The mighty Facebook seems to have fallen prey to its own greed and the obsessive desire to cash-in-on the trust of millions of users from around the world. According to several reports, the social giant has been caught red-handed; selling out the personal data of fifty million users to political data company Cambridge Analytica. Disturbed by this massive security breach, many of you would want to deactivate Facebook account on iPhone/iPad, Android, and Computer.

Keep in mind that when you deactivate Facebook, your account and profile won’t be visible to other people. Besides, people won’t be able to search for you. However, some information like messages you sent to friends could still be visible to others.

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How to Deactivate Facebook Account from iPhone, iPad, Android, or Computer

How to Deactivate your Facebook account on iPhone/iPad, Android, and Computer

“Christopher Wylie, who worked with a Cambridge University academic to obtain the data, told the Observer: “We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people’s profiles. And built models to exploit what we knew about them and target their inner demons. That was the basis the entire company was built on.”TheGuardian

How to Deactivate Facebook Account on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Facebook on your mobile device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the hamburger icon (three lines) in the bottom right corner.

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Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Settings and

Tap on Menu then Settings in Facebook Settings on iPhone

Step #4. Select Account Settings → Next up, tap on General.

Tap on Account Settings then Tap on General in Facebook on iPhone

Step #5. Select Manage Account.

Tap on Manage Account in Facebook on iPhone

Step #6. Up next, tap on Deactivate.

Tap on Deactivate in Facebook on iPhone or iPad

Step #6. Now, you have to enter your password. → Then, you have to select the reason to deactivate your account → In the end, tap on Deactivate at the bottom.

Deactivate Facebook Account from iPhone or iPad

The process is very similar to Android. Keep reading…

How to Deactivate Facebook Account from Android Device

Step #1. Open the Facebook app on your Android device.

Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the top right corner.

Step #3. Next, tap on Account Settings under Help & Settings.

Tap on Menu then Account Settings in Facebook on Android Phone

Step #4. Next up, tap on General.

Tap on General in Facebook Settings on Android

Step #5. Tap on Manage Account.

Tap on Manage Account in Facebook on Android Phone

Step #6. Tap on Deactivate. Then, you need to enter your password.

Tap on Deactivate in Facebook on Android Device

Step #7. Scroll down select the reason and tap on Deactivate to confirm.

Deactivate Facebook Account from Android Phone

You can disable your Facebook account from the web as well.

How to Deactivate Facebook Account from Computer

Step #1. Head over to on your computer.

Step #2. Now, tap on downward arrow at the top right corner and select Settings.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Computer

Step #3. Next, click on edit right next to Manage account.

Click on Edit in Manage Account in Facebook on PC

Step #4. Next up, click on Deactivate your account.

Click on Deactivate your Account in Facebook on PC

Step #5. Enter Your FaceBook account password and click on continue.

Enter Your FaceBook Password and Click on Continue on Mac or Windows PC

Step #6. Select the appropriate reason and click on Deactivate.

Deactivate Facebook Account from Mac or Windows PC

That’s pretty much it!

If you ever wish to reactivate your Facebook account, just open the app or go its website and sign in to your account. The social networking app will send you an authentication code to your registered phone number. Enter the code to start using the app again.

Wrapping up

The news is really unfortunate, and Facebook must come clear on it. You can’t play with the personal data of users, after promising to keep it shielded. What’s your take on this?

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