How to Delete a Facebook Page

Since this tutorial’s publication in 2011, it has been the most-read post at Blogging Bistro. I update the tutorial regularly.

I advise using a desktop/laptop computer to delete your Facebook page. It’s much easier than attempting to do it via a tablet or smartphone.Tutorial: How to delete a Facebook page | BloggingBistro.com

How to unpublish your page without deleting it

If you aren’t certain whether you want to permanently delete your page, you can “unpublish” it (make it private so only page admins can view it).

Here’s how:

Log in to your Facebook account and “use Facebook as” your page.

Click “Settings” in the upper righthand corner of your screen.

Find the “Page Visibility” setting (it’s the second one), and click the pencil icon to edit.

How to unpublish a Facebook fan page without deleting it | BloggingBistro.comClick the “Unpublish Page” radio button and then click “Save Changes.”

How to delete a Facebook brand/fan page

Log in to your Facebook account and “use Facebook as” the page you want to delete.

Click “Settings” in the upper righthand corner of your screen.

Scroll to the bottom of the list of options, to “Remove Page.” Click the pencil icon to edit.

Tutorial: How to delete a Facebook fan page | BloggingBistro.comA pop-up notice will inform you that if you delete your page, you have a grace period of 14 days in which you can restore it. (Unsure whether that means 14 calendar days or 14 business days.)

Tutorial: How to delete a Facebook page | BloggingBistro.comAfter the 14-day grace period, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete your page.

Free action plan to help you build your blogging and social media strategy | BloggingBistro.comCan I re-use my custom Facebook page address?

People often ask me:

“If I delete my page, will Facebook release my username (page URL/address) so I can re-use the same name on another page I create?”

I have not received a reliable answer to this question. People who’ve deleted pages have told me they’ve tried to use the same username (web address) and have been unable to. If anyone knows how long Facebook holds on to the usernames of deleted pages, please share that info.

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  • MaxR

    There is a brand page on Facebook for our business that was set up by an account that has since been deleted. The page is now floating about without any admin access. We need to delete this page as we have set up a new one, but can see no option to do so. Have tried contacting Facebook to report the page but to no avail- do you have any suggestions?

  • MaxR

    There is a brand page on Facebook for our business that was set up by an account that has since been deleted. The page is now floating about without any admin access. We need to delete this page as we have set up a new one, but can see no option to do so. Have tried contacting Facebook to report the page but to no avail- do you have any suggestions?

  • Sorry I can’t help. Facebook requires you to have admin access in order to delete a page. And their so-called customer service is non-existent, as far as I can tell (unless you spend $$ on ads — they DO respond to you then).

  • Sorry I can’t help. Facebook requires you to have admin access in order to delete a page. And their so-called customer service is non-existent, as far as I can tell (unless you spend $$ on ads — they DO respond to you then).

  • Natalie M

    Thanks so much for your helpful information!

  • Natalie M

    Thanks so much for your helpful information!

  • Kay

    Suggest Edits
    Close
    CategoryAdd a categoryEdit
    YesNo
    Company

    Remove

    Select the most specific category that describes Choir Director at Messiah Luth.
    Official PageAdd an official Page

    The above is the ONLY thing that appears when I click on “edit page” in my attempts to delete a company page that I did not intend to create. Can anyone help me here???

  • Kay

    Suggest Edits
    Close
    CategoryAdd a categoryEdit
    YesNo
    Company

    Remove

    Select the most specific category that describes Choir Director at Messiah Luth.
    Official PageAdd an official Page

    The above is the ONLY thing that appears when I click on “edit page” in my attempts to delete a company page that I did not intend to create. Can anyone help me here???

  • Kay, Are you using a PC or Mac to do the page deletion process? The instructions won’t work on a tablet or smartphone, but they should work fine on a PC.

  • Kay, Are you using a PC or Mac to do the page deletion process? The instructions won’t work on a tablet or smartphone, but they should work fine on a PC.

  • Fardin FL

    thank you so much it works really great

  • Fardin FL

    thank you so much it works really great

  • mahboobe

    I had deleted my account, in last year but I want to use it again. what I should to do?
    please help me

  • mahboobe

    I had deleted my account, in last year but I want to use it again. what I should to do?
    please help me

  • If you deleted your Facebook account, you will need to create a new one. I suggest using a different email address than the one you used for your previous account.

  • If you deleted your Facebook account, you will need to create a new one. I suggest using a different email address than the one you used for your previous account.

  • Junaidy Tan

    i want to ask
    i convert my facebook profile into fans page , if I delete my fans page ,then my account was deleted or return into my previous facebook profile?
    please help me

  • Junaidy Tan

    i want to ask
    i convert my facebook profile into fans page , if I delete my fans page ,then my account was deleted or return into my previous facebook profile?
    please help me

  • If you converted your profile into a page, that would mean the profile was deleted. Then, if you deleted your page, that would mean both your page and profile are gone. If that’s what you did, you will likely have to start a new profile, as the old profile was already converted to a page and there’s nothing to revert back to.

  • If you converted your profile into a page, that would mean the profile was deleted. Then, if you deleted your page, that would mean both your page and profile are gone. If that’s what you did, you will likely have to start a new profile, as the old profile was already converted to a page and there’s nothing to revert back to.

  • Réda Bahlas

    thanks My brother

  • Réda Bahlas

    thanks My brother

  • Nina S. Kettunen

    thanks :DD

  • Nina S. Kettunen

    thanks :DD

  • yae

    I am sooo frustrated! Why does anyone have a Facebook account? I created a business page for a friend from my personal account. I never published it, but it did get published. So I deleted it and thought all was well. It’s still there. My friend no longer owns the company, the new owner wants the page deleted. HELP!!!!

  • Yae, Do you still have admin access to the page? If so, you can delete it. If not, you will need to attempt to contact Facebook to have them delete it. Good luck!

  • Gewrgio

    Hi Laura!
    I recently turned my personal facebook account into a business page. What actually I wanted to do was to leave my personal account intact and to create a new page for my B&B small business and to “copy paste” there my friends and likes. Now I am affraid my personal acoount will be gone forever and I will remain with my business account only? If I try now to reverse the procedure or to shut down the new business page(I am still under tge 14-days period), could my personal account to be deleted as well?! What would you suggest me to do now ?! Thank you in advance! 🙂

  • Gewrgio,

    That is a difficult dilemma. I agree that you could easily get “stuck” since you converted your personal profile to a page. I believe Facebook requires you to have a personal account (for login purposes) in order to create a page, so you might consider creating a new account with a DIFFERENT email and username than your current one. You don’t have to use the personal profile; just use it to log in and then create a new Page from within that account.

    You may run into another issue — the custom page address. If you’re planning to give the page you create the name of your B&B and your current page already uses that name, Facebook will not allow you to use that same web address (which they also call “username”). Facebook does allow you to “merge” pages — do a search from their Help desk to learn more about how that works.

    I recommend keeping your current page active until you get the new one set up and running the way you want it. I wish you the best — let me know how things turn out!

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