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How to Deactivate Facebook on Android

This article explains how to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account on Android. Additional information covers what happens to your account when you deactivate it.

Deactivate Facebook in the Android App

It takes only a few actions to deactivate your account, and you can reactivate it even quicker. You can also have Facebook automatically reactivate your profile after one to seven days. To reactivate Facebook, all you need to do is log in to the app, so make sure you remember your qualifications.

In the Facebook app, tap Menu (the three horizontal lines).

Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.

Tap Settings.

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Tap Personal and Account Information.

Tap Account Ownership and Control.

Tap Deactivation and deletion.

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Enter your password and tap Continue.

Pick Deactivate account and tap Continue to account deactivation.

Select a reason from the list, then tap Continue.

Facebook will offer alternatives to deactivating your account and the opportunity to conserve posts in your archive. You can likewise choose to immediately reactivate your account after a set variety of days.

Deactivate account, Continue, and 7 days highlighted in the automatically reactivate account menu on the Facebook app

Select a number (1 to 7) or Don’t reactivate instantly, then scroll down and tap Continue.

You’ll then have the option to keep utilizing Messenger and opt out of future notices from Facebook while your account is deactivated. Make your choices, then tap Deactivate My Account.

Don't reactivate automatically and Deactivate my account on the Facebook app

You’ll land on the login page, which will display a verification message.

Deactivate Facebook Account in a Mobile Browser

You can also disable your account in any mobile web browser. Although the user interface looks a bit various, the process is precisely the very same, so follow the actions above to shut off Facebook.

What Happens When You Deactivate Facebook?

Deactivating your account disables your profile and removes your name and profile image from most of the important things you’ve published on Facebook. Your good friends will still see you on their buddy list and on messages you’ve sent them. Reactivating the account brings back whatever to how it was.

When you deactivate your Facebook account, you can still use Messenger (see above directions). Pals can likewise invite you to events, ask you to join groups, and tag you in pictures. Facebook will continue sending you notices unless you disable them.

FAQHow do I shut down Facebook Messenger?

You should deactivate your Facebook account to shut down Facebook Messenger. Additionally, you can conceal your status or delete the Facebook Messenger app.

For how long can I deactivate Facebook?

There’s no limitation to how long you can deactivate your Facebook account. You can reactivate it at any time.

How can I tell if someone has deactivated their Facebook account?

To inform if someone obstructed you on Facebook or deactivated their account, search for their name. If your friend’s name does not appear in your search, their account might be inactive.


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