While Facebook social network is a handy tool for keeping in touch with family, friends and organising events, it has become bigger and far too powerful than the site many of us originally signed up to.
Facebook has at many instances been called out for a wide range of perceived misdemeanors. In some situation, it’s long been viewed as a rather sinister threat to privacy and criticised for its tax practices, but more recent issues, such as the spread of fake news, the site’s approach to illegal content and incredibly disturbing uses of Facebook Live are particularly troubling.
Howbeit, for many, it’s simply a colossal waste of time.
Regardless of why you want to cut ties with Facebook, here’s how to deactivate and delete your account now.
Unless you’re absolutely sure you want to get rid of your Facebook account once and for all, we’d recommend going down the deactivation route.
Deactivating your account hides your profile from friends and search, but allows you to resurrect your account – complete with friends, updates, pictures and Likes – if you ever decide to return, simply by entering your login information.
To deactivate your Facebook account:
Click the downwards-pointing arrow in the top-right corner of the screen
Open the Security section
Choose the Deactivate Your Account option at the bottom of the menu