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.
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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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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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