Facebook is a great way to stay in contact with family and friends, and to kill some time by playing a few levels in Candy Crush. But if you’ve come to the point where Facebook is more of a burden than a blessing, permanently deleting your account is pretty easy. Here’s how to get rid of it for good. Search for “delete account” in the Facebook Help Center, which is at Facebook.com/Help. Facebook will warn you that once your profile is deleted, the information you had on there will be inaccessible. Click “Delete My Account.” You’re then asked if you’re really sure you want to get rid of your account. Click yes, enter your password, complete the “captcha” code and click okay. An e-mail from Facebook will confirm that you’ve successfully deleted your account. If you have a sudden change of heart, don’t worry: Facebook gives you a two week grace period. Log back into your account and click the “Cancel Deletion” button.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.