How to Delete a Facebook Page: The Complete Guide

how to delete facebook page

Running a Facebook business page can help you to promote your business or brand, attract new visitors to your website and even get sales. However, with recent Facebook’s algorithm updates and reduced organic reach it becomes harder and harder to promote your business on Facebook.

Some people want to delete their Facebook page if it is outdated or inaccurate. Also, if Facebook page was created just for an old project or event that passed long time ago and is irrelevant, then this page should be removed too.

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If you decided to move from Facebook to other social media networks or try other digital marketing techniques, deleting a Facebook page is an easy process.

In this article you will learn how to permanently delete your Facebook page, how to unpublish your Facebook page and how to cancel page deletion process if you changed your mind.

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How to delete a Facebook page?

Deleting Facebook page is easy. However, keep in mind that Facebook page deletion process varies depending on the device you use – process is slightly different on computer & smartphone (Android or iOS).

Here is the guide on deleting Facebook page using your computer. Make sure that you are admin of that page and follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you are logged in to Facebook. Then proceed to your Facebook page;
  2. Click “Settings” at the top right corner of your screen;
  3. Select “General” tab, scroll down and you will see an option to “Remove Page”.
  4. Click “Edit” next to “Delete your page”. Click on “Delete [Page Name]”, then click “OK“.

Done! Your Facebook page has been submitted for removal. It is important to mention that your page will be deleted only after 14 days have passed. If you would like to instantly remove your page from viewing without waiting for 14 days, then you can unpublish your Facebook page.

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How to unpublish a Facebook page?

If you want that your Facebook page wouldn’t be visible immediately, follow these steps to unpublish your page:

  1. Log in to Facebook. Then proceed to your Facebook page;
  2. Click “Settings” at the top right corner of your screen;
  3. Select “General” tab. At the top you will see tab named “Page visibility”.
  4. Click to select “Page unpublished”. The click on “Save Settings”.

Now your Facebook page won’t be visible to public until you publish it again. However, you will still be able to view this page as admin.

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How to cancel Facebook page deletion?

Have you changed your mind and would like to keep your Facebook page? Great news for you because Facebook gives you an opportunity to cancel page removal within 14 days.

If 14 days have not passed yet, then follow these steps below:

  1. Log in to Facebook and proceed to you Facebook page;
  2. You will see a message on top of your page stating “Cancel deletion”.
  3. Select “Confirm”, then press “OK”.

Congratulations! You have successfully cancelled scheduled removal of your Facebook page! If you have also additionally unpublished it, don’t forget to publish it back so that it would be available for public.

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I hope that after this guide you won’ have any problems deleting or unpublishing your Facebook page.

Did you have any problems deleting or unpublishing your Facebook page? Leave a comment below!

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