How To Deactivate Facebook Account Temporarily

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.

  1. Log into your Facebook Account

    Launch browser and go to Then, log in to your Facebook account if you are not log in already.
    Log into your Facebook Account

  2. Click on Settings

    Click on the arrow pointing downwards located at the upper right hand corner.
    Click on Settings

  3. Click Your Facebook Information

    Your Facebook Information section is located at the left side corner of the screen. Click Click on Your Facebook Information

  4. Click View on Deactivation and Deletion

    The section is located at the far bottom of Your Facebook Information Section View on Deactivation and Deletion

  5. Select Deactivate Account

    Make sure to select deactivate account if you want it to be temporary. Click on Deactivate Account

  6. Click on Continue to Deactivate Account

    Profile and posts will be disabled. Facebook Messenger will still be used.Continue to Deactivate Account

  7. Give Reason for leaving

    You can choose: This is temporary. I’ll be back. Automatically reactivate my account in (how many days)Give Reason for leaving

  8. Click on Deactivate

    An initial step to confirm.Click on Deactivate

  9. Click on Deactivate Now

    Prompt message again appears to confirm action. Click on Deactivate Now

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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