Authentic Method to deactivate and delete Facebook account: Here's the new and authentic way to deactivate and delete your Facebook account this year 2019. Take note, "Deactivate" is different from "Deleting". Below are the differences: See also: How Do You Delete a Page on Facebook? Choosing to deactivate your Facebook account means that: \tYou can reactivate the account whenever you want \tPeople will not be able to see your Timeline nor search for you \tSome information like the messages you exchanged with friends may remain visible. Choosing to delete your Facebook account means that: \tAccess to your account can't be regained once its deleted \tDeleting your account may be delayed for a few days after you have made the request. This deletion request will be canceled if you log into your Facebook account during this period of time. \tDeleting your data in the back-up system may take up to 90 days and for that reason, your information will not be accessible during this time. \tSome things are not stored in your account. For example, your friend may still have the messages you both shared after the deletion of your account. \tCopies of some materials like your log records may still remain in Facebook's database but they are disassociated from personal identifiers. Recommended: \tHow To Logout of Facebook Account? \tSee how to Unblock your Facebook friends Now, let us show you how to deactivate and delete your Facebook account temporarily How o deactivate and delete Facebook account On Your Facebook Application \tClick on the menu button at the top right hand of your Facebook page. \tOn the pop up screen, scroll down to "Account settings" \tOn the pop-up screen, click on "General" \tOn the pop-up screen, tap on "Manage Account" \tOn the pop-up screen, tap on "Deactivate" at the right hand corner. \tEnter your password on the screen that pops up and tap on "Continue". \tOn the next page, you will be asked if you are sure of the decision to deactivate and to give reasons why you want to deactivate. \tAfter you have provided the necessary information, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on "Deactivate" to deactivate your account. \tYou will once again be asked if you want to deactivate your Facebook account, tap on the "Deactivate" button to deactivate your Facebook account. How to deactivate and delete Facebook account On Your Browser \tLog in your Facebook account details. \tClick the account menu at the top right of your Facebook page. \tOn the drop-down menu, select the \u201cSettings\u201d option. \tThe screen that pops up shows your General Account settings, click on "Manage Account" \tOn the screen that drops down under Manage Account, scroll down to "Deactivate your Account" \tAt the bottom of the page, click on the "Deactivate your account" link. \tA new page will be open, where you need to enter your password. \tAfter entering your password, click on the "Continue" button. \tYou\u2019ll be directed to a new page, where you need to tell the reason behind your deactivation. \tAfter you've provided the needed information, click on the \u2018Deactivate\u2019 button for deactivation. \tFacebook will once again ask you to confirm your decision to deactivate Facebook account. Click on the "Deactivate Now" button to immediately deactivate your Facebook account. If you choose to delete your Facebook account permanently or Delete your account, here's what to do: *You are advised to download a copy of your Facebook data before you delete your account for future purposes.* To download a copy of your Facebook data: \tClick the downward arrow at the top right of any Facebook page \tSelect "Settings" \tClick on the link at the bottom of the main menu that says "Download a copy of your Facebook data". After you have downloaded your data, all you need to do is visit this link: https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/help\/delete_account, click on "Delete my account", then follow the steps to confirm. If you run into any snags, do let us know in the comment box and we will help you untangle that knot. Gracias!!!