Wednesday 16 May 2012

How to Delete your Facebook account

I'm sick and tired of Facebook, and its endless notifications, etc. I don't care any more about who posted a new picture, or likes this or that status update. So I decided to kill my account. Turns out, however, that Zuk wants to make that seemingly simple process more difficult than it ought to be.

It's a two-step process. First you must deactivate your account. Log in, go to your Security Settings page, and deactivate your account. That means that your profile immediately disappears, and that people on Facebook will no longer be able to search for you. However, the messages you sent, along with some other information, may still be visible to others.

Facebook deletes nothing. Your profile (friends, photos, interests and so on) are still there in the system. Apparently a lot of people want to deactivate their account temporarily, then come back and reactivate it. Perhaps they plan a trip to the jungles of Borneo, or something, and then want to reactivate the account upon their return.

If, like me, you really want to disappear from Facebook forever, you must log in to your account and then submit a request to delete the account. Facebook really doesn't want you to leave, and makes it difficult for you to do so. Here is the URL: 

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