How to delete Facebook?
2019 The Year of #DeleteFacebook,
A Dystopian Plot by Martin Boeddeker
Facebook has destroyed the world as we know it. This is the year 2019. The Internet is a place full of cookies and spying technology disguised as so called “like buttons.”
Once glorious, the Internet as we know it is now shattered and controlled by evil corporations. Resistance is humanity’s only hope. Some people find the courage to start a secret revolutionary organization called #deletefacebook to fight the Facebook corporation that manipulates the minds of more than 2 billion users.The fight is jeopardized whenever someone is tricked by ruthless CEO of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, and our inner voice whispering “just one more time, I’ll delete my Facebook account tomorrow.“Armed with the free Delete Facebook App and sheer willpower some people try their best to delete their accounts, but can the #deletefacebook movement defeat creepy Facebook and restore our brains to its former glory?
Stop Facebook From Spying On You
Okay, I admit this is probably not the best plot you’ve ever read, yet chances are that you are concerned about your privacy after data leakages and breaches.
Or maybe you are just getting tired being manipulated with constant advertising from people who spy on your data?
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to delete or deactivate your Facebook account – and fortunately evading Facebook spy-network is not as hard as you might think. Especially if you use our free Delete Facebook App.
Whatever your reason for deleting or deactivating your account &
protecting your privacy is actually pretty easy.
Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and prevent Facebook from spying on you for good.
What Facebook doesn’t tell you when you want to delete your Account
There are a lot of things that Facebook does not tell you but the most revealing story comes from leaked Instand Messages from Mark Zuckerberg himself.
ZUCK: yea so if you ever need info about anyone at harvard
ZUCK: just ask
ZUCK: i have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns
FRIEND: what!? how’d you manage that one?
ZUCK: people just submitted it
ZUCK: i don’t know why
ZUCK: they “trust me”
ZUCK: dumb fucks
Even if you’ve never signed up for Facebook, you’ve appeared in the contacts lists of people who did. Facebook keeps to something called a shadow profile.
If you ever sign up for Facebook, the company will know exactly who you are. Even after you have canceled your Facebook, Facebook still has the ability to follow your interactions on the Internet.
When you delete your account, all your data should be deleted from their servers within 90 days — but it’s hard to believe that applies to shadow profile data, which exists even without an official profile.
That’s why it’s important to block Facebook from tracking you even after you have terminated your Facebook account.
How to permanently delete Facebook?
If you want to get rid of Facebook because you’ve felt the social network gradually turns you into a zombie and sneaky behaviour modification it’s time to #deletefacebook.
However, before you permanently cancel your Facebook account there are a few things you need to know.
First of all, you have to decide whether deleting Facebook forever is the right choice for you because there are some good reasons keep your Facebook account.
Personally, I struggled with this decision for two years. I did some excessive research.
After reading the book “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport who became famous for his TED Talk on quitting social media, I made a decision. In his book he gives some example of people that should keep their Facebook account but he recommends to “focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.”
That’s where I came up with this simple rule of thumb or heuristic for using Facebook.
A Heuristic To Decide If You Should Delete Or Keep Your Facebook Account
- If you don’t run and online business or associated with Facebook Marketing it’s usually save to delete your Facebook account without looking back.
- The only exception to this rule is if there is some exclusive information on Facebook, that you need and cannot find somewhere else. (for example some events)
- If you use Facebook to make money and to spread your message or access very important information that is not shared elsewhere you might consider staying on Facebook in a very restrictive manner to avoid any negative consequences.
Delete or deactivate your Facebook account – What’s the difference?
If you are not sure if you want permanently delete Facebook or just take a break then you have two options.
- Delete your Facebook account (and open a new one if you want to return) or
- Deactivating your Facebook account.
If you currently don’t have a huge social media following or actively running ads on Facebook, I recommend following the advice of Cal Newport. Delete your Facebook account. (You can always create a new account from scratch if you ever decide to return to Facebook).
If you are not sure if deleting your account permanently is the right choice for you, it’s still important to take a break from Facebook for at least 30 days. In his book Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right NowJaron Lanier even recommends taking a break for at least six months.
I deleted my account in the past. It’s the safest way to make sure that you follow through. You’ll get rid of all the Facebook groups and fake friends that you would not even recognize in real life.. And believe it or not, if you ever want to return, Facebook’s algorithm is really good at finding your friends again.
The other option is to deactivate your Facebook account and don’t log in for at least 30 days.
This is the best option if you just want to take a break from Facebook.
How to delete your Facebook account?
Before deleting your account, Facebook recommends to download a copy of your information. After 30 days, your account and all your information will be permanently deleted, and your data will be lost. (At least that is was Facebook says).
Here a guide to delete your Facebook account.
How to Delete Facebook – Step 1
Click at the top right and click settings
How to Delete Facebook – Step 2
Click Your Facebook Information in the left column.
How To Delete Facebook – Step 3
Click Delete Your Account and Information
How To Delete Facebook – Step 4
Click Delete Your Account and Information, then click Delete My Account.
How To Delete Facebook – Step 5
Enter your password, click Continue and then click Delete Account.
How To Take A Break From Facebook?
Gradually changing your habits one at a time doesn’t work well. Facebook is build to be addictive and “the engineered attraction of the attention economy, combined with the friction of convenience, will diminish your inertia until you backslide towards where you started. This is Cal Newport’s conclusion how to best cope with the Internet.
That’s why most experts recommend to take a least 30 days off to retrain your brain. The best way to do this is by blocking or deactivating Facebook.
What ever you decide there is no reason to keep the Facebook app on your phone. That’s the first thing you should delete.
Deactivate Facebook Or Block Facebook?– What’s better?
If you deactivate your Facebook account, you can reactivate whenever you want but other people can’t see your timeline or search for you. However, some information like the messages you sent will main visible to others. Deactivating your account is a great way to find out if somebody actually notices if you are gone. (Changes are nobody will miss you).
Your friends will still see your name in their friends list and group admins are still able to see your posts and comments, along with your name.
Keep in mind that if are logged into the Facebook Messenger when you deactivate your Facebook account, then the messenger will remain active and can chat with contacts and other people can still send you a message.
So make sure you log out of the Facebook messenger and delete the app from your phone as well.
The other option is to use a website blocker like FindFocus and block access to facebook.com for 30days. You can also use FindFocus to block access to Facebook for a certain times during the days.
How to deactivate Facebook?
Click account settings at the top right of any Facebook page and select Settings.
Click General in the left column. Then click manage your account.
Click deactivate your account and follow the instructions to confirm.
If you decide to come back to Facebook after 30 days, you can reactivate your account by logging back into Facebook with your email or mobile number to complete the reactivation.
To stop Facebook from spying on you (and to put an extra layer of protection between you and the autocomplete Function of your browser you can install the free Delete Facebook App.
Download the Free Delete Facebook App!
Delete Facebook is a free app that makes it impossible for Facebook to track you on non-Facebook Websites.
The app will automatically block more than 1400 URLs so you can evade the Facebook spy network without coding skills.
Why Use the Delete Facebook App?
Permanently Delete Facebook With One Click
Delete Facebook automatically more than 1400 URLs to your local host file.
Blocks Facebook Tracking Pixels Permanently
When you visit a website that has a Facebook tracking pixel on it, the Delete Facebook App will stop that pixel from firing.
Works With Every Browser
Facebook will be incapable of tracking behavior across multiple websites on all browsers.
Works On Windows & Mac Computers
We created apps that will block Facebook on Mac and Windows computers.
About FindFocus // Martin Boedder
Delete Facebook was developed by Martin Boeddeker, the creator of the FindFocus website and application blocker for people who are only getting paid for results.
FindFocus helps you to eliminate addictive zero dollar value activities like mindlessly browsing Facebook or watching videos by blocking distracting websites with automated schedules and replaces them with high value activities.
Copyright 2019, FindFocus by Martin Böddeker