How to Delete a Facebook Page: A Comprehensive Guide (With Screenshots)

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In today’s ever-evolving social media landscape, you may find yourself wanting to delete a Facebook Page you once created. Perhaps your business has closed, your project has run its course, or you simply no longer wish to maintain an online presence. Whatever the reason, Facebook offers a straightforward process for permanent page deletion.

This guide will walk you through the steps involved in deleting your Facebook Page, complete with screenshots for visual reference.

Before you continue, you may consider reading Security Risks That Come With Using Facebook.

Important Considerations Before Deleting Your Page

Admin Permissions: To delete a Facebook Page, you’ll need to have Facebook access with full control of the Page. This typically means you’re the administrator who created the Page or has been assigned full administrative rights.

Deletion Timeline: When you request Facebook to delete your Page, it’s unpublished or deactivated immediately. However, it won’t be permanently removed from Facebook’s servers for 30 days. This grace period allows you to cancel the deletion if you have a change of heart.

Unpublishing vs. Deleting: It’s important to distinguish between deactivating and deleting your Page. Deactivating (or unpublishing) hides your Page from public view, but it’s not permanently deleted. You can reactivate it at any time. Deleting, on the other hand, is a permanent action that cannot be undone after 30 days.

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Now that we’ve covered the essentials, let’s dive into the deletion process:

Deleting Your Facebook Page

#Step 1. Log in to Facebook: Begin by logging in to your Facebook account using your usual login credentials.

#Step 2. Switch to Your Page Profile: Once logged in, locate your profile picture in the top right corner of the Facebook window. Click on it, and from the dropdown menu, select See all profiles. Here, choose the Page you intend to delete.

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#Step 3. Access Page Settings: After switching to your Page profile, click on your Page’s profile picture again in the top right corner. This will display another dropdown menu. Navigate to Settings and privacy, followed by Settings.

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#Step 4. Locate “Access and Control”: On the left-hand navigation menu within the Page Settings dashboard, find Access and control. Click on it to proceed.

Facebook account, access and control

#Step 5. Initiate Page Deletion: Within the “Access and control” section, scroll down until you find the option labeled Delete Page. Click on it, and on the following screen, confirm your decision by clicking Continue.

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#Step 6. Confirm Deletion: Facebook will present you with a final confirmation prompt. Carefully review the information about what will be deleted and the consequences. If you’re certain you want to proceed, click Delete Page once more. You may be prompted to re-enter your Facebook password for additional security verification.

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Cancelling Deletion of Your Page (Within 30 Days)

Made a hasty decision? No worries! Facebook allows you to cancel the deletion of your Page within a 30-day window. Here’s how:

  1. Access Your Main Profile: From your Facebook homepage, click on your profile picture in the top right corner.
  1. Navigate to Settings: Select Settings and privacy, followed by Settings from the dropdown menu.
  1. Reactivate Your Page: Under the Your Facebook Information section on the left-hand menu, locate the option labeled Reactivate a Page. Click on it.
  2. Find and Reactivate: A list of Pages you manage that are currently scheduled for deletion will be displayed. Identify the Page you wish to restore and click Reactivate.

Summary of How to Delete a Facebook Page

Deleting a Facebook Page is a relatively straightforward process, but it’s vital to understand the implications before taking action. Remember, once you confirm deletion, you have a 30-day window to change your mind and reactivate the Page.

Additional Considerations:

  • Backing Up Page Data: Before deleting your Page, consider backing up any important data associated with it, such as photos, videos, or messages. Once the Page is permanently deleted, this information will be inaccessible.
  • Unlinking Instagram Accounts: If your Facebook Page is linked to an Instagram account, you’ll need to unlink them before you can permanently delete the Facebook Page. Otherwise, the deletion will be unsuccessful. Here’s how to unlink your Instagram account:

In your Facebook Page settings, navigate to the Instagram section.

Click Unlink Account. Confirm your decision by clicking Unlink again.


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