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How to delete my facebook account?


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Well good luck! I deleted my account in 2008 only to discover that it had somehow magically restored itself in 2012. As a bit of added cheek it then asked me to register my mobile number when I tried to sign in to delete/deactivate it again.

That said, if you want to get revenge on the CIA, sorry, Mark Zuckerberg, for mining all your data you can always mess with their algorithm by keeping your facebook profile and just posting insane things to it every now and again like how yesterday you finally realized your life long ambition to start hunting endangered animal species.

Then again… No, that could go horribly wrong. Do take note, though, that even if you do deactivate your account and you are based outside of Europe, facebook reserves the right to track and collect data from you via the cookies in your web browser. In fact, they do that even if you’ve never had a facebook account.

It’s scary really but even facebook isn’t as bad as the first 15mb of data from your computer microphone and webcam getting beamed to Microsoft every time you turn on your PC.

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I’ve had the same experience you described where I thought I had deleted my facebook account, which took a huge amount of time to figure out how to do it since there doesn’t seem to be any obvious way, only to come back at a later time and see that I still have an account after all, when I suddenly started getting emails from facebook again. All who enter that gate never leave.

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You can choose to deactivate it or delete it. Deactivating it means once you try to log in again, it goes back to normal. Deleting it really deletes it forever. My friend has done this successfully (deleting her account). I don’t think I’ll be able to put an external link but just do a simple google search on how to delete a facebook account. There usually is a detailed step by step procedure found there. 🙂

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She is right, I deactivated my old Facebook account from college days as I had enough of all the happy people. I don’t remember how I did it, but I deactivated it, and it’s no longer around. Now I have a Facebook account just for logging in to different sites, and it has no friends on it and I don’t want any.

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You can delete as well as deactivate. If you deactivate , you can get back any time. If you deleted, you can’t get back after 14 days. However if you logged in within 14 days and restored account, it will not be deleted. But you can get link by adding a search term ‘permanently’ and make sure to follow some trustworthy site link(without fb) as you will not get the link to delete account permanently within fb.

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After you log out, there should be an option to create another account, if you enter different information (different name, different e-mail address, different password and date of birth) and click on “Create an account” button. Then you can log into whichever account you choose.

Unchecking “Keep me logged in” box should prevent Facebook from automatically logging you into your account, if that’s what’s giving you trouble. You might have to uncheck it several times (after logging out several times) for it to work.

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Well good luck! I deleted my account in 2008 only to discover that it had somehow magically restored itself in 2012. As a bit of added cheek it then asked me to register my mobile number when I tried to sign in to delete/deactivate it again.

That said, if you want to get revenge on the CIA, sorry, Mark Zuckerberg, for mining all your data you can always mess with their algorithm by keeping your facebook profile and just posting insane things to it every now and again like how yesterday you finally realized your life long ambition to start hunting endangered animal species.

Then again… No, that could go horribly wrong. Do take note, though, that even if you do deactivate your account and you are based outside of Europe, facebook reserves the right to track and collect data from you via the cookies in your web browser. In fact, they do that even if you’ve never had a facebook account.

It’s scary really but even facebook isn’t as bad as the first 15mb of data from your computer microphone and webcam getting beamed to Microsoft every time you turn on your PC.

It’s scary really but even facebook isn’t as bad as the first 15mb of data from your computer microphone and webcam getting beamed to Microsoft every time you turn on your PC.

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