Do you want to wipe out Facebook profile completely of its existence? There could be number of reasons to delete Facebook profile: tired of Facebook (get a break), clean start with new account and so on. By default, you can deactivate Facebook account and there is no visible option to delete Facebook profile.
Deactivate Facebook account
1. Goto Facebook.com & login into your account.
2. Click Settings > Account Settings
3. Scroll down to click “Deactivate” option at bottom.
Note – Even after you deactivate, your friends can still invite you to events, tag you in photos, or ask you to join groups. If you opt out, you will NOT receive these email invitations and notifications from your friends. Deactivate will put your Facebook profile in dormant state.
Delete Facebook account
If you want to permanently delete Facebook account, open delete account webpage and then login into your Facebook account. You will see following notice with “Submit” and “Cancel” buttons.
“… If you do not think you will use Facebook again and would like your account deleted, we can take care of this for you. Keep in mind that you will not be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you have added. If you would like your account deleted, then click “Submit.”
Click Submit button to delete your Facebook account. Once account is deleted, it cannot be recovered in any way. So be careful, you can chose to deactivate account instead of deleting it.