Deactivating Facebook

Deactivating Facebook isn’t enough. Here’s how to permanently delete your account

Getting rid of your Facebook account takes some patience. Here’s how to delete your account for good and completely cut ties with the social network.

It’s important to note that there’s a difference between deleting your Facebook account and deactivating it. Deactivating your Facebook account temporarily freezes it, which is useful if you want a brief hiatus. But that does nothing to prevent the company from tracking your online activity.

The steps you can take to delete your account: