How to Delete a Facebook Page on Desktop, iPhone and Android

A Facebook page is often used for purposes such as promotion of a certain product of yours, or perhaps to promote your own reputation and image across the web or showcase your works, whatever might be the case.

You might eventually want to delete your Facebook page for variety of reason, you could perhaps be wanting to create a new page to replace your old one or more.

This article will be dealing with the topic of how to delete a Facebook page on various devices such as computers and mobile phones.

Let us take a quick look at how to delete a Facebook page before going into a detailed step by step guide.

Once you’ve made the hard choice of getting rid of your old Facebook page and want to delete it, follow the steps written below. If you are on a mobile device, just go to the next part.

How to Delete a Facebook Page

Sign in to Facebook by opening Facebook and signing up into your Facebook account.

1. Go to your Facebook pages. Click on ‘Menu’ button located right next to your Facebook profile’s picture. Click on ‘Pages’ under the Social sub menu

2. Select the Facebook page you want to delete

Once you are inside the Pages management menu, choose any one of the Facebook page you want to delete, in this case, we will be choosing an example page that has been created for this purpose.

3. Click on settings. Once you are on your page, scroll down under the Manage Page menu located on the left upper corner till you come across “Settings”.

How to Delete a Facebook Page

4. Click “Edit” in the row that says “Remove Page”. You will be taken to various settings for Facebook under the General tab scroll down to the very bottom of the page till you come across “Delete your Page.” Click on “Edit” on the right of the box.

5. Click on Permanently Delete your Facebook page. Once you click on “Edit”, you will be given an option to “Permanently Delete Page”, click this link. You will be given a prompt letting you know that it will be impossible to restore your page after deleting it permanently.

How to Delete a Facebook Page

6. Confirm and Delete. Once you click the “delete” button, the page will be deleted instantly.

Once your page is deleted your page, a prompt will confirm that the Facebook page has been successfully deleted, simply click OK. 

Now you should know how to delete a Facebook page on a desktop pc

How to Delete a Facebook Page on iPhone

If you do not have your computer, or simply prefer using Facebook on a mobile device, go on either your iOS or Android device, then follow the give steps below:

How to Delete a Facebook Page

Open the Facebook app. Open your mobile device’s Facebook app, sign in if required.

1. Click the Facebook menu. Click on the three dash lines located in the upper right corner of the screen, this will bring you to the Menu.

2. Go to your Facebook pages. Once you are in the menu, select your Facebook page or “Pages”. The placement of the menu options can be different based on different versions.

3. Click on the “Settings”. Click on the setting button on the top of the screen.

How to Delete a Facebook Page

4. Select “General”. Tap on the first option that comes up, which is “General”.

5. Go to the Remove Page section. Once you are “General”, scroll down till you come to the aptly titled “Remove Page” menu, tap on “Permanently delete [your page name]”

6. Delete Page on Facebook. You will be shown a prompt informing you that the page will be deleted permanently and to consider whether you want to delete the Facebook page or not. To delete your Facebook page, tap the button that says “Delete Page”.

These steps should solve your query about how to delete a Facebook page.

How to Delete a Facebook Page on Android

If you do not have your computer, or simply prefer using Facebook on a mobile device, go on either your iOS or Android device, then follow the give steps below:

How to Delete a Facebook Page

Open the Facebook app. Open your mobile device’s Facebook app, sign in if required.

1. Click the Facebook menu. Click on the three dash lines located in the upper right corner of the screen, this will bring you to the Menu.

2. Go to your Facebook pages. Once you are in the menu, select your Facebook page or “Pages”. The placement of the menu options can be different based on different versions.

3. Click on the “Settings”. Click on the setting button on the top of the screen.

How to Delete a Facebook Page

4. Select “General”. Tap on the first option that comes up, which is “General”.

5. Go to the Remove Page section. Once you are “General”, scroll down till you come to the aptly titled “Remove Page” menu, tap on “Permanently delete [your page name]”

6. Delete Page on Facebook. You will be shown a prompt informing you that the page will be deleted permanently and to consider whether you want to delete the Facebook page or not. To delete your Facebook page, tap the button that says “Delete Page”.

These steps should solve your query about how to delete a Facebook page.

is Deleting a Facebook Page is right choice

For many, deleting a Facebook page can have many reasons, it might be that they simply of course want to create a new page since the old one might either have incorrect information, is not really up to date with the latest trend of the web.

You might also have a Facebook page that you want to delete if it was only for temporary purposes such as marketing an old book or a web series.

Some people want to delete a page if it’s out of date or inaccurate, hence all of this can make you simply want to create a new page rather than keeping the old one.

This article will show you how to delete a Facebook page in various ways.

Consider before a Deleting a Facebook Page

Deleting a Facebook page will be permanent once the 14-day period of restoring your account has come and passed, even in between that, it will still be hard to get it back.

To keep yourself sane from the trouble that follow you down the lane in the future with the page restoration, try to either merge or unpublish your Facebook page instead. 

If you have truly made the ultimate decision to say the final farewell to your Facebook page, then read the next part below to know how to download your Facebook page data for keeping your content backed up before deleting your page.

How to Download your Facebook Page Data

If you are truly dead set on deleting your Facebook page, then it would be a prudent idea to try and save your data before deleting the entire thing. Anyone would prefer to save their years worth of data instead of letting it all go to waste, after all, the data on your old Facebook page might even be able to help you later in the future with something. 

This is where the Facebook page data download feature comes, with this, you can easily make a backup of your Facebook page data by downloading it.
To download your Facebook page data, follow some simple steps:

How to Delete a Facebook Page

1. Click on the Pages in the right top corner
2. Select the Page which you want to unpublish
3. Click on the Settings of your Facebook Page.

How to Download your Facebook Page Data​

4. Click on General in the right top corner
5. Click on Edit next to the Download Page

How to Download your Facebook Page Data​

6. Click on Download Page button to Download your Facebook Page Data

How to Download your Facebook Page Data​

7. Tick the data which you want to download, Since we are downloading only Facebook Page data. Tick on Pages button and untick everything else

How to Download your Facebook Page Data​

Facebook will give you a notification that your file is currently being created, once it is done, you will be notified

Once you get the notification, go to “Available Copies” and click on “Download” under the file section that has been created.

This will download your entire Facebook page’s data as a zip file.

Unpublish or hide your Facebook Page

You would often want to delete your Facebook page not only to just remove your old content, but rather because you don’t want to keep posting on your Facebook page for promotion or otherwise as you possibly might not have the time to do it.

If that is the reason why you are deleting the Facebook page, then it would be better to consider unpublishing (hiding) your Facebook page instead of deleting the entire page and losing all your hard work along the way.

By unpublishing your Facebook page, only you as the page admin will be able to see to it, it will be hidden from anyone else including those who like your page or are your friends.

You can also restore your Facebook page if you are the page admin of it in the future if you decide to start reposting on that same page again, this will save you a lot of trouble later in the future than if you delete the entire page permanently.

How to unpublish a Facebook Page on Desktop

How to Unpublish a Facebook Page on Desktop​

1. Click on the Pages in the right top corner
2. Select the Page which you want to unpublish
3. Click on the Settings of your Facebook Page.

How to Unpublish a Facebook Page on Desktop

4. Click on the General button in the top right corner
5. Select the Page visibility and click on Edit

How to Unpublish a Facebook Page on Desktop​

6. Click on Page unpublished
7. Finally click on Save changes.

Unpublishing your Facebook page will preserve your followers along with hiding your page from the general public, this way, you will be able to maintain a quiet and peaceful time along with the anonymity of your page.

Once you decide to publish the page again, it will be visible to everyone including your followers and colleagues. The page will also appear on the feed of those who like your Facebook page again.

How to Merge your Facebook Page

If you are the type to create multiple Facebook pages because you have a spread out business that requires multiple promotional materials or are an artist, then deleting a Facebook page could potentially cause more harm than good for you.

Although multiple pages could cause a conflict in a group if they desire different pages, rather than deleting one, wouldn’t it be better to merge them to have the best of both worlds? This will keep your followers intact too without making them go down the abyss.

To merge two Facebook pages into one, do the following:

  1. Log into your Facebook account
  2. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/merge
  3. Choose a Source Page(this will be deleted) and a Destination Page

(this page won’t be deleted and will instead be preserved)

  1. Click on “Continue”
  2. You will be given a prompt informing you about the page that will be deleted and the one that will be preserved, click on “Submit”

You should be able to merge two pages on Facebook with this step.

To do the same on mobile, do the following:

  1. Go to your Facebook app
  2. Tap on the Facebook Menu icon, which is 3 dash lines
  3. Go to “Pages”
  4. Choose your desired page
  5. Scroll horizontally till you come across “More”
  6. Scroll down and tap on “Edit Page”
  7. Tap on “Settings”
  8. Go to the “General” option
  9. Scroll down and tap on “Merge Pages” and enter your password for the prompt that comes next
  10. Select your Source and Destination pages and click on “Continue”

After doing this, you be given a prompt regarding the merge you are making, simply tap on “Request Merge” if you have made up your mind.

Things to note:

  • You won’t be able to merge two Facebook pages if you are not the admin of both.
  • The content from merged page such as profile, posts and pictures will be deleted, make sure to back them up.
  • Your pages must have the same names along with the same purpose to identify themselves with.

Deleting a Facebook Page FAQs

Are you still facing issues or questions regarding the deletion of your Facebook page? Still confused about whether you want to keep your Facebook page or delete it? These FAQs are here to save your day along with your energy!

Why can’t I delete the Facebook page?

A Facebook page can only be deleted by those who are page administrators, anyone else without the admin rights won’t be able to delete the page. If you don’t see the option to delete your page, that means you are not a page admin and hence have no admin rights to it.

Who is the Facebook page admin? How do I become one?

If you are the one who created the Facebook page, then you will be the page admin as you are its creator, you can also invite either your colleague or a family member and give them the same admin status if you want.

If you currently do not have page admin rights, then you will have to ask the page admin to give you access to the page.

How can I delete a Facebook page if I’m not the page admin?

Facebook pages are connected to the profile that created them, hence you might often face the problem of not being able to reach the page admin, it might be even that the page admin has left.

In such a situation such as this, you’ll have to report the entire page to Facebook.

For reporting a page to Facebook as a delete request, do they following:

  1. Visit the page you want deleted for any reason
  2. Click on the three dots located under the very right of the “Like” button
  3. Click on “Find support or report page.”
  4. Enter the details that has forced you into reporting the page for deletion

Once you are done, you will have to wait for Facebook to decide whether your request is valid or not, if they decide to comply with your delete request, you are all done, the Facebook page will be deleted.

What if I change my mind after I delete my Facebook page?

Facebook is extremely rigid when it comes to deleting a page, you will only have a limited set of time to try and bring it back, you might not be able to do it even. Essentially, once you decide to delete the Facebook page and go with it, there won’t be a turning back.
 

So, if you are truly not decided about deleting your page, then you can try to either unpublish your page or backup your Facebook page’s content by downloading the data before deleting it.

And there you have it, with this, all your doubts about how to delete a Facebook page along with your other questions should be cleared now.

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