Before you go ahead and remove your Facebook account from existence, you may want to backup your information from the company’s servers.
Facebook has a tool tohelp you download all your data in one manageable ZIP file.
You can download your information from the “Your Facebook Information” page in SettingsFire up a browser and head to your Facebook Settings page .
Click “Your Facebook
Information” and then select the “Deactivation and Deletion” option from the list of settings available.
Tick the box next to “Permanently Delete Account” and then click “Continue to Account Deletion” when you’re ready to proceed.As one last security step, you have to enter your password before you can delete your account. Click “Continue” after doing so.
Even though Facebook claims to remove everything, if you’re a bit more paranoid about previous status updates, photos, and posts sticking around, you can remove everything before deleting your account.
One final message from Facebook informing you that in case you change your mind, the company will hold onto your profile and data for 30 days. Click the “Delete Account” button to proceed.
That’s it. Facebook will sign you out and return you to the “Log into Facebook” page. Even though you have chosen to delete your account, there is still a 30-day window to reactivate your account.
Facebook does this in case you have a sudden change of heart and do decide you want to keep it after all. Simply head to Facebook and log in with your email and password to reinstate your account.
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