Answer is Yes. But looking for a break from Facebook and want to live in real life with your family and friends. Getting bored being online all the time, doing daily facebook status updates, likes, comments on friends pictures.
Now, don’t have passion to upload your travel pictures and start a countdown to wait for likes, shares and comments.
Now, want to focus more on you work rather than Facebook updates and scrolling Facebook wall all the time. Or having concerned about recent Facebook data breach and want to make sure your personal data is secure on Facebook.
Whatever is the reason to get away from Facebook, here are two ways –
Deactivate Facebook Account –
If you want a short break from Facebook then you can deactivate your Facebook account and can activate your account any time by just sign in your Facebook account again.
While deactivate, no one can search you by name or Facebook id in Facebook
You Facebook account and timeline will not be accessible to any one
Messages you sent will be available to your Facebook friends
You can access Facebook messenger.
Steps to deactivate your Facebook account on desktop-
Click on top right side menu and select Settings.
Edit Manage Account option on the General Account Settings
Move to Deactivate your account option, there will be a link to deactivate your account.
Facebook will have Learn More button there to explain you what will be visible and not visible on account deactivation.
Steps to deactivate your Facebook account on Mobile Device-
Click on top right side Hamburger menu.
Scroll down and click on Settings button
Click on Account Ownership and control under Your Facebook information
Then, click on Deactivation and Deletion link to deactivate Facebook account
Now, you will be on last step to deactivate or delete you account.
So, your account deactivated instantly and but your name will be visible to your friends in their friends list but they can’t visit your profile. Group admins, can see your Facebook posts and messages.
Want to go back again, just login and you account will be reactivated.
Delete Facebook Account –
You want to completely delete your Facebook account, See below points –
Once deleted Facebook account, you will not be able to activate it again.
All the data that you added or posted on Facebook like pictures, videos, profile etc will be deleted permanently and You will not be able to retrieve it.
Facebook messenger will not be available.
You will not be able to sign in via Facebook on apps where you signed up by Facebook Account