Thinking of deactivating or deleting your Facebook account? This is a follow up on my post Freedom From Facebook in which I promised to share a few things about the process.
I’ll have to admit that I made up my mind: I didn’t just want my account to be on hold but instead I wanted to permanently delete it. So deactivation was not an option for me. If you are not ready for this permanent step, follow this link to deactivate your account.
For all others, please continue to read on…
- Once you have made up your mind: quit over-thinking if you really want to delete your account or not.
- Disconnect all apps that are connected to your FB account.
- Download any photos, posts, etc. — the ones you have not stored anywhere else but want to keep.
- Before you continue with point five, check all your devices, phones, computers and logout of your Facebook account on each of them (I’ll explain, see point 7)
- Stop looking for this well hidden page. Here is the link to start the process. It’s real simple!
- After you clicked on “delete my account” you will receive an email from Facebook telling you: If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request.
- During the next fourteen days do not click on any link that will go to a Facebook page. Resist it, just in case you have forgotten to logout from your account on that particular device, phone or computer. And, under no cirumstances, login to your Facebook account — because then you will need to start the process all over again (remember the words in the email you received)
For some this social media is the connection they keep with friends and family all over the world. For others it is a means to spread messages they find important. While to others it can become a burden or even an addiction; and still for others, like me, it just isn’t their cup of tea 😉
YOU decide what’s best for you and yours!