how do you completely delete your facebook?

United States
December 31, 2012 7:07pm CST
i was trying to delete my facebook completly so that i could make a new one but i did not want to change my email address to do so. the problem i ran into is when you click on deactivate it only deactivates it and deletes you off of everyone elses but the problem there is you can not make another facebook using the same email address because it tells you that you already have a facebook and that if i want to reactivate my account all i have to do is sign in like normal. that is not what i want to do so i am here to see if anyone else has experianced this or if anyone knows what i am doing wrong and what i can do to fix it.
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6 responses
• United States
1 Jan 13
I had to dig for a bit to find it as well. (They really want you to stay with them, don't they? ) The link to do so is in the Help Center. After you send in the form, you have to stay logged out for 14 days or it will re-activate. At the end of the 14 days, it gets deleted. Here's the link to delete your facebook in the Help Center: http://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674
• United States
1 Jan 13
OMG who are you telling lol i looked and i looked for about an hour on how to completely get rid of my facebook. i agree they hide it so that you will never leave thank you so much for that link i will definately be doing that a little later when i feel like dealing with the facebook again lol. that helped me out a lot. i debated for a while about starting this discussion but i am glad that i did and i am glad to have mylot here for things just like that when i cant find it i always hope there is someone out there that has done it or knows what i can do. thank you again i really appriciate your help with this and am glad i can finally deactivat this and start over with a a new facebook
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• United States
1 Jan 13
lol, you're very welcome! Glad I could help. Come to think of it, somebody on mylot had to tell me I could delete my account before I actually found that page too. It's way too inaccessible. They want you to stay FOREVER.
• United States
1 Jan 13
me to that is why i like mylot because i would have never found that if it wasnt for you lol i would have went and made a whole new email address just to start over new and fresh. yes they do want you to stay forever but haha there are people that are above that and that will find there way out
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
Your account will never delete. I know so many who have done this, and it will deactivate you, but not completely delete you.
• United States
1 Jan 13
that is the exact problem i was having and it is so annoying that it wouldnt let me because if i created it i feel like i should be able to delete it. plus if you are deactivating it because you were hacked into then it does no good to deactivate it because they can still get onto your facebook and reactivate it for you. i am not sure if it will work but ^^ allyoftherain ^^ has a link there that i am going to try later tonight or tomorrow so that i can deactivate and delete my account and start over new.
• United States
1 Jan 13
There is a delete feature. It's hidden, but it exists. I've used it.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
I would email Facebook and explain this to them then. It may be a seperate issue, I think they have this feature because so many would get rid of their account then resign up and it's just packing their database up.
• India
1 Jan 13
Go to below link: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account it will ask you for login. Please login with deletable account. It will ask you confirmation for Delete or cancel.
• United States
1 Jan 13
thank you for that link i will definately have to check that out a little later when i have a little bit more time
• United States
3 Jan 13
thank you for the link this one works
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
1 Jan 13
Well, even though I never had the idea of ??wanting to delete my Facebook account, I believe, however, that there is a way to do it. Now, from what I could understand in your own thread, your problem is not being able to activate a new account, because when you enter your e-mail address, the system recognizes that you are still active, and therefore allows practically to restore your old account. If it is not really possible, I advise you to create you a new account using a different e-mail address (ever if you have more than one).
• United States
1 Jan 13
i have actually heard of a lot of people that wanted to delete their facebooks lol but there are many reasons as to why people decide to delete their account. i do not have more than one but i guess i could make one but i would rather not have to do that if it is possible and it seems like i have links that will prevent that but thank you for the idea and if the links do not work that is what i will do
• United States
1 Jan 13
Good Luck
• United States
1 Jan 13
have you tried this before and it did not work is that why you said good luck? well a have 2 links i can check out so if that is the case and you have tie before and couldnt then maybe you can try one of those links
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
1 Jan 13
Here in my cafe when someone has asked me to help them delete a facebook acct. We can never find where. So what we do is open up another hotmail email address and switch the facebook acct to that address. And since we will neve ruse that email address. We are then gone basically from facebook. Not sure why facebook wont just have a delete button. Happy new years...
• United States
1 Jan 13
i never actually thought about doing that lol thank you. if you look father up in the comments it is the first one there is a link there that is suppose to lead to the place where you can delete your facebook incase you ever decide you want to do it again.