There are a lot of reasons why a person chooses to temporarily deactivate Facebook. For some, they want to save time for other activities that are constructive and useful of their time, others chose to deactivate because they feel that its no longer safe and its invading their privacy while others believe that social media can cause conflicts between people. But most of the common reason is to be in digital hibernation.
Make your Facebook inactive temporarily
When you temporarily deactivate your account, your friends and family members will not be able to find your Facebook profile or even see your timeline, but you can still use your Facebook Messenger to send and receive messages. And since it is just a temporary deactivation, whenever your up on the digital world once again you will still be able to reactivate your account and continue using it anytime. In here we will teach you how to deactivate your Facebook Account temporarily.
Steps to Deactivate Facebook
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Below is a step by step guide on how to do it.
- Log into your Facebook Account
- Click on Settings
Click on the arrow pointing downwards located at the upper right hand corner.
- Click Your Facebook Information
Your Facebook Information section is located at the left side corner of the screen.
- Click View on Deactivation and Deletion
The section is located at the far bottom of Your Facebook Information Section
- Select Deactivate Account
Make sure to select deactivate account if you want it to be temporary.
- Click on Continue to Deactivate Account
Profile and posts will be disabled. Facebook Messenger will still be used.
- Give Reason for leaving
You can choose: This is temporary. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in (how many days)
- Click on Deactivate
An initial step to confirm.
- Click on Deactivate Now
Prompt message again appears to confirm action.
After performing the steps above, you will successfully deactivate your Facebook temporarily. If you choose to reactivate your account, you can do so by logging into your Account again.
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