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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:16 PM

Bookmark this: How to permanently delete your Facebook account

Link: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-delete-your-facebook-instagram-twitter-snapchat/

Wired / March 12, 2018 / Gordon Gottsegen and Josie Colt
"How to Make a Clean Break with the Clingiest Social Networks"

Facebook
Now, to permanently delete your account, you'll need to learn where the delete option resides. The easiest way to find it is by clicking the "Quick Help" icon in the top-right corner, then the "Search" icon. When you see the search field, type “delete account.” You'll see a list of search results. Click on "How do I permanently delete my account?" and Facebook will give you the obscure instructions to “log into your account and let us know.” In this case, “let us know” is code for “delete my account,” so click on that link. From here, the final steps are clear: Enter your password and solve the security captcha, and your request to permanently delete your account is underway.

Yes, you read that right—it's just a request. Facebook delays the deletion process for a few days after you submit your request, and will cancel your request if you log into your account during that time period. You know, just in case you change your mind. It's crucial that you don't visit Facebook during this waiting period. Delete the app from your phone.

If you want to delete your account but don't want to lose all your account information, download all your crucial data first. The information you can download includes everything from the photos and statuses you post, to the ads you’ve clicked and the IP addresses you’ve used. The list of what’s included is extensive, but you can view it in its entirety here. Also, due to the nature of this data, you’ll want to keep it in a safe place.

To download your account, go into Settings> General Account Settings > Download a copy of your Facebook data and then click “Start My Archive.” When your download is ready, Facebook will send you an email with a link to download. For added security, this link will expire after a few days, so download it quickly.


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In a nutshell, here's the link to delete your FaceBook account:
https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhelp%2Fdelete_account

(Facebook will demand proof that you really are the owner of the account, so be ready to answer a few questions.)

Further down this Wired article you'll see instructions for deleting Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and a few others.

After many years of pretending I never had a Facebook account, and never having visited FB for 15 years, I finally deleted my old account yesterday, using these instructions. I got a nice feeling of accomplishment in doing it too.
Take that, Mark Zuckerberg!


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Reply Bookmark this: How to permanently delete your Facebook account (Original post)
FakeNoose Jul 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #1
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #2
left-of-center2012 Jul 2018 #10
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2018 #3
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #5
oasis Jul 2018 #4
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #7
oasis Jul 2018 #8
George II Jul 2018 #9
Enoki33 Jul 2018 #11
sellitman Jul 2018 #12
yortsed snacilbuper Aug 2018 #13

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:25 PM

1. Took about a month for it to disappear.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:34 PM

2. Yes there's a 2-week grace period, in case you change your mind

They've got it all figured out. I'll probably never get off their spam email list.
I just make sure I never click on any of it.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:32 PM

10. I never get spam from FaceBook

Been there about 5 years.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:37 PM

3. I opened an account in 2003

to watch a friend's video. Never used it again. Yet over the years I get weekly emails about how "alot has happened on Facebook since you last visited", and emails suggesting people I might know. It's actually creepy how often they really are people who I do know, and sometimes it is through work and I have no idea what Facebook must be spying on to be able to connect us.

When it was in the news a few months back about how much they were collecting about everyone, I was going to download my info and delete it. But Facebook wouldn't let me log in without providing a picture and all the personal info that I never would give before.

So that account still sits unused. Unless there's a way to delete without submitting my picture and all my info.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:43 PM

5. Same with me - never used it - but got all their spam anyway

I clicked on the link above (the one provided in the Wired article) and it allowed me into the account to delete it.
FINALLY! Luckily I was able to answer the questions and prove that it really was my account.



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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:42 PM

4. Screw Zuck for the negligence which aided Trump's "victory". The

entire organization can crumble to dust for all I care.

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Response to oasis (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:45 PM

6. Yes - he's suddenly not a billionaire any more

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:55 PM

7. His stocks are plummeting as we write.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:58 PM

8. Zuck'll need to chuck those tee shirts and get outfitted with

grown up business attire for those job interviews he'll be forced to go to.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:31 PM

9. Thanks. I've been wanting to do that for a while, didn't know how to do it.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 02:43 PM

11. Thanks. Done.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 11:30 AM

12. I suspended my account 2 years ago

Deleted the APP off my phone.

I get no spam. It's there if I ever need it but for all intents and purposes it dead.

It's a nice compromise.


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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 07:41 AM

13. kick

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