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Here's how to delete a Facebook page

Sadly, not all Facebook pages make it big.
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May 23, 2022

Sometimes, businesses and projects don’t work out or need to be shut down. Whatever the reason, 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: A complete guide to using Facebook

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Delete a Facebook page by going to Facebook.com. Log into your account, go to Pages, and select the page you want to delete. Select Settings > Remove Page > Permanently delete [page name] > Delete > OK.


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Deleting vs. unpublishing a page

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Deleting a 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 page could be used again in the future.

More: How to use the Facebook privacy settings

How to unpublish a Facebook page

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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 Edit under 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 Click Page unpublished.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 page on the Facebook app:

  1. Open the Facebook Android app.
  2. Tap on the three-line options button in 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

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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 Edit under Remove Page.
  7. Click Delete [page name].
  8. Select Delete page.
  9. Click OK.

How to delete a page on the Facebook app:

  1. Open the Facebook Android app.
  2. Tap on the three-line options button in 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].
  8. Confirm by tapping on Delete Page.

Your page will be deleted in 14 days. Follow steps one to four and select Cancel Deletion > Confirm > OK to cancel the deletion process. You could also delete your Facebook account if you want to eliminate all content on the social network.


Next: How to delete your Facebook account

FAQs

Your Facebook page will stay visible during the 14-day period. It won’t be visible to anyone if you unpublish it.

All your Facebook page data will be saved if you simply unpublish the page. If you delete it for good, you have 14 days to cancel the deletion. It will all be gone for good after this period.

You can report a Facebook page to Facebook. If it breaks the community standards and policies, Facebook might decide to delete it.

You’ll have to be an admin to delete a Facebook business page.