This article will be detailing how to delete your Facebook account. It sounds a bit weird that someone will want to delete their Facebook account. But after the whole saga that's going on with Facebook and Cambridge analytical. One would understand if someone decides to temporarily or permanently delete his/her Facebook account.
If you have no idea on what happened, then let me briefly let you in on the details. Cambridge analytical was reportedly hired by President Donald trump's campaign team in 2016. In order to gain access to over 50 million Facebook users and influence the American voters behavior by identifying their personalities.
The social networking giant Facebook have not been hacked, if that is what you were thinking. Facebook routinely gives researchers access to user's data for academic purposes. Users of Facebook also give their consent to this when creating a new Facebook account.
In light of this new revelation. It's not surprising that some people are taken necessary measure to protect or limit what they now post on Facebook. While some are going all out to temporarily or permanently delete their Facebook account.
How To Temporarily Delete Your Facebook Account
If you would like to take a break from Facebook until the heat from the Cambridge analytical saga dials down. Then it might be best for you to just temporary deactivate your Facebook account. The Temporarily deactivated account can be reactivated at a later time, or maybe never.
Deactivating your account will just temporarily disable your name. This will exclude your name from all of things you've shared, liked and commented on. Although, your name might still appear in a few places.
- Log In to Facebook account.
Click on Settings
Tap on General
Click on Manage Account
Tap on Deactivate
Input your Password and Click Continue
Your Facebook account have been deactivated.
Note: If you you want to reactivate your Facebook account at anytime. All you have to do is Simply Log In . Boom! Your Facebook account is back
How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
If you are using Facebook, and have been for more than a year or two. Then chances are you have a lot of activity on your account. From posting of statuses, commenting on posts to uploading photos. All your activities are currently sitting in Facebook's servers. Even the IP addresses you have used to log in to your Facebook account have all been saved. Along with alot of others stuffs you have no idea about.
So it is advisable to download your Facebook data from Facebook before before you begin this process. Although, i doubt you'll be need such data. But it is better safe than sorry right ?
Alternatively, you can use a chrome plug-in called Social Book Post Manager to delete multiple Facebook post at once or just delete everything.
To delete your Facebook your Facebook account, you will have to visit the Facebook Deletion Page. Facebook doesn't like people permanently deleting their account so there is no way to access the deletion page from the settings menu.
It can take up to 90 days for all you data to be fully erased from Facebook's servers. But it will unavailable from the moment delete your Facebook account.
The Facebook and Cambridge analytical ish have made me reevaluate not just what i post on Facebook, but twitter an other social networking sites in general. You should too. You should also ask yourself if you're okay with having your information out there. Some information you have no idea are out there.
It will surprise you to know the amount of information about you Facebook has in their possession.