How To Deactivate Facebook Account In 5 Easy Steps (2020)

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to deactivate Facebook account in 5 Easy steps. If for any reason you feel you no longer need to be on Facebook, then this article is for you.

We will also show you how to permanently delete your Facebook account in easy steps, if by any means you want to deactivate your account permanently.

If your Facebook account has been hacked, and you think that the hacker is using your account to defraud your Facebook friends, then we shall show you in details how to deactivate or delete a hacked Facebook account. Just read this article till the end to learn all this.

Also Read: How To Change Facebook Password In 5 Easy Steps (2020)

Facebook could be an amazing place to be, especially when it comes to staying connected with the persons that matters most to us.

With Facebook, you can easily see the activities or your friends and even share your own activities with the world. The fun is actually endless.

However, there are times when the pressure becomes too much on us that we feel we can no longer be on Facebook. Believe me, some persons are of the view that Facebook has caused more harm than good. They may be right about it.

So without spending more time, let’s dive right into it to learn how to deactivate Facebook account temporarily in easy steps.

How To Deactivate Facebook Account In 5 Easy Steps

Before proceeding with how to deactivate Facebook account, its pertinent we first clarify an issue – the difference between deactivating and deleting Facebook account.

Also ReadHow To Recover Hacked Facebook Account In 5 Easy Steps (2020)

Facebook account deactivation is a temporal way of pausing your Facebook for a while, while deleting your Facebook is a way of permanently erasing all your Facebook information. While a deactivated Facebook account can be restored, a deleted Facebook account can’t be restored.

To deactivate my Facebook account, simply log into your Facebook account, go to menu and to settings, then chose manage account and then deactivate my account. It’s as simple as this.

The above is the summary of how to deactivate fb. But for some readers, they will want a more detailed step on how to do this. And for that reason, lets take a more detailed approach on that.

Step 1

Start by logging into your Facebook account via this link. If you are on your Facebook account already, then you can skip this particular step.

Step 2

Locate and click on the downward facing triangle or gear button Screenshot 273 in the top right corner of Facebook homepage to display the settings’ menu.

Step 3

Click on the settings and Privacy tab, and then on Setting as shown below

Screenshot 274facebook-settings-and-privacy

Step 4

Click on the Your Facebook Information.  On the page that displays at the right-hand side of Facebook information category, click on Deactivate and Delete option as shown below

Screenshot 309facebook deactivation and deletion

Step 5

Click on the Deactivation and Deletion option to get to the next page. On the next page, select Deactivation and hit the continue button to Deactivate your Facebook account as shown below

deactivate facebook account

Once you click on the continue to account deactivation, you will be taken to the page where you will be required to input your Facebook password. Put your Facebook password there and click on continue to finalize the deactivation process.

So you see, how to deactivate my Facebook account couldn’t be more simple with the steps that we have shown you above.

How To Delete Facebook Account Permanently

There are many reasons a person may choose to delete Facebook account permanently. What ever the reason may be, I will show you how to delete Facebook account permanently immediately.

Whether you want to learn how to delete Facebook account on phone or Pc, the process is basically the same. To do it, simply follow the steps below.

To permanently delete my Facebook account, simply log into your “Facebook account”, go to “menu” and to “settings”, then chose “manage account” and then select “delete my account”. Put your Facebook password and hit continue to delete Facebook account permanently.

The steps involved in deleting Facebook account is almost the same with deactivating Facebook account. On the step 5 above, simply check the delete option rather than the deactivate option to start deleting your Facebook option.

If you have followed this guide, you must have learned how to deactivate Facebook account temporarily by now.

How To Delete Hacked Facebook Account In 2020

If your Facebook account has been hacked, and you fear that the hacker might be using your profile to do bad things, there are ways in which you can easily recover your Hacked account.

To learn more about how to recover hacked Facebook account in 5 easy steps, Read our complete guide on it here

If you still insist on deleting the hacked Facebook account, simply do the following.

First visit the Facebook hacked account portal through this link. When you are there, select the option that best suits the problem that you are facing.

Click on that and hit the continue button to continue to the next page. On the next page, follow the onscreen instructions until you are finally able to delete your hacked Facebook account. It’s as simple as this.

So you see, how to delete hacked Facebook account is quite a straight forward step. Once you follow the screen prompts, the hacked fb account will be deleted quickly.

In this tutorial, we have discoursed extensively on how to deactivate Facebook account temporarily, and also on how to delete fb account permanently.

We have equally added one bonus tips on how to delete hacked fb account, so as to put an end to any activity that the hacker might be doing with it.

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Eze Elekwachi

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