How to delete my Facebook account

Updated: 12/16/2018 by Computer Hope

Even though Facebook is quite popular, sometimes people want to stop using their account for one reason or another. The following process will permanently delete your Facebook account, which means it will be entirely erased. To proceed, follow the steps in the section below.


Again, this is a permanent process, meaning that all your photos and conversations will be lost. If you think you may return to Facebook in the future, you may want to deactivate your account instead of deleting it.


You can also download all your Facebook data before you delete your Facebook account to have a record of all the pictures, video, and messages you've posted on Facebook.

How to delete your Facebook account

  1. Log into your Facebook account.
  2. Access the following link:
  3. Click the The Delete Account button on Facebook. button.
  4. In the window that opens, enter your password, then click the The Continue button on Facebook. button.
  5. Finally, click the The button to finally delete your account on Facebook. button.

How to delete an old Facebook account if I forgot the password

Before an account can be deleted, you must be able to log into the account. If you have forgotten the password to the account or your password is not working, follow the steps on our page on how to recover a Facebook password.