Facebook app on phone showing Android Authority website - How to delete a Facebook page.

Sometimes, businesses and projects don’t work out or need to be shut down. Whatever the reason may be, your best bet might be to close it down. We’ll take you through the process and show you how to delete a Facebook page.

Also: All Facebook apps, where to get them, and what they do!


Deleting vs unpublishing a Facebook page

Deleting a Facebook page gets rid of it for good. That’s a drastic measure, so you might want to consider unpublishing it instead. This process would hide the Facebook page from the public, making it only visible to those who manage it. It could be a great temporary solution if you think the Facebook page could be used again in the future.


How to unpublish a Facebook page

If you have decided to unpublish a Facebook page, here are the steps to do so.

How to unpublish a Facebook page on a PC browser:

  1. Go to Facebook.
  2. If you haven’t, log into your account.
  3. Hit Pages.
  4. Go to your Facebook page.
  5. Click the Settings option on the left column.
  6. Select Page Visibility.
  7. Click Page unpublished.
  8. Hit Save Changes.
  9. Share your reason for unpublishing the Facebook page.
  10. Hit Next.
  11. Select Unpublish.

How to unpublish a Facebook page on Android app:

  1. Open the Android app.
  2. Tap on the 3-line options button on the top-right corner.
  3. Go to Pages. It might be shown as “Your X Pages,” where “X” is the number of pages you have.
  4. Select the page you want to unpublish.
  5. Hit the Settings cog button.
  6. Select General.
  7. Under Page Visibility, select Unpublish. 

To publish your Facebook page again, follow the same steps but select Page published in step 7 instead.

More: How to delete a Facebook group


How to delete a Facebook page

Facebook app on phone 3
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

If you are sure you want to delete the Facebook page for good, here are the instructions.

How to delete a Facebook page:

  1. Go to Facebook.
  2. If you haven’t, log into your account.
  3. Hit Pages.
  4. Go to your Facebook page.
  5. Click the Settings option on the left column.
  6. Select Remove Page.
  7. Click Permanently delete [page name].
  8. Select Delete.
  9. Click OK.

How to delete a Facebook page on Android app:

  1. Open the Android app.
  2. Tap on the 3-line options button on the top-right corner.
  3. Go to Pages.
  4. Select the page you want to unpublish.
  5. Hit the Settings cog button.
  6. Select General.
  7. Under Remove Page, select Delete [page name].

Your Facebook page will be deleted in 14 days. To cancel the deletion process, follow steps 1-4 and select Cancel Deletion > Confirm > OK. You could also delete your Facebook account if you want to eliminate all content in the social network.


Here’s some additional content to help you use Facebook more efficiently!