How to Deactivate Facebook Account on PC, Android, and iPhone? (2020)

Here we’ll see:

Important Things to Note

  • FB deactivation and deletion are different.
  • The latter is permanent, and you can’t access your account anymore.
  • The former disables your account. But you can reactivate it.

Let’s see what happens when you deactivate your Facebook account.

  • As mentioned earlier, your profile will be disabled.
  • No one can find you via Facebook search.
  • Some information such as messages you’ve sent may still be visible to others.
  • You can continue to use Facebook Messenger.

Deactivate Facebook Account on PC

  1. Sign in to Facebook.
  2. Hit inverted triangle icon at the top, which you can find beside the Quick Help icon.
  3. In the menu, hit Settings, which you can find between News Feed preferences and Log Out.
  4. Hit Your Facebook information from the left sidebar.
  5. Click on View link beside Deactivation and deletion.
Deactivation and deletion option
  1. Select Deactivate account option and then hit Continue to Account Deactivation button.
Continue to Account Deactivation button
  1. Provide your Facebook account password and hit the Continue button.
  2. Now, select the reason for your deactivation, select the Email opt-out if you prefer, and then hit the Deactivate button.
Deactivate button
  1. In the pop-up, hit the Deactivate Now button.
Deactivate Now button

Your Facebook account is deactivated.

Message stating account is deactivated

Note: To reactivate your Facebook account, sign in to your FB account.

Deactivate Facebook Account on Android and iPhone

Note: Here, I’m using the iPhone. But the steps are almost the same for Android.

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Hit three vertical lines at the bottom.
  3. Hit Settings & Privacy at the bottom which you can find between Help & Support and Log Out.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. In Your Facebook information section, you can see Account ownership and control option. Hit it.
  6. Tap Deactivation and deletion option, which you can find between Memorialisation settings and Managing your information.
  7. Select Deactivate account option and then hit Continue to Account Deactivation button.
Continue to Account Deactivation button in Facebook for iPhone
  1. Provide your Facebook account password and then hit the Continue button.
  2. Now, select the reason for deactivation and then tap the Continue button.
Providing reason
  1. If you wish, read the message on the screen, and opt-out from receiving future notifications from Facebook by selecting the option on the screen. Hit the Continue button.
Continue button in Facebook for iPhone

Note: To reactivate, sign in to your Facebook account.

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