How to Delete a Facebook Page

A-Z social media tips from BloggingBistro.com - DBy Laura Christianson

Since this tutorial’s publication in early 2011, it has been the most-read post at Blogging Bistro, receiving an average of 25,000+ page views per month.

And since Facebook keeps changing its interface, I update this tutorial often. (Most recent update: November 26, 2013)

Before you make the final, irrevocable decision to delete your page, you have a couple of options:

1. Fix it.

The Blogging Bistro team can help. We offer affordable, one-to-one Facebook coaching via phone and email. Contact us right now and ask for a free needs assessment.

2. Unpublish it.

If you aren’t certain whether you want to permanently delete your page, but you want to “unpublish” it (make it private so only the page admins can view it), edit the “Page Visibility” tab on the “Edit Settings Page.” (It’s at the top of the page.)

Page Visibility

Click the “Unpublish Page” radio button and then click “Save Changes.”

How to delete a Facebook brand/fan page

1.  Log in to your Facebook account.

2.  Click the icon that’s located in the upper righthand area of your screen. Under “Use Facebook As,” click the name of the page you plan to delete.

Delete Facebook Page 1

3.  Your page’s Admin Panel will probably open automatically, but if it doesn’t, click “Show,” located in the upper righthand corner of your screen, directly above the cover photo.

Delete Facebook Page 2

4.  From the Admin Panel, click “Edit Page.”

5.  In the lefthand sidebar, click “Edit Settings.”

6.  Scroll down. The last tab says “Remove Page.” Click the “Edit” link next to that tab.

Facebook Page Edit Settings

7.  A pop-up notice will inform you that if you delete your page, you’ll be able to restore it within 14 days. (Unsure whether that means 14 calendar days or 14 business days.)

Remove Facebook Page

8.  After the 14-day grace period, you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to permanently delete your page.

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 yet obtained the answer to this question. People who’ve deleted pages have told me they’ve tried to use the same username 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?

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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).

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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???

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    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