Facebook’s most valuable asset is your information, including your personal data, likes, comments, posts, and friends you make, as it allows the company figure out more about your personality to make billions of dollars using that information. Further, things can get even worse when companies fail to protect your data, and your information falls into the wrong hands. As we’ve seen with the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, where the data company was able to gather information from 50 million users through an app that Facebook claims was built as a research tool, data that can be used in a number of malicious ways. In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to delete forever your Facebook account and data.

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How to download a backup of your Facebook data

Typically, a Facebook archive contains, your photos, chat history, network IP addresses, facial recognition data, advertisements you’ve clicked, identifiable personal information, check-ins, credit card info, and a lot more. Before deleting your account, it’s a good idea to create and download a backup of all your Facebook data. To create and download an Facebook archive, do the following: Once you’ve downloaded the data archive, it’s time to delete your Facebook account forever, which means that after deletion, you won’t be able to recovered it. Facebook settings page Download your information Facebook page Download archive from Facebook

How to delete your Facebook account

If you’re ready, simply open this Facebook link, and click the Delete My Account button. After clicking the button, your account will be flagged for deletion, and it’ll no longer be accessible to anyone else who uses Facebook. According to the company, there’s a termination delay, so it’ll take several days to process your request. During this delay period, make sure not to sign back into your account, if you do that the account deletion request will be canceled. When the request has been processed, your Facebook account will no longer exist, but not every activity will be deleted. For example, comments you wrote in your friend’s profile may continue to appear after the account has been deleted. In addition, Facebook will keep your log records, but they’ll no longer be associated with your identity. Although the process to delete your Facebook account is quite simple, bear in mind that it can take up to 90 days to completely delete the account and any information that may be associated with it. In addition to deleting your Facebook account, remember that the social network giant also owns other companies, such as WhatsApp, Intagram, and many others, as such, you should also consider removing yourself from these services. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.