Difference between deactivating and deleting Facebook account
Facebook is unarguably the most used and engaged social media in the world. The entrance of Facebook into the social web completely changed the way we connect with and make new friends.
It also turned the World to an absolute global village. But for a reason best known to you, you might want to either deactivate your facebook account or permanently delete your facebook account.
There are differences between deactivating and deleting your facebook account. Let’s look at the differences between the two:
|Deactivating Facebook Account||Deleting Facebook Account|
|If you deactivate your facebook account, you can reactivate whenever you want.||If you delete your facebook account, you can’t regain access once it’s deleted.|
|People can’t see your Facebook Timeline or search for you.||Facebook delays deletion a few days after it’s requested. If you log in during this time, deletion is canceled.|
|Facebook keeps your account info (ex: friends, interests), in case you changed your mind: reactivate.||It may take up to 90 days to delete data stored in Facebook backup systems. Your info isn’t accessible on Facebook during this time.|
|Some info may remain visible (ex: messages you sent).||Copies of some material (ex: log records) may remain in Facebook database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.|
|All your data is kept by Facebook.||Some things aren’t stored in your account. For example, a friend may have messages from you after deletion.|
|Deactivating facebook account is temporary till you changed your mind to reactivate it.||Deleting facebook account is permanent after exceeding 90days probation.|
Before permanently deleting your facebook account, you might want to download copy of your info and updates on your facebook timeline.
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