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

Here, we’ll see the steps to delete the Facebook account.

But before we move ahead to the steps, here are some critical 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 at any time you want.

Note that after you delete your Facebook account, some information such as the messages you’ve sent may still be visible to others.

If you wish, take a backup of the Facebook account before proceeding.

With that said, let’s see the steps to delete.

PC

Sign in to Facebook.

Hit inverted triangle icon at the top, which you can find beside the Quick Help icon.

In the menu, hit Settings, which you can find between News Feed preferences and Log Out.

Hit Your Facebook information from the left sidebar.

Click on View link beside Deactivation and deletion.

Deactivation and deletion option

Select the Permanently Delete Account option and then hit Continue to Account Deactivation button.

Continue to Account Deletion button

Now, hit the Delete Account button.

Delete Account button in Facebook web version

In the pop-up, provide the password of your Facebook account and then hit the Continue button.

In the pop-up, hit the Delete Account button.

Delete Account button in the pop-up
Message stating account is in deletion queue

Note:

Your account is in the deletion queue now, and you’ve 30 days to cancel the deletion.

If you’ve not done that, then your account will get deleted permanently. Remember that the full deletion may take up to 90 days (from the beginning of the deletion process).

How to cancel the deletion?

Log in to your Facebook account. Now, hit the Cancel Deletion button.

Cancel Deletion button

Android and iPhone

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

Open the Facebook app.

Hit three vertical lines at the bottom.

Tap Settings & Privacy at the bottom, which you can find between Help & Support and Log Out.

Hit Settings.

In Your Facebook information section, you can see Account ownership and control option. Hit it.

Tap Deactivation and deletion option, which you can find between Memorialisation settings and Managing your information.

Select the Delete account option and then hit Continue to account deletion button.

Continue to account deletion button in Facebook for iPhone

Hit the Delete Account button at the bottom.

Delete Account button in Facebook for iPhone

Provide your Facebook account password and then hit the Continue button.

Hit the Delete Account button.

Delete Account button

Note:

Your account is in the deletion queue now, and you’ve 30 days to cancel the deletion.

If you’ve not done that, then your account will get deleted permanently. Remember that the full deletion may take up to 90 days (from the beginning of the deletion process).

How to cancel the deletion?

Log in to your Facebook account. Now, hit the Yes, Continue to Facebook button.

Yes, Continue to Facebook button

That’s all.