The Easiest Way to Remove All Personal Info from Facebook

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The Easiest Way to Remove All Personal Info from Facebook

Facebook is one of the biggest social networking platforms with over 2.8 billion users. This company have been notorious for misusing private user data by violating privacy agreements, prompting many users to leave the platform. Users have two options for staying off Facebook: deleting or deactivating their account, which doesn't guarantee a clean sweep of personal information from the platform. Most social platforms, including Facebook, retain user information in their database even after account deactivation, exposing you to identity theft in the event of a data breach. DoNotPay can help you, Google, or any other online platform. Learn how to remove your number from Facebook and Google in quick and easy steps.

How to Remove Your Personal Information From Facebook

Facebook was one of the new-age innovations that defined the social media era. Millions of users would update tons of information daily, facilitating the real-time exchange of information across the globe.

To , you can:

  • Deactivate your account
  • Delete your account
  • Delete your personal information without deleting your account

1. Deactivating Your Account

Deactivating your account is a viable option if you just want to take a break from Facebook.

When you deactivate, your profile will be invisible, meaning the pages you control will be deactivated, and other Facebook users won't find you on the platform. If you want your pages to remain active, you can grant third-party access to the page. Deactivating your account only partly removes your profile from new searches. However, people who had previously messaged you will still see your messaging history.

To deactivate your Facebook account:

  • Go to your main profile and click the dropdown icon at the top right of Facebook.
  • A dropdown menu will be displayed; select 'settings and privacy'.
  • Then click the 'Settings' option.
  • Select 'Your Facebook Information’.
  • Click 'Privacy', then 'Your Facebook Information’.
  • Click 'Deactivation and Deletion'.
  • Select 'Deactivation'.

Your account has been deactivated, and you can reactivate it whenever you need it.

2. Deleting Your Account

If you want to cut off all ties to Facebook and have your personal information removed from the platform, deleting your account is the best option. Permanently deleting your account removes everything you have ever shared on Facebook, except the direct messages you sent to your friends. However, your profile name will appear as "Facebook user" rather than your username. When you delete your Facebook account, all pages linked to the account will also be deleted. To keep the pages running, you can grant another Facebook user full control before deleting the account.

To delete your Facebook account:

  • Go to your main profile and click the dropdown icon at the top right of Facebook
  • This will display a dropdown menu; select the 'Settings and Privacy' option
  • Then click the 'Settings' option
  • Go ahead to select 'Your Facebook Information'
  • Click 'Privacy'
  • Click 'Your Facebook Information'
  • Click 'Deactivation and Deletion'
  • Choose 'Delete Account'
  • Click 'Continue to Account Deletion'
  • Click 'Delete Account'
  • After this, you will have to enter your password and click 'Continue'

NOTE: It will take 30 days before Facebook completely removes your information, but your profile will not be visible for the period. If you change your mind within 30 days, you can request to cancel your account deletion.

3. Deleting Your Personal Information Without Deleting Your Account

You can delete specific information from your Facebook account without having to deactivate or delete your account, such as:

  • Private messages
  • Pictures
  • Posts
  • Contact information

1. How to Delete a Facebook Post

Deleting your posts one by one is a tiring task. You will have to use an extension to target your posts and delete them in bulk. Use the 'Social Book Post Manager' extension to access your Facebook activity log, find the relevant posts and act on them as you wish.

The 'Social Book Post Manager' allows you to bulk select posts using the year and month, making deleting Facebook personal posts simple.

2. How to Delete Facebook Pictures

To delete your photos, you should first organize them into an album or several albums and then delete them or delete your photos one by one. Delete your Facebook photo album with these steps:

  • Go to 'your Photos' page
  • Select the album you want to delete
  • Select the gear icon on the top right of the relevant album
  • Select 'Delete Album'
  • Click 'Confirm'

There you have it; you have successfully deleted your photo albums from Facebook. But if you can’t do it by yourself, you can also check facebook support using these links:

Facebook Contact UsHelp Page
Facebook Privacy, Safety, and SecurityLearn about Facebook Security
Facebook Staying Safe PageKeep Your Account Secure

Remove Personal Information From Facebook With the Help of DoNotPay

The process of removing personal information from Facebook and in the internet overall is quite long and complicated.

DoNotPay makes it easy to delete personal information from any site in 4 simple steps:

  1. Search "Remove My Information" on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to remove your information from Google searches, YouTube videos, or data brokers in general.

  3. If it's for a Google search or YouTube video, tell us more about the specific content you want removed, including the URLs of where it's currently being displayed.

  4. If it's for a data broker, choose which data broker you want your information removed from, or choose the "All-in" option to remove your information from all of them!

  5. DoNotPay will automatically carry out your opt-out requests for each data broker or submit removal requests from the search engines. You can expect to receive confirmation emails from the data brokers.

Our tool is very easy to use, and works for all websites and online platforms. You don't have to hire someone to remove personal information from the internet. DoNotPay can also help you:

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