Do you know that many Facebook users cannot tell the difference between deleting a Facebook account and deactivating it? Yes, they don’t. Most Facebook users usually mistake deactivating accounts with account deletion. Some users on the other who want to delete or deactivate their accounts don’t know how to go about it. In this article ‘how to deactivate your Fb’, I will be telling you exclusively on how to deactivate your Facebook account and what to expect afterward.
How to Deactivate Your Fb
Deactivating a Facebook account is easy and it is, therefore, something I find amusing when people say they don’t know how to do it. Looking at I from another point of view, you can’t blame them entirely. Although it is something that is easy, if you don’t know how to do it, then you don’t know.
Something else I find really out of place is that why would someone want to deactivate his or her account. With Facebook, you can do just anything you want. You can sell, play games, watch movies, TV series, send and receive money amongst others. But when you decide to take a break from Facebook you should deactivate your account.
What Happens to Your Facebook Account when you Deactivate It
When you deactivate your Facebook account no one else on Facebook can see your profile. Various information such as messages you sent on the platform will still be visible. Your friends on Facebook may still see your name on their friend’s list. Group admins will still see your posts and comments and also your profile pic.
If your messenger is active at the time of your account deactivation, your account on messenger will remain active. You can still chat with your friends on messenger. Your profile picture will still be visible in your conversations on messenger. People can still search for you to send you a message.
How to Deactivate Your Facebook Account
To deactivate your account, follow the steps below;
- Open the Facebook app.
- Tap on the menu icon on your account page.
- Tap on settings and privacy from the menu page.
- Select settings.
- Select or tap on personal information and then manage the account.
- Tap on Deactivate the account next to the account and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm.
- Click on the drop-down arrow icon.
- Click on settings from the drop-down menu.
- In the left column of your settings page, click on general.
- Click on ‘manage your account’ and then deactivate your account and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm.
That’s how to deactivate your account.
How to Reactivating Your Facebook Account
When you finally decide to return back to Facebook after some time away, all you need to do is to reclogging back into your Facebook account. You will need to have access to your mobile phone number or the email address with which you created your account.