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.
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.
Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Settings and
Step #4. Select Account Settings → Next up, tap on General.
Step #5. Select Manage Account.
Step #6. Up next, tap on Deactivate.
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.
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.
Step #4. Next up, tap on General.
Step #5. Tap on Manage Account.
Step #6. Tap on Deactivate. Then, you need to enter your password.
Step #7. Scroll down select the reason and tap on Deactivate to confirm.
You can disable your Facebook account from the web as well.
How to Deactivate Facebook Account from Computer
Step #1. Head over to facebook.com on your computer.
Step #2. Now, tap on downward arrow at the top right corner and select Settings.
Step #3. Next, click on edit right next to Manage account.
Step #4. Next up, click on Deactivate your account.
Step #5. Enter Your FaceBook account password and click on continue.
Step #6. Select the appropriate reason and click on Deactivate.
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.
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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