Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?

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Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
Belmadeng.com — The Belmadeng team is providing answers to questions that Facebook users are having with their account. In today’s Q&A, a Facebook user wants to know how she can deactivate her Facebook account temporarily.

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Well, if you're among the over 1.4 billion Facebook users and also looking for tips on how you can temporarily deactivate your account on Facebook, this guide will help you straight up. All that you need do is to follow the instructions outlined here with keen attention. Here's how.

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How to Deactivate Facebook Account Temporarily
Deactivating your account temporarily on Facebook, allows you to stop others from viewing your profile and content, without actually deleting any of your information. If you ever want to come back to Facebook, later on, you can reactivate your account by logging into Facebook with your email address and password.

According to the Facebook help centre, if you choose to keep Messenger active or are logged into Messenger when you deactivate your Facebook account, then Messenger will remain active. What this simply means is, even if you deactivate your account, you can still chat up your friends via Facebook Messenger. Here's how.

1. Log in to your Facebook account

2. Click the three lines icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
3. From the drop-down menu, select “Setting & Privacy.”
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
4. Next, click account settings
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
5. Click “General.”
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?

6. Click “Manage Account.”
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
7. Click “Deactivate.” You may be asked to enter your password after doing so.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
8. You need to scroll down and click the circle to the left of the option that best describes why you want to deactivate your account. Remember, you can click the circle next to “Other, please explain further:” if you want to enter your own reason.

Note that if you choose “This is temporary. I’ll be back.” Facebook will set your account to automatically reactivate after seven days. This setting can be customized to anywhere between one and seven days, but you can’t stop the reactivation from happening. So, if you don’t want your account to automatically reactivate, you’ll need to select a different choice for why you’re deactivating your account.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
9. Mind you that depending on your choice, a window may appear describing how you can address the issue without deactivating your account. If you want to continue with the deactivation process, click “Close.” This step is optional.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
10. This step is also optional. When you deactivate your account, you may still receive emails from Facebook related to things like event invitations and photos you’ve been tagged in. Click the box to the left of “Opt out of receiving future emails from Facebook” to prevent Facebook from sending these emails.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
11. Having performed step 10 above, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click “Deactivate.” This will log you out of the Facebook app and deactivate your account.
Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?
Final note: In this Belmadeng.com guidelines on how to deactivate your Facebook account, the screenshots were captured in the Facebook app on iOS. When you deactivate your Facebook account, you can reactivate it at any given time.

If you want to see how you can deactivate your account via your personal computer, click here.

If you are yet to have an account, click here for a complete guide on how to create an awesome Facebook account.

If you don't want to deactivate your account temporarily, you can choose to delete it forever. Click here for our helpful tips on how you can delete Facebook account completely.


Facebook: How Do I Deactivate My Account Temporarily?

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