We all loved to make accounts on all the Social Media Platforms, socialize on them, grow and make an audience. Well, we didn’t know that making an account was so easy and it basically took seconds. Now, when we are looking to pull the plug from those accounts, removing years of commitment, it isn’t as easy as it might sound.
We are deleting the years of memories, the fun talk, the social friends, and so on. Besides this, Social Media Platforms also don’t allow us to delete them permanently quickly, which might sound scary but it is definitely like that.
In order to stop the strange habit of scrolling and senselessly wasting our precious time on social media, we need to delete the account permanently. So, we compiled this Guide on How to Permanently Delete Facebook and Meta Accounts in order to help you out. Remember that Meta is the new name of Facebook or everything owned by Facebook, so it applies to everything. We also covered How to back up your Facebook and Meta accounts, so stay tuned for that as well.
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How to Permanently Delete Facebook and Meta Accounts
There are steps to the Deletion process. If you are Permanently Deleting your Socials like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus, and Meta, you first need to make sure that you have the backup at your disposal, then you need to proceed further.
It isn’t mandatory, rather it is important to do so. You can skip the Backup Part in our Guide on How to Permanently Delete Facebook and Meta Accounts to go toward the main part. Below, we have all the steps in detail for you to try out.
How to Create Backup for Facebook and Meta Accounts
We all have our reasons for pulling the plug from Facebook and Meta. Regardless of personal reasons, it is always recommended that you save the data before saying goodbye.
The backup process is changed for every Social you are using but they have the same outcome where posts, records, photos, activities, and photos are saved. The archives are also different, but the records are somewhat similar.
Create Backup for Facebook
- Log into your Facebook account
- Go to Settings and Privacy options
- From there go to Settings
- Then go to the Facebook Information option
- Download Facebook Information from there
- Request the Download
Create Backup For Instagram
- Log into your Instagram Account
- From there go to More
- Then go to settings
- From there you need to press Privacy and Security
- Data Download is available upfront
- Request Download to backup your Instagram Data
Create Backup For WhatsApp
- In your WhatsApp, go to Settings
- Then go to your Account
- Find Request Info and tap on it
Create Backup For Messenger
It can only be done on your Smartphone, through the Mobile Application
- Go to your Account Setting in the Chat Tab
- Tap on the “Your Facebook Information”
- Download the Information
- Select the Data your want to Download
Create Backup For other Meta Users like Oculus
Get the Download Information Tool
Steps to Permanently Delete Facebook and Meta Accounts
Now that you know how to back up your Facebook and Meta Accounts, you can simply follow the Steps Below to Permanently Delete your Facebook and Meta Accounts.
Permanently Delete your Facebook Account and Oculus Account
One thing to keep in mind is that when you are Deleting your Facebook Account, the third-party accounts you use to Log into your main account will also be deleted. The Oculus and Messenger accounts will be deleted with the Facebook account as well.
- Go to your Settings and Privacy
- Then go to your Settings
- Find “Your Facebook Information”
- Click on “Deactivation and Deletion”
- Then go for the Delete Account option
- There will be a menu where you have to press Continue to Account Deletion
Press on Delete Account and your account will be no more after 30 days of no login. You can always cancel it before 30 days, but after that, there is no coming back. Your info is also hidden from others in the time frame, while maximum it can take 90 days.
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Permanently Delete your Instagram Account
- Go to your Settings for Instagram Account
- Go to the page where it says Delete your Account
- Select a Reason for the Deletion of Account
- Enter your Password
- Agree and you are good to go
The rules are the same as Facebook
Permanently Delete Your Messenger Account
- Go to your Messenger application for iOS and Android
- Then go to your Account Settings
- Enter your Password after Pressing “Delete your Account and Information”
Your Facebook Account will also delete your Messenger Account as well Permanently.
Permanently Delete your Whatsapp Account
- Go to your WhatsApp Application
- Go to Settings
- Then go to your Account
- Press on “Delete your Account”
- Enter your Phone Number
- Your account will be in Queue for Deletion
The same rules apply here to the Facebook Application as well.
Permanently Delete your Meta Account
Go to Meta Account Settings here to Delete your Account after Logging in and selecting Delete your Data.
This is the complete Guide on How to Permanently Delete Facebook and Meta Accounts. Before you can actually Nuke all the Accounts you need to make a Backup and here in our Guide we also have Steps on How to back up your Facebook and Meta Accounts as well. Your Facebook Deletion will delete your Messenger and Oculus Accounts automatically. There is a 30 to 90 Days Limit and in this frame, you can cancel the Deletion, but after that, there is no coming back. Hope this Guide helped you Permanently Delete your Facebook Accounts or Make a Backup for your Facebook Accounts.
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