Facebook) account
Can a deleted Facebook account be recovered?
Yes, within 30 days after you applied for deletion of your Meta (Facebook) account, you can recover your account. To do this, simply log in to your account and click on the ” Cancel Deletion ” button in the deletion warning popup window.
How can I recover permanently deleted Facebook account?
If more than 30 days have passed since your request to delete your Meta account, your data will be deleted from the system FOREVER. However, if you change your mind and want to restore your account before that deadline, see how to solve that question in the previous answer.
Can I recover deleted Facebook account after 1 year?
There is a difference between an inactive account and a deleted account. If you simply deactivated your account, you can restore it after a year, or after 2 or 3 years. But a DELETED account is lost 30 days after deletion. Of course, you can’t recover such an account.
What happens when Meta account is deleted?
When your Facebook (Meta) account is deleted, all photos, statuses, videos, uploaded files, etc. are also deleted. In other words, everything related to your account is deleted.
Why does it take 30 days to delete a Facebook account?
This is due to several factors. One is the deletion process itself, which is strictly structured in the Meta/Facebook system. It’s also a protection against accidental account deletion. That is, even if a person deleted their account by mistake (or someone else did it for them), there is plenty of time to restore the account. In addition, there is a possibility that the person deleted his account out of emotion, but then calmed down and changed his mind. He will be able to get his account back. 30 days is quite enough for this.